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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the cryosphere

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Examples

  • NSIDC has been a leader in the field of cryospheric data management since 1976; it is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Contributor: National Snow and Ice Data Center

  • "While there have been ice breakouts of this magnitude from Jakonbshavn and other glaciers in the past, this event is unusual because it occurs on the heels of a warm winter that saw no sea ice form in the surrounding bay," said Thomas Wagner, cryospheric program scientist at NASA Headquarters, in a press release.

    NASA eyeballs glacial melt in Greenland

  • ICIMOD is now focusing on assimilating existing information and national data and developing a regional database so that a regional monitoring system on the status of cryospheric elements like snow and glaciers can be put in place.

    Melting the Snow

  • ICIMOD is now focusing on assimilating existing information and national data and developing a regional database so that a regional monitoring system on the status of cryospheric elements like snow and glaciers can be put in place.

    Melting the Snow

  • The Arctic region surrounds the Earth's North Pole, but its geographic limits have been variously described according to climatological, biological, cryospheric, cultural, and political criteria.

    Arctic

  • Recent observational data present a generally consistent picture of cryospheric change shaped by patterns of recent warming and variations in the atmospheric circulation.

    Cryosphere and Hydrology in the Arctic

  • Terrestrial snow cover is the most rapidly varying cryospheric variable on the surface of the earth.

    Snow cover in the Arctic

  • The following sections examine recent and ongoing changes in each cryospheric component, as well as changes projected for the 21st century.

    Introduction to Cryosphere and Hydrology in the Arctic

  • This is especially the case for cryospheric components that significantly affect the water cycle of lakes, rivers, and ponds; the habitat characteristics of these freshwater systems; and the flora and fauna that occupy them.

    Broad-scale effects of climate change on freshwater systems in the Arctic

  • While the various cryospheric and atmospheric changes are consistent in an aggregate sense and are quite large in some cases, it is likely that low-frequency variations in the atmosphere and ocean have played at least some role in forcing the cryospheric and hydrological trends of the past few decades.

    Cryosphere and Hydrology in the Arctic

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