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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 4.790 IF 4.790
  • IF 5-year value: 5.921 IF 5-year
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  • CiteScore value: 5.27 CiteScore
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  • SNIP value: 1.551 SNIP 1.551
  • IPP value: 5.08 IPP 5.08
  • SJR value: 3.016 SJR 3.016
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 63 Scimago H
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  • h5-index value: 51 h5-index 51
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Co-editors-in-chief: Florent Dominé, Olaf Eisen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck & Thomas Mölg
The Cryosphere (TC) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on all aspects of frozen water and ground on Earth and on other planetary bodies.
The main subject areas are ice sheets and glaciers, planetary ice bodies, permafrost, river and lake ice, seasonal snow cover, sea ice, remote sensing, numerical modelling, in situ and laboratory studies of the above and including studies of the interaction of the cryosphere with the rest of the climate system.
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02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

Recent papers
13 Sep 2019
Investigation of spatiotemporal variability of melt pond fraction and its relationship with sea ice extent during 2000–2017 using a new data
Yifan Ding, Xiao Cheng, Jiping Liu, Fengming Hui, and Zhenzhan Wang
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-208,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-208, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Sep 2019
The morphology of ice and liquid brine in an environmental scanning electron microscope: a study of the freezing methods
Ľubica Vetráková, Vilém Neděla, Jiří Runštuk, and Dominik Heger
The Cryosphere, 13, 2385–2405, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2385-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2385-2019, 2019
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11 Sep 2019
Long-range terrestrial laser scanning measurements of annual and intra-annual mass balances for Urumqi Glacier No. 1, eastern Tien Shan, China
Chunhai Xu, Zhongqin Li, Huilin Li, Feiteng Wang, and Ping Zhou
The Cryosphere, 13, 2361–2383, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2361-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2361-2019, 2019
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10 Sep 2019
Multi-physics ensemble snow modelling in the western Himalaya
David M. W. Pritchard, Nathan Forsythe, Greg O'Donnell, Hayley J. Fowler, and Nick Rutter
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-187,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-187, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Sep 2019
Incorporating moisture content in surface energy balance modeling of a debris-covered glacier
Alexandra Giese, Aaron Boone, Patrick Wagnon, and Robert Hawley
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-168,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-168, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
19 Jul 2019
Brief communication: Updated GAMDAM glacier inventory over high-mountain Asia
Akiko Sakai
The Cryosphere, 13, 2043–2049, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2043-2019, 2019
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04 Jul 2019
Converting snow depth to snow water equivalent using climatological variables
David F. Hill, Elizabeth A. Burakowski, Ryan L. Crumley, Julia Keon, J. Michelle Hu, Anthony A. Arendt, Katreen Wikstrom Jones, and Gabriel J. Wolken
The Cryosphere, 13, 1767–1784, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1767-2019, 2019
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27 May 2019
Recrystallization processes, microstructure and crystallographic preferred orientation evolution in polycrystalline ice during high-temperature simple shear
Baptiste Journaux, Thomas Chauve, Maurine Montagnat, Andrea Tommasi, Fabrice Barou, David Mainprice, and Léa Gest
The Cryosphere, 13, 1495–1511, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1495-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Uncertainty quantification of the multi-centennial response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change
Kevin Bulthuis, Maarten Arnst, Sainan Sun, and Frank Pattyn
The Cryosphere, 13, 1349–1380, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1349-2019, 2019
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24 Apr 2019
Winter tourism under climate change in the Pyrenees and the French Alps: relevance of snowmaking as a technical adaptation
Pierre Spandre, Hugues François, Deborah Verfaillie, Marc Pons, Matthieu Vernay, Matthieu Lafaysse, Emmanuelle George, and Samuel Morin
The Cryosphere, 13, 1325–1347, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1325-2019, 2019
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