Published Research

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Hermozo, L., L. Eymard, and F. Karbou. 2017. Modeling Sea Ice Surface Emissivity at Microwave Frequencies: Impact of the Surface Assumptions and Potential Use for Sea Ice Extent and Type Classificatio. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(2): 943-961. doi:

Langlois, A., et al. 2017. Detection of rain-on-snow (ROS) events and ice layer formation using passive microwave radiometry: A context for Peary caribou habitat in the Canadian Arctic. Remote Sensing of Environment 189: 84-95. doi:

Zhang, Z., et al. 2017. Arctic sea ice volume export through the Fram Strait from combined satellite and model data: 1979–2012. ACTA Oceanologica Sinica 36(1): 44-55. doi:


2016. Timing and regional patterns of snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice from passive microwave satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(8): 5916–5930. doi:

Auger-Méthé, Marie, Mark A. Lewis, and Andrew E. Derocher. 2016. Home ranges in moving habitats: polar bears and sea ice. 39(1): 26-35. doi:

Barandiaran, Daniel A. 2016. Investigation into Regional Climate Variability using Tree-Ring Reconstruction, Climate Diagnostics and Prediction. Ph. D. Utah State University.

Bi, Haibo, et al. 2016. Arctic Sea Ice Area Export Through the Fram Strait Estimated From Satellite-Based Data:1988–2012. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 9(7): 3144 - 3157. doi:

Cao, Yungfen, et al. 2016. Evaluation of Four Reanalysis Surface Albedo Data Sets in Arctic Using a Satellite Product. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 13(3): 384-388. doi:

Chevallier, Matthieu, et al. 2016. Intercomparison of the Arctic sea ice cover in global ocean–sea ice reanalyses from the ORA-IP project. Climate Dynamics. doi:

David, Carmen, et al. 2016. Under-ice distribution of polar cod Boreogadus saida in the central Arctic Ocean and their association with sea-ice habitat properties. Polar Biology 39(6): 981-994. doi:

DeRepentigny, Patricia, et al. 2016. Patterns of Sea Ice Retreat in the Transition to a Seasonally Ice-Free Arctic . Journal of Climate 29(19): 6993–7008. doi:

Forman, Barton A., and Yuan Xue. 2016. Machine learning predictions of passive microwave brightness temperature over snow-covered land using the special sensor microwave imager (SSM/I). Physical Geography. doi:

Gao, Huilin, et al. 2016. Interannual Variation of the Surface Temperature of Tropical Forests from Satellite Observations. Advances in Meteorology Vol. 2016. Art. #4741390. doi:

Haumann, F. Alexander, et al. 2016. Sea-ice transport driving Southern Ocean salinity and its recent trends. Nature 537: 89-92. doi:

Heil, P., et al. 2016. SIPEX 2012: Extreme sea-ice and atmospheric conditions off East Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 161: 7-21. doi:

King, Martin, and Javier García-Serrano. 2016. Potential oceanatmosphere preconditioning of late autumn Barents-Kara sea ice concentration anomaly. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanobraphy 68. Art. #28580. doi:

Kolassa, J., et al. 2016. Soil moisture retrieval from AMSR-E and ASCAT microwave observation synergy. Part 1: Satellite data analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 173: 1-14. doi:

Krumpen, T., et al. 2016. Recent summer sea ice thickness surveys in Fram Strait and associated ice volume fluxes. The Cryosphere 10(2): 523-534. doi:

Lecomte, O., et al. 2016. Impact of surface wind biases on the Antarctic sea ice concentration budget in climate models. Ocean Modelling 105: 60-70. doi:

Letterly, Aaron, Jeffrey Kay and Yinghui Liu. 2016. The influence of winter cloud on summer sea ice in the Arctic, 1983–2013. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(5): 2178-2187. doi:

Lievens, H., et al. 2016. Assimilation of global radar backscatter and radiometer brightness temperature observations to improve soil moisture and land evaporation estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment Remote Sensing of Environment: 194–210. doi:

Liu, Qingxiang, et al. 2016. Wind and Wave Climate in the Arctic Ocean as Observed by Altimeters. Journal of Climate 29(22): 7957–7975. doi:

Liu, Xiaojin, et al. 2016. Improvement of long-term snow depth product accuracy from passive microwave satellite observations: A case study with SNODAS data. 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), 4876-4879. doi:

Long, David G., and Mary Jo Brodzik. 2016. Optimum Image Formation for Spaceborne Microwave Radiometer Products. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(5): 2763-2779. doi:

Lynch, Amanda H., et al. 2016. Linkages between Arctic summer circulation regimes and regional sea ice anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(13): 7868–7880. doi:

Petty, Alek A., et al. 2016. Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre: The changing role of wind forcing and the sea ice state. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(5): 3278–3296. doi:

Prigent, C., C. Jimenez, and F. Aires. 2016. Toward “all weather,” long record, and real-time land surface temperature retrievals from microwave satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(10): 5699–5717. doi:

Ray, G. Carleton, et al. 2016. Decadal Bering Sea seascape change: consequences for Pacific walruses and indigenous hunters. Ecological Applications 26(1): 24-41. doi:

Sasaki, Hiroko, et al. 2016. Distribution of Arctic and Pacific copepods and their habitat in the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. Biogeosciences 13(15): 4555-4567. doi:

Serreze, Mark C., et al. 2016. Summer atmospheric circulation anomalies over the Arctic Ocean and their influences on September sea ice extent: A cautionary tale. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(19): 11,463–11,485. doi:

Sugimoto, Fuko, et al. 2016. Interannual variability in sea-ice thickness in the pack-ice zone off Lützow–Holm Bay, East Antarctica. Polar Science 10(1): 43-51. doi:

Szanyi, S., et al. 2016. Persistent artifacts in the NSIDC ice motion data set and their implications for analysis. Geophysical Research Letters 43(20): 10,800–10,807. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2016. Interannual Variability of Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) over Western Himalayas. Pure and Applied Geophysics 173: 1317–1335. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2016. Examination of snowmelt over Western Himalayas using remote sensing data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 125(1): 227–239. doi:

Wang, Jun, Yang Wang, and Shiji Wang. 2016. Biophysical and socioeconomic drivers of the dynamics in snow hazard impacts across scales and over heterogeneous landscape in Northern Tibet. Natural Hazards 81(3): 1499-1514. doi:

Wang, Libo, et al. 2016. Frequency and distribution of winter melt events from passive microwave satellite data in the pan-Arctic, 1988–2013. The Cryosphere 10(6): 2589-2602. doi:

Wu, Lili, et al. 2016. Brightness temperature simulation of snow cover based on snow grain size evolution using in situ data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 10(3). Art. #036016. doi:

Wu, Renguang, and Shangfeng Chen. 2016. Regional change in snow water equivalent–surface air temperature relationship over Eurasia during boreal spring. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Xiao, Zhixiang, and Anmin Duan. 2016. Impacts of Tibetan Plateau Snow Cover on the Interannual Variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon . Journal of Climate 29(12): 8495–8514. doi:

Xu, Xiaocong, et al. 2016. Global snow cover estimation with Microwave Brightness Temperature measurements and one-class in situ observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 182: 227-251. doi:

Ye, Yufang, et al. 2016. Improving Multiyear Sea Ice Concentration Estimates with Sea Ice Drift. Remote Sensing 8(5). Art. #397. doi:

Zhang, Yu, et al. 2016. Seasonal and interannual variability of the Arctic sea ice: A comparison between AO-FVCOM and observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(11): 8320–8350. doi:


André, C. , et al. 2015. Land surface temperature retrieval over circumpolar Arctic using SSM/I–SSMIS and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 162: 1-10. doi:

Bai, Xuezhi, et al. 2015. Responses of surface heat flux, sea ice and ocean dynamics in the Chukchi–Beaufort sea to storm passages during winter 2006/2007: A numerical study. Remote Sensing of Environment 102: 101-117. doi:

Barth, Alexander, et al. 2015. Assimilation of sea surface temperature, sea ice concentration and sea ice drift in a model of the Southern Ocean. Ocean Modelling 93: 22-39. doi:

Behrendt, A., W. Dierking, and H. Witte. 2015. Thermodynamic sea ice growth in the central Weddell Sea, observed in upward-looking sonar data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(3): 2270-2286. doi:

Boori, Mukesh, and Ralph Ferraro. 2015. Global Land Cover Classification Based on Microwave Polarization and Gradient Ratio (MPGR). Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing, 17-37. doi:

Collier, E., et al. 2015. Impact of debris cover on glacier ablation and atmosphere–glacier feedbacks in the Karakoram. The Cryosphere 9(4): 1617-1632. doi:

Crawford, Alex, and Mark Serreze. 2015. A New Look at the Summer Arctic Frontal Zone. Journal of Climate 28(2): 737-754. doi:

Creed, I. F., et al. 2015. Climate warming causes intensification of the hydrological cycle, resulting in changes to the vernal and autumnal windows in a northern temperate forest. Hydrological Processes. doi:

Dupont, F., et al. 2015. A high-resolution ocean and sea-ice modelling system for the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 1577-1594. doi:

Fluet-Chouinard, Etienne, et al. 2015. Development of a global inundation map at high spatial resolution from topographic downscaling of coarse-scale remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 158: 348-361. doi:

Frappart, Frédéric, et al. 2015. Surface Freshwater Storage Variations in the Orinoco Floodplains Using Multi-Satellite Observations. Remote Sensing 7(1): 89-110. doi:

Gabrielski, A., G. Badin, and L. Kaleschke. 2015. Anomalous dispersion of sea ice in the Fram Strait region. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(3): 1809-1824. doi:

Grant, Glenn E., and David W. Gallaher. 2015. A Novel Technique for Time-Centric Analysis of Massive Remotely-Sensed Datasets. Remote Sensing 7(4): 3986-4001. doi:

Hansen, E., et al. 2015. Time variability in the annual cycle of sea ice thickness in the Transpolar Drift. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(12): 8135-8150. doi:

Jin, Rui, et al. 2015. Mapping Surface Soil Freeze-Thaw Cycles in China Based on SMMR and SSM/I Brightness Temperatures from 1978 to 2008. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 47(2): 213-229. doi:

Kim, Miae, et al. 2015. Landfast sea ice monitoring using multisensor fusion in the Antarctic. GIScience & Remote Sensing 52(2): 239-256. doi:

Kim, Youngwook, et al. 2015. New satellite climate data records indicate strong coupling between recent frozen season changes and snow cover over high northern latitudes. Environmental Research Letters 10(8). Art. # 084004. doi:

L'Ecuyer, Tristan S., et al. 2015. The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early Twenty-First Century. Journal of Climate 28(21): 8319-8346. doi:

Li, C. J., et al. 2015. A 2680-year record of sea ice extent in the Ross Sea and the associated atmospheric circulation derived from the DT401 East Antarctic ice core . Science China-Earth Sciences 58(11): 2090-2102. doi:

Mahoney, Andrew R., et al. 2015. Taking a look at both sides of the ice: comparison of ice thickness and drift speed as observed from moored, airborne and shore-based instruments near Barrow, Alaska. Annals of Glaciology 56(69): 363-372. doi:

Makynen, M., et al. 2015. Thin Ice Detection in the Barents and Kara Seas With AMSR-E and SSMIS Radiometer Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53(9): 5036-5053. doi:

MioduszewskiJ. R., et al. 2015. Controls on Spatial and Temporal Variability in Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Melt Timing, 1979–2012. Journal of Climate 28(6): 2136–2153. doi:

Onodera, J., et al. 2015. Diatom flux reflects water-mass conditions on the southern Northwind Abyssal Plain, Arctic Ocean. Biogeosciences 12: 1373-1385. doi:

Park, Doo-Sun R., Sukyoung Lee, and Steven B. Feldstein. 2015. Attribution of the Recent Winter Sea Ice Decline over the Atlantic Sector of the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Climate 28(10): 4027–4033. doi:

Roy, François, et al. 2015. Arctic sea ice and freshwater sensitivity to the treatment of the atmosphere-ice-ocean surface layer. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(6): 4392-4417. doi:

Shang, Haolu, Li Jia, and Massimo Menenti. 2015. Analyzing the Inundation Pattern of the Poyang Lake Floodplain by Passive Microwave Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 16(2): 652-667. doi:

Sumata, Hiroshi, et al. 2015. Empirical error functions for monthly mean Arctic sea-ice drift. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(11): 7450-7475. doi:

Sumata, Hiroshi, et al. 2015. Uncertainty of Arctic summer ice drift assessed by high-resolution SAR data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(8): 5285-5301. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2015. Examination of snowmelt over Western Himalayas using remote sensing data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Art. #1506. doi:

Wang, Tao, et al. 2015. Spring snow cover deficit controlled by intraseasonal variability of the surface energy fluxes. Environmental Research Letters 10(2). Art. #024018. doi:

Ye, Kunhui, Renguang Wu, and Yong Liu. 2015. Interdecadal change of Eurasian snow, surface temperature, and atmospheric circulation in the late 1980s. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 120(7): 2738-2753. doi:


Aires, Filipe, et al. 2014. Characterization and Space-Time Downscaling of the Inundation Extent over the Inner Niger Delta Using GIEMS and MODIS Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15(1): 171-192. doi:

Barrett, Brian W., and George P. Petropoulos. 2014. Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface Soil Moisture. IN: Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content edited by George P. Petropoulos: 85-120. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Boisier, J. P., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, and P. Ciais. 2014. Historical land-use-induced evapotranspiration changes estimated from present-day observations and reconstructed land-cover maps. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 3571-3590. doi:

Byun, Kyuhyun, and and Minha Choi 2014. Characterization and Space–Time Downscaling of the Inundation Extent over the Inner Niger Delta Using GIEMS and MODIS Data. Hydrological Processes 28(7): 3173–3184. doi:

Chen, Zhang, Renguang Wu, and Wen Chen. 2014. Impacts of Autumn Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Changes on the East Asian Winter Monsoon Variability. Journal of Cilmate 27(14): 5433-5450. doi:

Chen, Zhang, Renguang Wu, and Wen Chen. 2014. Distinguishing Interannual Variations of the Northern and Southern Modes of the East Asian Winter Monsoon. Journal of Cilmate 27(2): 835-851. doi:

Deb, Pranab, Mihir Kumar Dasha, and Prem Chand Pandeyb. 2014. Effect of Pacific warm and cold events on the sea ice behavior in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers 84: 59-72. doi:

Hansen, E., et al. 2014. Variability in categories of Arctic sea ice in Fram Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(10): 7175-7189. doi:

Hirahara, Shoji, Masayoshi Ishii, and Yoshikazu Fukuda. 2014. Centennial-Scale Sea Surface Temperature Analysis and Its Uncertainty. Journal of Climate 27(1): 57-75. doi:

Krishfield, R. A., et al. 2014. Deterioration of Perennial Sea Ice in the Beaufort Gyre from 2003 to 2012 and Its Impact on the Oceanic Freshwater Cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(2): 1271-1305. doi: 10.1002/2013JC008999.

Lindau, Ralf, and Clemens Simmer. 2014. A Statistical Retrieval Algorithm for Root Zone Soil Moisture. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 118: 675-694. doi:

Liu, Ge, et al. 2014. The Summer Snow Cover Anomaly over the Tibetan Plateau and Its Association with Simultaneous Precipitation over the Mei-yu–Baiu region. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 31(4): 755-764. doi:

Liu, Yinghui, and Jeffrey R. Key. 2014. Less Winter Cloud Aids Summer 2013 Arctic Sea Ice Return from 2012 Minimum. Environmental Research Letters 9(4). Art. #044002. doi:

Liu, Yuyun, et al. 2014. Three Eurasian teleconnection patterns: spatial structures, temporal variability, and associated winter climate anomalies. Climate Dynamics 42(11-12): 2817-2839. doi:

Mortin, Jonas 2014. On the Arctic seasonal cycle. . Ph. D. Stockholm University.

Nievinski, Felipe G., and Kristine M. Larson. 2014. Inverse Modeling of GPS Multipath for Snow Depth Estimation—Part I: Formulation and Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52(10): 6555-6563. doi:

Platonov, N. G., et al. 2014. Evaluation of Polar Bear Movement Patterns in Relation to Sea Ice Drift. Doklady Biological Science 456: 191-194.

Räisänen, P., et al. 2014. Evaluation of North Eurasian snow-off dates in the ECHAM5.4 atmospheric general circulation model. Geoscientific Model Development 7: 3037-3057. doi:

Richardson, Mark, Ian Davenport, and Robert Gurney. 2014. Global Snow Mass Measurements and the Effect of Stratigraphic Detail on Inversion of Microwave Brightness Temperatures. Surveys in Geophysics 35: 785–812. doi:

Saenz, Benjamin T., and Kevin R. Arrigo. 2014. Annual primary production in Antarctic sea ice during 2005–2006 from a sea ice state estimate. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(6): 3645-3678. doi:

Semmens, Kathryn, and Joan Ramage. 2014. Melt Patterns and Dynamics in Alaska and Patagonia Derived from Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures; DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 2. Remote Sensing 6(1): 603-620. doi:

Sumata, H., et al. 2014. An intercomparison of Arctic ice drift products to deduce uncertainty estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(8): 4887-4921. doi:

Terzago, Silvia, et al. 2014. Snowpack Changes in the Hindu Kush–Karakoram–Himalaya from CMIP5 Global Climate Models. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15(6):: 2293-2313. doi:

Timmermans, M.-L., et al. 2014. Mechanisms of Pacific Summer Water variability in the Arctic's Central Canada Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(11): 7523--7548. doi:

Tsamados, Michel, et al. 2014. Impact of Variable Atmospheric and Oceanic Form Drag on Simulations of Arctic Sea Ice. Journal of Physical Oceanography 44(5): 1329-1353. doi:

Wettstein, Justin J., and Clara Deser. 2014. Internal Variability in Projections of Twenty-First-Century Arctic Sea Ice Loss: Role of the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation. Journal of Climate 27(2): 527-550. doi:

Wu, Renguang, Ge Liu, and Zhao Ping. 2014. Contrasting Eurasian spring and summer climate anomalies associated with western and eastern Eurasian spring snow cover changes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 119(12): 7410-7424. doi: