About Us

Cryospheric science studies the portion of the Earth’s surface where water is in a solid form, usually snow or ice. This includes ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, and permafrost (frozen ground).

In AGU, the Cryosphere Section has nearly 1500 members as their primary affiliation. The goal of this website is to make relevant and timely information available to the cryospheric science community. Here, you will find highlights of AGU developments of interest to cryospheric scientists as well as opportunities to give your input into AGU and Cryosphere Sciences Section activities.

The Section is managed by an Executive Committee, who stay connected regularly throughout the year via email and virtual meetings, and meet once per year during the Fall Meeting.