Call for papers: Special Issue “Sino-Finnish cooperation on cryosphere and climatology in polar and sub-polar regions”
The year 2020 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Finland. Long-term sustainable and pragmatic scientific and technological cooperation on the cryosphere and climatology in polar and sub-polar regions began in the 1980s.
Finland, as an Arctic country, has a high standard of snow and sea ice research and operational services and is one of the leading countries specialized on cryosphere, climatology, engineering and technology in cold regions. China has the lowest latitude seasonal ice-covered sea, the Bohai Sea, as well as the lowest latitude ice-covered lake district in the Tibetan Plateau. Studies of sea ice in the Baltic and Bohai seas are of major significance for both countries since in both seas there is busy all-year shipping. The early Sino-Finnish cooperation mainly focused on the monitoring and forecast of sea ice in the Bohai and Baltic seas.
After the year 2000, cooperation was expanded to the processes of lake ice, glaciers and ice sheets, snow cover, atmosphere, and climatology in the polar regions. Jointly, China and Finland have completed the design of the research vessel "Xuelong 2", which is one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world supporting the Chinese National Antarctic and Arctic Research Expeditions (CHINARE). China and Finland have also made collaboration in the education of students and young scientists on the subjects of cryosphere and climatology through supervision, training and short-term summer or winter schools.
In order to celebrate the great achievements by Chinese and Finnish scientists in the field of cryosphere and climatology in high latitudes, Advance in Polar Science (APS) is pleased to open a special issue entitled as "Sino-Finnish cooperation on cryosphere and climatology in polar and sub-polar regions". The APS is pleased to invite Prof. Matti Leppäranta from the University of Helsinki, Prof. Timo Vihma and Dr. Bin Cheng from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, and Dr. Ruibo Lei from the Polar Research Institute of China as guest editors to organize this special issue. It will be released in December 2021 as general issue (Vol. 32, No. 4), which is expected to include about 10 articles.
The topics of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Review of Sino- Finnish cryosphere and climate cooperation
- Physical and ecological processes of sea ice and lake ice in polar and sub-polar regions
- Climate change and atmospheric processes in polar and sub-polar regions
- Glaciers and ice sheets
- Sea ice engineering in cold regions
- Shipping in ice-covered waters
We sincerely invite you to contribute to this issue.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: May 15, 2021.
Submission website: http://www.aps-polar.org
Guest editors: Matti Leppäranta, Timo Vihma, Bin Cheng, and Ruibo Lei
If you have any question or suggetion, please contact us.
Assistant Editors, Dr. Jing Huang, Mr XIaoliang Ling,
Tel: 021-58713650; 58713642