Northern hydrology in transition – impacts of a changing cryosphere on water resources, ecosystems, and humans (TC/HESS inter-journal SI)(TC/HESS inter-journal SI)
Northern hydrology in transition – impacts of a changing cryosphere on water resources, ecosystems, and humans (TC/HESS inter-journal SI)(TC/HESS inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): Laura Brown, David Gustafsson, Olga Makarieva, Andrea Popp, Gunhild Rosqvist, Ylva Sjöberg, and Svetlana Stuefer Special issue jointly organized between The Cryosphere and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

High-latitude regions are experiencing amplified anthropogenic global warming. Cryospheric changes (e.g. permafrost thaw, snow and ice accumulation, and melt) are strongly coupled with the hydrologic cycle and severely impact the amount and seasonality of groundwater recharge and streamflow generation and associated biogeochemical cycling. These widespread changes, in turn, affect ecological and human systems, with impacts evident even in the ocean. This special issue aims to foster knowledge exchange across communities to gain a better understanding of coupled processes between the cryosphere, hydrology, ecosystems, and humans. It encompasses contributions on topics related to cold-region hydrology with a focus on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, particularly targeting the following aspects:

  • climate-change-induced cryospheric alterations and impacts on the water cycle in northern environments, e.g. changes in the snowpack, glacier recession, permafrost thaw, stream discharge, lake size, and wildfires;
  • interdisciplinary research that furthers our understanding of the nexus between hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecosystem processes in cold-region environments;
  • the impacts of current (e.g. mining, logging, dam building) and past (e.g. peatland drainage/restoration) land-use changes in high-latitude regions;
  • transdisciplinary research, including knowledge of Indigenous communities and other interested parties, ideally aimed at sustainable co-development of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies;
  • studies providing open tools for the development and testing of transposable models in cold-region environments;
  • studies providing information on or presenting new tools for the improvement and standardization of measurement techniques and network design in northern regions.

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27 Jun 2024
The influence of permafrost and other environmental controls on stream thermal sensitivity across Yukon, Canada
Andras Janos Szeitz and Sean K. Carey
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1741,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1741, 2024
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Jun 2024
Circumarctic land cover diversity considering wetness gradients
Annett Bartsch, Aleksandra Efimova, Barbara Widhalm, Xaver Muri, Clemens von Baeckmann, Helena Bergstedt, Ksenia Ermokhina, Gustaf Hugelius, Birgit Heim, and Marina Leibman
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 28, 2421–2481, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-28-2421-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-28-2421-2024, 2024
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12 Apr 2024
Landcover succession for recently drained lakes in permafrost on the Yamal peninsula, Western Siberia
Clemens von Baeckmann, Annett Bartsch, Helena Bergstedt, Aleksandra Efimova, Barbara Widhalm, Dorothee Ehrich, Timo Kumpula, Alexander Sokolov, and Svetlana Abdulmanova
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-699,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-699, 2024
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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05 Mar 2024
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Regime shifts in Arctic terrestrial hydrology manifested from impacts of climate warming
Michael A. Rawlins and Ambarish V. Karmalkar
The Cryosphere, 18, 1033–1052, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1033-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1033-2024, 2024
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28 Feb 2024
Thermal Regime of High Arctic Tundra Ponds, Nanuit Itillinga (Polar Bear Pass), Nunavut, Canada
Kathy L. Young and Laura C. Brown
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2023-297,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2023-297, 2024
Revised manuscript accepted for HESS (discussion: closed, 8 comments)
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21 Feb 2024
A mathematical model to improve water storage of glacial lakes prediction towards addressing glacial lake outburst floods
Miaomiao Qi, Shiyin Liu, Yongpeng Gao, Fuming Xie, Georg Veh, Letian Xiao, Jinlong Jing, Yu Zhu, and Kunpeng Wu
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2024-24,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2024-24, 2024
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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02 Nov 2023
Sublimation Measurements of Tundra and Taiga Snowpack in Alaska
Kelsey Spehlmann, Eugénie Euskirchen, and Svetlana Stuefer
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-153,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2023-153, 2023
Preprint under review for TC (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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