Professor Zichu Xie (1937–2020) passed away on January 25, 2020 in Changsha, Hunan Province China. He has pioneered studies in glaciology and polar science in China. He has been a driving force for his field of studies in China to be one of the important parts in the international glaciological community while served as the director of the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences during 1984 and 1991. The special issue of Science in Cold and Arid Regions (SCAR) is devoted to the memory of Prof. Zichu Xie and the glaciology he built up through many major contributions on glacier mass balance, snow cover processes, glacier change and its response to climate change, permafrost dynamics, hydrology of snow and ice, snow and ice related hazards and so on.
SCAR calls for papers in this special issue on topics characterized by original, innovative and advanced studies or reviews in cryosphere science. SCAR operates an online submission and rigorous peer review system. The special issue will be compiled into one issue of volume 12, 2020. The deadline of manuscript submission for this special issue is September 30, 2020.
Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions (SCAR) is a bimonthly open access international journal that publishes the latest research achievements in processes and the patterns of the Earth surface system in cold and arid regions in English.
Editors-in-Chief of SCAR：
Yuanming Lai (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Ximing Cai (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)
Supervised by: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cosponsored by: Northwest Institute of Eco-environment and Resources, CAS; Science Press; The Geographical Society of China
Abstracting and Indexing: Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions is currently covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience Abstracts (CAB Abstracts), Ulrich's Periodical Directory (UPD), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), China Science Periodical Database (CSPD), China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database (CAJD), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), et al., services.
Chief Guest Editor:
Yongjian Ding (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Guest Editor:
Shiyin Liu (email@example.com)
Zhongqin Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tong Jiang (email@example.com)
Yinsheng Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jingshi Liu (email@example.com)
Wanchang Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bo Sun (email@example.com)
Yu Sheng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Li Ma (email@example.com)
Shiqiao Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Xin Wang (email@example.com)
Theme Scope of the Special Issue:
1. Glacier Changes and Mass Balance (including Remote-sensing Monitoring and Modeling Simulation)
2. Snow Cover Processes
3. Snow and Glacier Hydrology
4. Impact of Ice-Snow Storm
5. Polar Glaciers and Environment
6. Permafrost Dynamics and Engineering
7. Climate changes in Cold Regions
8. Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironmental Research
To submit a manuscript, please visit SCAR’s Homepage, www.scar.ac.cn or directly enter https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/scars, viewing Guideline to get more submission details. The Submission Column “Commemorative Issue for Professor Zichu Xie” should be chosen for getting quick publishing access. The signed Copyright Transfer Form (Download on Journal’s Home Page) should be scanned and uploaded as 'Supplementary files not for review' with the online submission of your article. Authors are encouraged to suggest the names and full contacting details of potential referees on the understanding that the Chief-Editor has the final decision on the referees’ selection. Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original