Cryosphere Information Engraved in Tree Rings

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 158

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State Key Laboratory of Tibetan Plateau Earth System, Resources and Environment (TPESRE), Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: tree rings; climate change; glaciers; forest; climatology; geography; ecology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tree rings can reveal the history and dynamics of the cryosphere, the frozen part of the Earth system that influences the global climate and water cycle. This Special Issue aims to present the latest tree-ring research on the cryosphere and its interactions with other components of the Earth system. It will cover topics that include the following: how tree rings respond to and reconstruct past cryospheric changes and events; how tree rings help to understand the mechanisms and feedbacks between the cryosphere and the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; and how tree rings can assess and predict future cryospheric changes and risks through the development and application of modeling.

The Special Issue will feature diverse and cutting-edge research from various disciplines and regions and show how tree-ring data can be integrated with other sources of information (such as remote sensing and modeling) to provide a holistic picture of the cryospheric system. We invite submissions of original research articles, review articles (including bibliometrics), and perspectives that address any aspect of tree-ring research related to the cryosphere. We especially encourage submissions that explore the interaction of multi-circles, new topics, methods, or perspectives in tree-ring and cryospheric research, or that bridge gaps between different disciplines or regions.

Prof. Dr. Haifeng Zhu
Guest Editor

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  • tree rings
  • glacier retreat
  • snow cover
  • permafrost
  • avalanche
  • vegetation succession
  • mechanisms
  • multi-circles interaction
  • numerical modeling, remote sensing

Published Papers

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