The cryosphere serves as not only the conventional domain within the realms of geography, geology, and ecology but also extends opportunities and a platform for scholars in the spheres of global chemistry. This includes pertinent branches such as analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry, particularly against the backdrop of climate change. We are confident that this dedicated special issue and its concomitant scholarly activities will efficaciously facilitate cross-national communication, encompassing diverse regions such as the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Third Pole, as well as interdisciplinary exchange among the aforementioned fields.
The special issue conducted by AG operates in a "virtual" paradigm, where the peer review and publication processes for each manuscript remain independent, obviating the necessity for collective publication assembly. However, concerted efforts are made to collectively promote and coordinate these endeavors both online and offline, under the auspices of the special issue. Submissions to the special issue will predominantly be by invitation. Prospective contributors are encouraged to engage with the special issue editors at their convenience, providing preliminary information about their proposed submissions. Guest editors will convene to deliberate on the thematic alignment and adherence to high-quality standards for each submission, subsequently rendering a collective decision on the issuance of formal submission invitations.
Xiaoping Wang, PhDUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, ChinaKatrina MacSween, PhDEnvironment and Climate Change Canada, Gatineau, CanadaYulan Zhang, PhDNorthwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Lanzhou, ChinaJinzhi Ding, PhDChinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, ChinaCuicui Mu, PhDCollege of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China