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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
13 Dec 2018
Glacial and geomorphic effects of a supraglacial lake drainage and outburst event, Everest region, Nepal Himalaya
Evan S. Miles, C. Scott Watson, Fanny Brun, Etienne Berthier, Michel Esteves, Duncan J. Quincey, Katie E. Miles, Bryn Hubbard, and Patrick Wagnon
The Cryosphere, 12, 3891-3905, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3891-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3891-2018, 2018
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13 Dec 2018
Variability in individual particle structure and mixing states between the glacier–snowpack and atmosphere in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau
Zhiwen Dong, Shichang Kang, Dahe Qin, Yaping Shao, Sven Ulbrich, and Xiang Qin
The Cryosphere, 12, 3877-3890, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3877-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3877-2018, 2018
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13 Dec 2018
Identification of blowing snow particles in images from a multi-angle snowflake camera
Mathieu Schaer, Christophe Praz, and Alexis Berne
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-248,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-248, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Dec 2018
Heterogeneous spatial and temporal pattern of surface elevation change and mass balance of the Patagonian icefields between 2000 and 2016
Wael Abdel Jaber, Helmut Rott, Dana Floricioiu, Jan Wuite, and Nuno Miranda
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-258,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-258, 2018
Manuscript under review for TC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 Dec 2018
Rapid retreat of permafrost coastline observed with aerial drone photogrammetry
Andrew M. Cunliffe, George Tanski, Boris Radosavljevic, William F. Palmer, Torsten Sachs, Hugues Lantuit, Jeffrey T. Kerby, and Isla H. Myers-Smith
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-234,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2018-234, 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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