Condensed Matter Researches in Cryospheric Science
A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896).
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2. CNR - Istituto Struttura della Materia and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Basovizza Area Science Park, 34149 Trieste, Italy
3. RICMASS - Rome International Center for Materials Science – Superstripes, Via dei Sabelli 119A, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: correlation phenomena in X-ray absorption spectroscopy; X-ray absorption in elements of geophysical interest; dust and aerosol characterization; ultra-trace detection for indoor and outdoor environmental studies
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Interests: mineral dust transport reconstruction and concentration and size distribution of atmospheric dust; paleoclimatology from ice cores in polar and mid-latitude glaciers; Antarctica and Greenland ice sheets; quaternary geology; ice deposits in hypogean environments; mineral dust climate reconstruction
2. State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: cryosphere and climate change; high Asia cryosphere observation; sea ice reconstruction in Antarctica ice core; paleoclimatology from Greenland and Antarctica ice cores; cryospheric change and sustainable development; cryosphere service function
On behalf of Condensed Matter, we would like to invite papers for consideration in a Special Issue dedicated to “Condensed Matter Researches in Cryospheric Science”, which will cover climatic and environmental research, based on the detection and characterization of minerals and dust present in ice cores and aerosols in the atmosphere; an interdisciplinary, modern and strategic research field looking at climate and pollution on a local and global scale.
Despite increasing interest and great efforts, in particular, over the last decade, there is a lack of consensus on many issues associated with environmental and climatic problems. The amount of research regarding the environment, mountains and polar glaciers and the cryosphere in general, are continuously increasing. Ice cores, permafrost and snow represent extraordinary climatic and environmental information archives that are seriously at risk because of the increasing temperatures on Earth. Research using new experimental methods may help to investigate the unique and precious archives with time and spatial resolutions not even imaginable a few years ago. However, new ideas and approaches are required to improve and extend the characterization of ice and snow, extremely complex and fragile materials and their organic and inorganic contents. Modern techniques could be also applied to other environmental problems, where the accurate detection and characterization of dust and aerosols present in the atmosphere is highly required.
One of the objectives of this issue of Condensed Matter is certainly to trigger interest in climatic and environmental research and show the available experimental techniques to support the emerging trends in Cryospheric Science and to stimulate new ideas.
Prof. Dr. Augusto Marcelli
Prof. Dr. Valter Maggi
Prof. Dr. Cunde Xiao
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- mineral dust, snow/ice, cryoconite, black carbon, atmospheric pollution, PM particulate matter
- environmental sciences, mercury geochemistry
- X-ray spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, elemental coordination