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  • 21 May, 2020

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Cryosphere

Cryosphere

Cryosphere refers to the frozen part of the earth's surface. It might be comprised of snow, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and ice sheets, and frozen grounds. This region plays a major role in the Earth’s climate system through its impact on the surface energy budget, the water cycle, and sea level.

It is a fundamental control of the physical, biological and social environment over a large part of the Earth’s surface. The cryosphere is a natural integrator of climate variability and provides one of the most visible signatures of climate change.

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