Special Issue "Cryosphere"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
This Special Issue, “Cryosphere”, of Geosciences aims to present the diversity within the field and state-of-the-art research on glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, sea ice, and snow cover. It also seeks to display a wide range of regional studies and methodological approaches such as laboratory experiments, field measurements and observations, numerical modeling, and remote sensing. Contributions on the interactions between the cryosphere and other elements of the geosystem (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere) are of particular interest, as are applied aspects related to the cryosphere, for example, natural hazards, hydropower, water resources, and artificial glaciation. Last, but not least, the Special Issue allows for stretching our imagination beyond Earth, and welcomes new insights into the cryospheres of other planets.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kamp
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- ice sheets
- sea ice
- snow cover
- cryosphere and natural hazards
- cryosphere and hydropower
- cryosphere and water resources
- planetary ice
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Late Holocene Glacier Dynamics in the Miyar Basin, Lahul Himalaya, India
Authors: Sanjay Deswal, Milap Chand Sharma *, Navin Juyal, Pradeep Srivastava, Ishwar Singh, Rakesh Saini, Ajai, I. M. Bahuguna
Abstract:Reconstructing past climatic events is of immense significance in the backdrop of present concerns on climate change. Glaciers and ice bodies, being sensitive and key indicators of climate change, have undergone substantial retreat across the globe past one century. As in other parts of the world, this study on the geomorphic history of Miyar basin on different stages of evolution of landscape which have been are still are primarily controlled by glacial and interglacial phases; provides assessment of climatic variations on a millennial scale. The oldest glaciation (termed here as the Miyar Stage) could not be dated due to paucity of suitable dating sites or material. However, this major advance had all tributaries coalesce which covered ~500 km2 (52%) area of the basin i.e. almost 2.5 times as compared to the present glacier cover (23.8%). Baring the large trough, there are hardly any other landforms of the Miyar stage, notwithstanding the paleo-cirques which dominate the present day landscape. Such non-existence of related landforms of this stage may be indicative of rapid post-glacial modification in such a highly dynamic mountain environment. The second stage (termed here as Khanjar stage) is well established by extensive depositional features such as lateral moraines, terminal moraines, drumlins and lacustrine fills, typically constrained within 8-6 ka (Optically Stimulated Luminescence ages); bracketing it to the early Holocene advances elsewhere in the Himalayas. Young glacial landform records are limited within few hundred meters of the present terminuses of various glaciers, probably making these extents cotemporanous with the Little Ice Age (LIA) event of other regions. Such recent landform records in the vicinity of glacier fronts have been termed as the Menthosa advance where the evidence of such advance are impeccable. Paraglacial landforms dominate the present landscape of the basin where resedimentation probably turned super-active once these glaciers receded to higher altitudes, and on achieving the new local base-level post the mid Holocene deglaciation.
Title: Paleoenvironmental Conditions of the Tsengel Khairkhan Region in the Mongolian Altai
Authors: Michael Walther, Avirmed Dashtseren, Ulrich Kamp and Caleb Pan
Title: Climate Change Likely Amplifies Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin
Authors: Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Zakir Hussain Dahri, Nynke Hofstra, Erik P Querner, Asif Khan*, Rik Leemans
Title: Glaciers in the arid parts of the Altai Mountains: present dynamics and patterns of retreat
Authors: Ganyushkin D.*, Chistyakov K.V., Volkov I.V., Bancev D.V., Kunaeva E.P.
Title: Sea ice high resolution models and risks for shipping
Authors: Yevgeny Aksenov, et al.