Special Issue "Polar Glacier Mass Balance and Climate Change"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 117

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yuande Yang
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Guest Editor
Chinese Antarctic Center of Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: mass balance; glaciers; glaciology; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polar glaciers, the key indicators of climate and cryosphere change, play a critical role in the Earth's hydrological cycle, ecosystem stability, and global sea-level rise. Moreover, glacial changes affect those of the climate and sea level. The primary goal is to advance our knowledge of glaciers and their interaction with the atmosphere and humans, ultimately contributing to a better understanding of climate dynamics and future projections. We invite contributions from researchers across various disciplines, including but not limited to glaciology, climatology, hydrology, remote sensing, and atmospheric science. This Special Issue welcomes original research articles, review papers, and case studies that explore various aspects of glaciers, such as glacier mass balance, glacier retreat and advance, glacial hydrology, glacier-atmosphere interactions, glacial geomorphology, and the influence of glaciers on local and regional climate systems. We encourage submissions that utilize multidisciplinary approaches, combining field observations, remote sensing, modeling, and historical analyses to provide a holistic view of glacier responses to climate change. Additionally, studies focusing on the impact of glacier dynamics on downstream ecosystems, water resources, and sea-level rise are also encouraged. This Special Issue aims to foster discussions on cutting-edge research, methodologies, and modeling approaches related to glaciers, promoting a deeper understanding of the processes governing these vital components of the Earth's cryosphere.

Prof. Dr. Yuande Yang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • glaciers
  • glaciology
  • climate change
  • cryosphere
  • hydrology

Published Papers

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