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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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28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

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

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the TC website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading TC articles.

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

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the TC website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading TC articles.

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.

Recent articles
11 Dec 2018
Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, over the next 100 years using various ice flow models, ice shelf melt scenarios and basal friction laws
Hongju Yu, Eric Rignot, Helene Seroussi, and Mathieu Morlighem
The Cryosphere, 12, 3861-3876, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018, 2018
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10 Dec 2018
A simulation of a large-scale drifting snowstorm in the turbulent boundary layer
Zhengshi Wang and Shuming Jia
The Cryosphere, 12, 3841-3851, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3841-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3841-2018, 2018
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10 Dec 2018
Brief communication: widespread potential for seawater infiltration on Antarctic ice shelves
Sue Cook, Benjamin K. Galton-Fenzi, Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg, and Richard Coleman
The Cryosphere, 12, 3853-3859, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3853-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3853-2018, 2018
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10 Dec 2018
Increased Greenland melt triggered by large-scale, year-round precipitation events
Marilena Oltmanns, Fiammetta Straneo, and Marco Tedesco
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-243,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-243, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Dec 2018
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 Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-220,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-220, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
11 Dec 2018
Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, over the next 100 years using various ice flow models, ice shelf melt scenarios and basal friction laws
Hongju Yu, Eric Rignot, Helene Seroussi, and Mathieu Morlighem
The Cryosphere, 12, 3861-3876, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3861-2018, 2018
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03 Dec 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 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
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30 Nov 2018
Cold-to-warm flow regime transition in snow avalanches
Anselm Köhler, Jan-Thomas Fischer, Riccardo Scandroglio, Mathias Bavay, Jim McElwaine, and Betty Sovilla
The Cryosphere, 12, 3759-3774, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3759-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3759-2018, 2018
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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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