The Cryosphere is the component of the Earth's system that contains water in its frozen state. Including the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, continental (including tropical) glaciers, snow, sea ice, river and lake ice, permafrost and seasonally frozen ground, the Cryosphere forms an essential component of the Climate System (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 4th Assessment Report, 2007).

We are a research group interested in the many complex interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate Change, based in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. Our grouping spans diverse aspects of Cryosphere and Climate Change research, including, but not limited to: Cryosphere-Climate Interaction; Geomorphology and Geochronology; Palaeoclimate and Palaeoglaciology; Remote Sensing of Cryosphere; and Subglacial Environments.

We encourage you to browse around these pages to learn more about our activities, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our group here at University of Aberdeen.

Image: An automatic weather station installed near a debris-covered glacier in Western Himalaya