Journal cover Journal topic
The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 4.524 IF 4.524
  • IF 5-year value: 5.558 IF 5-year
    5.558
  • CiteScore value: 4.84 CiteScore
    4.84
  • SNIP value: 1.425 SNIP 1.425
  • IPP value: 4.65 IPP 4.65
  • SJR value: 3.034 SJR 3.034
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 55 Scimago H
    index 55
  • h5-index value: 52 h5-index 52
TC | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 845-859, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-845-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 845-859, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-845-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Mar 2019

Research article | 11 Mar 2019

Firn data compilation reveals widespread decrease of firn air content in western Greenland

Baptiste Vandecrux et al.
Related authors  
Greenland Ice Sheet solid ice discharge from 1986 through 2017
Kenneth D. Mankoff, William Colgan, Anne Solgaard, Nanna B. Karlsson, Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Dirk van As, Jason E. Box, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Kristian K. Kjeldsen, Jeremie Mouginot, and Robert S. Fausto
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 769-786, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-769-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-769-2019, 2019
Short summary
Glacier algae accelerate melt rates on the western Greenland Ice Sheet
Joseph M. Cook, Andrew J. Tedstone, Christopher Williamson, Jenine McCutcheon, Andrew J. Hodson, Archana Dayal, McKenzie Skiles, Stefan Hofer, Robert Bryant, Owen McAree, Andrew McGonigle, Jonathan Ryan, Alexandre M. Anesio, Tristram D. L. Irvine-Fynn, Alun Hubbard, Edward Hanna, Mark Flanner, Sathish Mayanna, Liane G. Benning, Dirk van As, Marian Yallop, Jim McQuaid, Thomas Gribbin, and Martyn Tranter
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-58,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-58, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC
Short summary
Development of physically based liquid water schemes for Greenland firn-densification models
Vincent Verjans, Amber Leeson, C. Max Stevens, Michael MacFerrin, Brice Noël, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-21,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-21, 2019
Revised manuscript accepted for TC
Short summary
Greenland Ice Sheet late-season melt: Investigating multi-scale drivers of K-transect events
Thomas J. Ballinger, Thomas L. Mote, Kyle Mattingly, Angela C. Bliss, Edward Hanna, Dirk van As, Melissa Prieto, Saeideh Gharehchahi, Xavier Fettweis, Brice Noël, Paul C. J. P. Smeets, Mads H. Ribergaard, and John Cappelen
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-285,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-285, 2019
Manuscript under review for TC
Short summary
A new surface meltwater routing model for use on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface
Kang Yang, Laurence C. Smith, Leif Karlstrom, Matthew G. Cooper, Marco Tedesco, Dirk van As, Xiao Cheng, Zhuoqi Chen, and Manchun Li
The Cryosphere, 12, 3791-3811, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3791-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3791-2018, 2018
Short summary
Related subject area  
Discipline: Ice sheets | Subject: Greenland
Increased Greenland melt triggered by large-scale, year-round cyclonic moisture intrusions
Marilena Oltmanns, Fiammetta Straneo, and Marco Tedesco
The Cryosphere, 13, 815-825, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-815-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-815-2019, 2019
Short summary
Velocity response of Petermann Glacier, northwest Greenland, to past and future calving events
Emily A. Hill, G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, J. Rachel Carr, and Chris R. Stokes
The Cryosphere, 12, 3907-3921, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3907-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3907-2018, 2018
Short summary
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 Noël, and Michiel R. van den Broeke
The Cryosphere, 12, 3813-3825, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018, 2018
Short summary
A new surface meltwater routing model for use on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface
Kang Yang, Laurence C. Smith, Leif Karlstrom, Matthew G. Cooper, Marco Tedesco, Dirk van As, Xiao Cheng, Zhuoqi Chen, and Manchun Li
The Cryosphere, 12, 3791-3811, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3791-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3791-2018, 2018
Short summary
Brief communication: Impact of the recent atmospheric circulation change in summer on the future surface mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Alison Delhasse, Xavier Fettweis, Christoph Kittel, Charles Amory, and Cécile Agosta
The Cryosphere, 12, 3409-3418, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3409-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3409-2018, 2018
Short summary
Cited articles  
Albert, M. and Shultz, E.: Snow and firn properties and air–snow transport processes at Summit, Greenland, Atmos. Environ., 36, 2789–2797, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00119-X, 2002. 
Alley, R.: Transformations in Polar Firn, PhD Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 1987. 
Bader, H.: Sorge's law of densification of snow on high polar glaciers, J. Glaciol., 2, 15, 319–411, https://doi.org/10.3189/S0022143000025144, 1954. 
Baker, I.: Density and permeability measurements with depth for the NEEM 2009S2 firn core, ACADIS Gateway, https://doi.org/10.18739/A2Q88G, 2012. 
Benson, C. S.: Stratigraphic Studies in the Snow and Firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet, U.S. Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE–CRREL), Research Report 70, reprinted with revisions by CRREL, 1996, 1962. 
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The perennial snow, or firn, on the Greenland ice sheet each summer stores part of the meltwater formed at the surface, buffering the ice sheet’s contribution to sea level. We gathered observations of firn air content, indicative of the space available in the firn to retain meltwater, and find that this air content remained stable in cold regions of the firn over the last 65 years but recently decreased significantly in western Greenland.
The perennial snow, or firn, on the Greenland ice sheet each summer stores part of the meltwater...
Citation