Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
Cryospheric Sciences welcomes alike studies on glaciers and ice sheets, seasonal snow, frozen ground, and sea, lake and river ice; as well as their interaction with other components of the Earth-climate system. Submitting authors should consult the full section scope and select an Associate Editor with the appropriate expertise to invite to handle their manuscript.
Cryospheric science is a rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse discipline of Earth Sciences. Cryospheric Sciences, a specialty section of Frontiers in Earth Science, is a gold open-access, peer-reviewed electronic publishing venue devoted to rapid publication of original, innovative, high-quality research on all aspects of the cryosphere on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system. Cryospheric Sciences welcomes alike studies on glaciers and ice sheets, seasonal snow, frozen ground, and sea, lake and river ice; as well as their interaction with other components of the Earth-climate system.
Studies may use a wide range of methods including field investigations, laboratory experiments, theoretical considerations, numerical modeling or remote sensing. Time scales span from the entire Earth’s history, present-day, to future projections, and spatial scales from local to global. The journal will enable cross-cutting topics advancing the understanding, observation and modeling of the cryosphere. Authors are encouraged to supplement their articles with additional material, such as datasets, meta-data, and code.
Submitting authors should consult the list of Associate Editors below, and select the most appropriate as their preferred handling editor when submitting their manuscript:
Board of Associate Editors:
Timothy Bartholomaus – Tidewater glaciers, calving, ice-ocean interactions, glacier seismicity, glacier hydrology
Annett Bartsch – Permafrost, remote sensing, snow, mass movements
Matthias Braun – Glaciers, radar remote sensing, optical remote sensing, mass balance, Antarctic Peninsula, High Asian Mountains, Svalbard, Patagonia
Christian Hauck – Permafrost, soil moisture, geophysical methods, permafrost modelling, land-atmosphere interactions
Martin Hoelze – Mountain permafrost, ground thermal regime, mountain glaciers, energy balance, glacier mass balance
Alun Hubbard – Glaciers, ice sheets, ice flow modeling, ice dynamics, tidewater glaciers, paleo-glaciology
Matthias Huss – Glaciers, glacier mass balance, glacier-climate interactions, climate change, sea-level rise, glacier hydrology, ice thickness
Jennifer Hutchings – Sea-ice, sea-ice dynamics, rheology, sea-ice mechanics, Arctic, Antarctic
Michael Lehning – Snow, snow-atmosphere interactions, surface energy balance, snow modelling, snow transport, snow deposition, snow hydrology, boundary layer, turbulence
Andy Mahoney – Sea-ice, sea-ice remote sensing, landfast sea-ice, sea-ice thickness, sea-ice habitat, sea-ice mass balance, community-based observing, historical data
Maurine Montagnat – Ice mechanics, physics of ice deformation, textures in snow and ice, textures along ice cores
Francisco Navarro – Ground-penetrating radar, glacier dynamics modelling, glacier mass balance, Svalbard, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Felix Ng – Mathematical modeling of glacier/ice-sheet dynamics, hydrology and processes from crystal scale to large scale
Thomas Vikhamar Schuler – Glaciers, glacier hydrology, glacier mass balance, precipitation modeling, Svalbard
Christoph Schneider – Mountain glaciers and icecaps, surface energy balance, surface mass balance, glacier response to climate forcing, Antarctic peninsula, Patagonia, Svalbard, Tibet
Shin Sugiyama – Glacier flow, basal processes, tidewater glaciers, calving, Patagonia
Marco Tedesco – Remote sensing of the cryosphere, Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets energy balance and mass balance, ice sheets and snow hydrology, polar system processes, atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction
Paul Vallelonga – Ice sheets, ice cores, impurities, aerosols, paleoclimate, pollution, sea ice reconstruction
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Cryospheric Sciences welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Cryospheric Sciences, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Cryospheric Sciences will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Earth Science.