1National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309-0449, USA
2Faculty of Earth Sciences University of Silesia, Bedzinska 60, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
3Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Senacka 1, 31-002, Kraków, Poland
Received: 08 Nov 2010 – Revised: 17 Mar 2011 – Accepted: 17 Mar 2011 – Published: 18 Apr 2011
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.
Citation: Barry, R. G., Jania, J., and Birkenmajer, K.: Review article "A. B. Dobrowolski – the first cryospheric scientist – and the subsequent development of cryospheric science", Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 2, 75-79, doi:10.5194/hgss-2-75-2011, 2011.