The melting of large ice caps in relatively short times produces significant mass redistributions on the surface of the Earth, affects sea level and land uplift, and alters lithospheric stresses in formerly glaciated areas and adjacent regions, resulting eventually in powerful earthquakes. The effects from the last deglaciation, some 10ka ago, are still felt today through rapid uplift rates and enhanced seismicity in North America and Fennoscandia. The scientific progress made in recent years, in particular by monitoring gravity changes and land uplift from the space, provides us today with a better understanding of the interplay between cryosphere and lithosphere. The purpose of this special issue is to sum up present-day knowledge pertaining to data, techniques and models relating to lithospheric–cryospheric interactions. We invite contributions addressing all aspects of the topic from the viewpoint of, for example, climate sciences, geodesy, geomorphology, seismology, structural and earthquake geology and numerical modelling.
Editor(s): C. Pascal, V. Klemann, M. Poutanen, and B. Vermeersen
21 Jul 2014Maskevarri Ráhppát in Finnmark, northern Norway – is it an earthquake-induced landform complex?
Solid Earth, 5, 683–691,2014
17 Jul 2014Using the Nordic Geodetic Observing System for land uplift studies
Solid Earth, 5, 673–681,2014
30 Jun 2014The sensitivity of GNSS measurements in Fennoscandia to distinct three-dimensional upper-mantle structures
Solid Earth, 5, 557–567,2014
30 Jun 2014Future Antarctic bed topography and its implications for ice sheet dynamics
Solid Earth, 5, 569–584,2014
19 Jun 2014Optimal locations of sea-level indicators in glacial isostatic adjustment investigations
Solid Earth, 5, 511–521,2014
10 Jun 2014Lithosphere and upper-mantle structure of the southern Baltic Sea estimated from modelling relative sea-level data with glacial isostatic adjustment
Solid Earth, 5, 447–459,2014
26 May 2014Comparing a thermo-mechanical Weichselian Ice Sheet reconstruction to reconstructions based on the sea level equation: aspects of ice configurations and glacial isostatic adjustment
Solid Earth, 5, 371–388,2014
06 Mar 2014Corrigendum to "Review of some significant claimed irregularities in Scandinavian postglacial uplift on timescales of tens to thousands of years – earthquakes in Denmark?" published in Solid Earth, 5, 109–118, 2014
Solid Earth, 5, 119–119,2014
20 Feb 2014Review of some significant claimed irregularities in Scandinavian postglacial uplift on timescales of tens to thousands of years – earthquakes in Denmark?
Solid Earth, 5, 109–118,2014