Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
18 Apr 2011
 | 18 Apr 2011

Review article "A. B. Dobrowolski – the first cryospheric scientist – and the subsequent development of cryospheric science"

R. G. Barry, J. Jania, and K. Birkenmajer

Abstract. The origin of the term "cryosphere" has been traced to the Polish scientist A. B. Dobrowolski in his 1923 book on "The Natural History of Ice" written in Polish. This note commemorates his little recognized contribution to the science, outside of his native country, and summarizes the recent organization of cryospheric research.