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 Focus Group has over 1000 members as their primary affiliation. The goal of this web site is to make relevant and timely information available to the cryospheric science community. The site is updated regularly and 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 Focus Group activities.

The Focus Group is managed by an Executive Committee, who are in regular communication over email and meet once per year during the Fall meeting.