Special Issue "Cryosphere II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: cryosphere; environmental change; hazards; human–environment interactions; mountains
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing for Geomorphological Mapping
This first special issue “Cryosphere” of Geosciences (2017/2018) included thirteen papers that shed light on a diverse list of ice- and snow-related topics: alpine glaciers, glacial lakes, GLOFs, permafrost, sea ice, snow cover, ice cores, and cryosols. They present results and conclusions from the Alborz, Alpen, Altai, Tien Shan, and Himalaya mountains; from the Arctic and Antarctica; and from the tundra of Russia and the taiga of Finland. The second volume “Cryosphere II” is a continuation of this reporting on our ever-changing cryosphere and has the same focus: it 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. Ulrich Kamp
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ice sheets
- Sea ice
- Snow cover
- Cryosphere and natural hazards
- Cryosphere and hydropower
- Cryosphere and water resources
- Planetary ice