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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Co-editors-in-chief: Florent Dominé, Olaf Eisen, Christian Haas, Christian Hauck & Thomas Mölg
The Cryosphere (TC) is an 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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19 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

We recently launched our full-text HTML workflow and optimized our journal websites for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading articles in our open-access journals.

19 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

We recently launched our full-text HTML workflow and optimized our journal websites for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading articles in our open-access journals.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

20 Sep 2018 Press Release: Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study published in TC. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30% chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. But study authors Michael Wolovick and John Moore caution that reducing emissions still remains key to stopping climate change and its dramatic effects.

20 Sep 2018 Press Release: Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study published in TC. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30% chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. But study authors Michael Wolovick and John Moore caution that reducing emissions still remains key to stopping climate change and its dramatic effects.

Recent articles
19 Nov 2018
What historical landfast ice observations tell us about projected ice conditions in Arctic archipelagoes and marginal seas under anthropogenic forcing
Frédéric Laliberté, Stephen E. L. Howell, Jean-François Lemieux, Frédéric Dupont, and Ji Lei
The Cryosphere, 12, 3577-3588, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3577-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3577-2018, 2018
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19 Nov 2018
Modelling the fate of surface melt on the Larsen C Ice Shelf
Sammie Buzzard, Daniel Feltham, and Daniela Flocco
The Cryosphere, 12, 3565-3575, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3565-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3565-2018, 2018
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16 Nov 2018
Organic matter across subsea permafrost thaw horizons on the East Siberian Arctic Shelf
Birgit Wild, Natalia Shakhova, Oleg Dudarev, Alexey Ruban, Denis Kosmach, Vladimir Tumskoy, Tommaso Tesi, Hanna Joß, Helena Alexanderson, Martin Jakobsson, Alexey Mazurov, Igor Semiletov, and Örjan Gustafsson
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-229,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-229, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Nov 2018
Saharan dust events in the European Alps: role on snowmelt and geochemical characterization
Biagio Di Mauro, Roberto Garzonio, Micol Rossini, Gianluca Filippa, Paolo Pogliotti, Marta Galvagno, Umberto Morra di Cella, Mirco Migliavacca, Giovanni Baccolo, Massimiliano Clemenza, Barbara Delmonte, Valter Maggi, Marie Dumont, François Tuzet, Matthieu Lafaysse, Samuel Morin, Edoardo Cremonese, and Roberto Colombo
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-241,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-241, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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14 Nov 2018
Attenuation of Sound in Glacier Ice from 2 kHz to 35 kHz
Alexander Meyer, Dmitry Eliseev, Dirk Heinen, Peter Linder, Franziska Scholz, Lars Steffen Weinstock, Christopher Wiebusch, and Simon Zierke
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-224,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-224, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
24 Oct 2018
The internal structure of the Brunt Ice Shelf from ice-penetrating radar analysis and implications for ice shelf fracture
Edward C. King, Jan De Rydt, and G. Hilmar Gudmundsson
The Cryosphere, 12, 3361-3372, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3361-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3361-2018, 2018
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25 Sep 2018
Satellite-derived sea ice export and its impact on Arctic ice mass balance
Robert Ricker, Fanny Girard-Ardhuin, Thomas Krumpen, and Camille Lique
The Cryosphere, 12, 3017-3032, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3017-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3017-2018, 2018
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20 Sep 2018
Stopping the flood: could we use targeted geoengineering to mitigate sea level rise?
Michael J. Wolovick and John C. Moore
The Cryosphere, 12, 2955-2967, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2955-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2955-2018, 2018
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10 Sep 2018
Seasonal to decadal variability in ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet
Michalea D. King, Ian M. Howat, Seongsu Jeong, Myoung J. Noh, Bert Wouters, Brice Nöel, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-177,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-177, 2018
Revised manuscript accepted for TC (discussion: closed, 3 comments)
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07 Sep 2018
Mechanisms leading to the 2016 giant twin glacier collapses, Aru Range, Tibet
Adrien Gilbert, Silvan Leinss, Jeffrey Kargel, Andreas Kääb, Simon Gascoin, Gregory Leonard, Etienne Berthier, Alina Karki, and Tandong Yao
The Cryosphere, 12, 2883-2900, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2883-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2883-2018, 2018
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