what is the cryosphere?
Their is a wide overlap with hydrosphere
It is a integral part of the global climate system with linkages and feedbacks generated it plays a significant role in the climate
How is the cryosphere studied?
How does the cryosphere affect the climate?
The changes of snow and ice cover affect the air temperature , sea levels, ocean currents, and storm patterns all over the world.
Just as changes in the cryosphere can influence climate, changes in climate can also dramatically alter the Earth's snow- and ice-covered areas. Unlike other substances found on the Earth, snow and ice exist relatively close to their melting point and can easily change back and forth between solid and liquid. With just slight variations in Earth's temperature, thousands of square miles of snow and ice can accumulate or melt, making the cryosphere one of the most powerful indicators of climate and climate change.