Published Research

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Qian, Yong-Gang, Zhao-Liang Li, and Franoise Nerry. 2013. Evaluation of land surface temperature and emissivities retrieved from MSG/SEVIRI data with MODIS land surface temperature and emissivity products. International J. of Remote Sensing 34(9-10): 3140-3152. doi:

Qualls, Russell J., et al. 2013. Climate change opportunities for Idaho's irrigation supply and deliveries. J. of Natural Resources Policy Research 5(1-2): 91-105. doi:

Radkevich, Alexander, et al. 2013. A supplementary clear-sky snow and ice recognition technique for ceres level 2 products. J. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30: 557-568. doi:

Richer, Eric E., et al. 2013. Spatiotemporal index for analyzing controls on snow climatology: application in the Colorado Front Range. Physical Geography 34(2): 85-107. doi:

Rioux, Sébastien, Jean-Pierre L. Savard, and Alyssa A. Gerick. 2013. Avian mortalities due to transmission line collisions: a review of current estimates and field methods with an emphasis on applications to the Canadian electric network. Avian Conservation & Ecology 8(2). Art #7. doi:

Rittger, Karl, Thomas H. Painter, and Jeff Dozier. 2013. Assessment of methods for mapping snow cover from MODIS. Advances in Water Resources 51(1): 367-380. doi:

Rosenberg, Eric A. Andrew W. Wood, and Anne C. Steinemann. 2013. Informing Hydrometric Network Design for Statistical Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts. J. of Hydrometeorology 14: 1587-1604. doi:

Salomonson, Vincent V. and Xiaoxiong Xiong . 2013. MODIS Instrument Characteristics, Performance, and Data for Climate Studies. Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change: 31-48. doi:

Stroeve, Julienne, et al. 2013. Re-evaluation of MODIS MCD43 Greenland albedo accuracy and trends. Remote Sensing of Environment 138: 199-214. doi:

Tang, Bo-Hui, et al. 2013. Determination of snow cover from MODIS data for the Tibetan Plateau region. International J. of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 21: 356-365.

Tang, Zhiguang, et al. 2013. Spatiotemporal changes of snow cover over the tibetan plateau based on cloud-removed moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer fractional snow cover product from 2001 to 2011. J. of Applied Remote Sensing 7(1). Art. #073582. doi:

Thirel, Guillaume, et al. 2013. Assimilation of MODIS Snow Cover Area Data in a Distributed Hydrological Model Using the Particle Filter. Remote Sensing 5: 5825-5850. doi:

Van De Kerchove, R. , et al. 2013. Spatio-temporal variability in remotely sensed land surface temperature, and its relationship with physiographic variables in the Russian Altay Mountains. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoscience 20(S1): 4-19. doi:

Vernon, C. L., et al. 2013. Surface mass balance model intercomparison for the Greenland ice sheet. The Cryosphere 7: 599-614. doi:

Viale, Maximiliano and René Garreaud. 2013. Summer Precipitation Events over the Western Slope of the Subtropical Andes . Monthly Weather Review 142(3): 1074-1092. doi:

Walker, Catherine Colello, et al. 2013. Structural and environmental controls on Antarctic ice shelf rift propagation inferred from satellite monitoring . J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(4): 2354-2364. doi:

Walker, Catherine Colello. 2013. Fracture of Antarctic ice shelves and implications for the icy satellites of the outer solar system . : xxiv, 65 p.

You, Xingzhi, Miao Zhang, and Taifeng Dong. 2013. Remote Sensing Based Detection of Crop Phenology for Agricultural Zones in China Using a New Threshold Method . Remote Sensing 5: 3190-3211. doi:

Yu, Meiyan, et al. 2013. Incorporating accumulated temperature and algorithm of snow cover calculation into the snowmelt runoff model. Hydrological Processes 27(25): 3589-3595. doi:

Zeng, Fan-Wei, et al. 2013. Evaluating and Quantifying the Climate-Driven Interannual Variability in Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI3g) at Global Scales. Remote Sensing 5(8): 3918-3950. doi:

Zhang, Dingling, et al. 2013. Long-term trends of precipitable water and precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau derived from satellite and surface measurements. J. of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 122(1): 64-71. doi:

Zhou, Hang, Elena Aizen, and Vladimir Aizen. 2013. Deriving long term snow cover extent dataset from AVHRR and MODIS data: Central Asia case study. Remote Sensing of Environment 136(9): 146-162. doi:


Andermann, Christoff, et al. 2012. Impact of transient groundwater storage on the discharge of Himalayan rivers. Nature Geoscience 5: 127-132. doi:

Banwell, Alison F., et al. 2012. Calibration and evaluation of a high-resolution surface mass-balance model for Paakitsoq, West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 58(212): 1047, 1062. doi:

Bavera, D., et al. 2012. Melted snow volume control in the snowmelt runoff model using a snow water equivalent statistically based model. Hydrological Processes 26(22): 3405, 3415. doi:

Bellinger, J., et al. 2012. The impact of different elevation steps on simulation of snow covered area and the resulting runoff variance. Advances in Geosciences 32: 69-76. doi:

Biggs, T. W. and T. M. Whitaker. 2012. Critical elevation zones of snowmelt during peak discharges in a mountain river basin.. Journal of Hydrology 438: 52-65. doi:

Blyth, Eleanor, Douglas B. Clark, Richard Ellis, and Charles George. 2012. Using earth observation data to evaluate a land surface model in three Siberian catchments. Boreal Environment Research 17(6): 484-494.

Bormann, K. J., M. F. McCabe, and J. P. Evans. 2012. Satellite based observations for seasonal snow cover detection and characterisation in Australia." . Remote Sensing of Environment 123 (1) : 57-71. doi:

Box, J. E., et al. 2012. Greenland ice sheet albedo feedback: thermodynamics and atmospheric drivers. The Cryosphere 6: 821-839 . doi:

Brown, Laura C. and Claude R. Duguay. 2012. Modelling Lake Ice Phenology with an Examination of Satellite-Detected Subgrid Cell Variability. Advances in Meteorology 22(15): 529064. doi:

Chen, C. , et al. 2012. Validation of NOAA-Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) by Comparison with Ground-Based Measurements over Continental United States.. Remote sensing 4 (5): 1134-1145. doi:

Ciappa, Achille and Giorgio Budillon. 2012. The Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica) polynya observed by MODIS ice surface temperature imagery from May to June 2009. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(14): 4567-4582. doi:

Dietz, Andreas J. , Christoph Wohner, and C. Kuenzer. 2012. European Snow Cover Characteristics between 2000 and 2011 Derived from Improved MODIS Daily Snow Cover Products. Remote Sensing 4(8): 2432-2454. doi:

Domenech, C. and E. Lopez-Baeza. 2012. Analysis of broadband surface BRDFs derived from TOA SW Ceres measurements for surfaces classified by the IGBP land cover.. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33 (14) : 4374-4392. doi:

Durand, Yves, et al. 2012. Modeled snow cover in Pyrenees Mountains and cross-comparisons between remote-sensed and land-based observation data. Proceedings, 2012 International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska: 998-1004.

Finger, David, et al. 2012. Projections of future water resources and their uncertainty in a glacierized catchment in the Swiss Alps and the subsequent effects on hydropower production during the 21st century. Water Resources Research 48(2). doi:

Fletcher, Steven J., et al. 2012. Assimilating MODIS and AMSR-E Snow Observations in a Snow Evolution Model. Journal of Hydrometeorology 13(5): 1475-1492. doi:

Foppa, N. and G. Seiz. 2012. Inter-annual variations of snow days over Switzerland from 2000Ð2010 derived from MODIS satellite data. The Cryosphere 6: 331-342. doi:

Forsythe, N. , et al. 2012. Assessment of Runoff Sensitivity in the Upper Indus Basin to Interannual Climate Variability and Potential Change Using MODIS Satellite Data Products.. Mountain Research and Development 32 (1) : 16-29. doi:

Gao, J. , et al. 2012. Spatiotemporal distribution of snow in eastern Tibet and the response to climate change.. Remote Sensing of Environment 121: 1-9. doi:

Hall, D. K., et al. 2012. Snow cover, snowmelt timing and stream power in the Wind River Range, Wyoming.. Geomorphology 137 (1): 87-93. doi:

Kanao, Masaki, Akira Yamada, and Mikiya Yamashita. 2012. Characteristic Seismic Waves Associated with Cryosphere Dynamics in Eastern Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. International Journal of Geophysics 2012. Art. #389297. doi:

Kaur, Manpreet, V. D. Mishra, and J. K. Sharma. 2012. Effects of topographic corrections on snow cover monitoring in Himalayan terrain using MODIS data. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology 1(5): 41646.

Klaus, D. , et al. 2012. Evaluation of Two Cloud Parameterizations and Their Possible Adaptation to Arctic Climate Conditions.. Atmosphere 3 (3) : 419-450. doi:

Kumar, S. V., et al. 2012. Land Surface Verification Toolkit (LTV)--a generalized framework for land surface model evaluation.. Geoscientific Model Development 5: 869-886. doi:

Lee, Wei-Liang and K. N. Liou. 2012. Effect of absorbing aerosols on snow albedo reduction in the Sierra Nevada. Atmospheric Environment 55: 425, 430. doi:

Lei, Liping, Zhaocheng Zeng, and Bing Zhang. 2012. Method for Detecting Snow Lines From MODIS Data and Assessment of Changes in the Nianqingtanglha Mountains of the Tibet Plateau. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 5(3): 769-776. doi:

Li, Yun, et al. 2012. Characteristic of spatial and temporal distribution of seasonal snow in Bayanbulak Grassland of Xinjiang Province. 2012 Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications: 220-224. doi:

Liang, Y. , et al. 2012. A Decadal investigation of supraglacial lakes in West Greenland using a fully automatic detection and tracking algorithm.. Remote Sensing of Environment 123: 127-138. doi:

Liu, Y. , et al. 2012. A Cloudier Arctic expected with diminishing sea ice.. Geophysical Research Letters 39 (5) . doi:

MacDonald, Ryan J., et al. 2012. Modelling the potential impacts of climate change on snowpack in the north Saskatchewan River watershed, Alberta. Water Resources Management 26(11): 3053-3076. doi:

Mankhoff, K. D. , et al. 2012. The Role of Pine Island ice shelf basal channels in deep water upwelling, polynyas and ocean circulation in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica.. Annals of Glaciology 53 (60) : 123-128. doi:

Metsämäki,Sari, et al. 2012. An optical reflectance model-based method for fractional snow cover mappin applicable to continental scale. Remote Sensing of Environment 123: 508-521. doi:

Miller, S. D. , C. C. Schmidt, and T. J. Scmidt. 2012. A Case for natural colour imagery from geostationary satellites, and an approximation for the GOES-R ABI. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33 (13): 3999-4028. doi:

Ming, Jing, et al. 2012. Darkening of the mid-Himalaya glaciers since 2000 and the potential causes. Environmental Research Letters 7(1): 14021.

Möller, M. 2012. A minimal, statistical model for the surface albedo of Vestfonna ice cap, Svalbard. The Cryosphere 6(5): 1049-1061. doi:

Mukhopadhyay, Biswajit. 2012. Signature and hydrologic consequences of climate change within the upper?middle Brahmaputra Basin. Hydrological Processes. doi:

Naeimi, V. , et al. 2012. ASCAT Surface State Flag (SSF): Extracting Information on Surface Freeze/Thaw Conditions From Backscatter Data Using an Empirical Threshold-Analysis Algorithm.. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50 (7): 2566-2582. doi:

Nester, A., et al. 2012. Evaluating the snow component of a flood forecasting model. Hydrology Research 43(6): 762-779. doi:

Niemi, K., et al. 2012. The behaviour of mast-borne spectra in a snow-covered boreal forest.. Remote Sensing of Environment 124: 551-563. doi:

Parajka, J. , et al. 2012. MODIS snow cover mapping accuracy in a small mountain catchment - comparison between open and forest sites.. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16: 2365-2377. doi:

Powers, Ryan P., et al. 2012. A remote sensing approach to biodiversity assessment and regionalization of the Canadian boreal forest. Progress in Physical Geography: 27 p. doi:

Qiu, Y. , et al. 2012. Satellite-based snow cover analysis and the snow water equivalent retrieval perspective over China.. Remote sensing of Planet Earth: 47-74.

Sensoy, Aynur and Gökçen Uysal . 2012. The Value of Snow Depletion Forecasting Methods Towards Operational Snowmelt Runoff Estimation Using MODIS and Numerical Weather Prediction Data. Water Resources Management 26(12): 3415-3440. doi:

Shrestha, M. , et al. 2012. Modeling the Spatial Distribution of Snow Cover in the Dudhkoshi Region of the Nepal Himalayas.. Journal of Hydrometeorology 13 (1) : 204-222. doi:

Surer, Serdar and Zuhal Akyurek. 2012. Evaluating the utility of the EUMETSAT HSAF snow recognition product over mountainous areas of eastern Turkey. Hydrological Sciences Journal 57(8): 1684, 1694. doi:

Tedstone, A. J. and N. S. Arnold. 2012. Automated remote sensing of sediment plumes for identification of runoff from the Greenland ice sheet.. Journal of Glaciology 58 (210) : 699-712. doi:

Tekeli, Ya?ar and Ahmet Emre Tekeli. 2012. A Technique for improving MODIS standard snow products for snow cover monitoring over Eastern Turkey. Arabian J.of Geosciences 5(2): 353-363. doi:

Thirel, G., et al. 2012. Assessing the quality of a real-time Snow Cover Area product for hydrological applications. Remote Sensing of Environment 127(0): 271, 287. doi:

Tobin, Cara Andrea Rinaldo, and Bettina Schaefli. 2012. Snowfall Limit Forecasts and Hydrological Modeling. Journal of Hydrometeorology 13(5): 1507, 1519. doi:

Ueno, Kenichi, et al. 2012. Role of patchy snow cover on the planetary boundary layer structure during late winter observed in the central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan 90C: 145-155. doi:

van Angelen, J. H., et al. 2012. Sensitivity of Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance to surface albedo parameterization: a study with a regional climate model. The Cryosphere 5(6): 1175-1186. doi:

van As, D. , et al. 2012. Large surface meltwater discharge from the Kangerlussuaq sector of the Greenland ice sheet during the record-warm year 2010 explained by detailed energy balance observations.. Cryosphere 6 (1) : 199-209. doi:

Vongraven, Dag, et al. 2012. A circumpolar monitoring framework for polar bears. Ursus 33(Sp 2): 1-66. doi:

Wakabayashi, H., et al. 2012. Sea ice detection in the sea of Okhotsk using PALSAR and MODIS data. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International: 4473-4476.

Xia, Qing, et al. 2012. Estimation of daily cloud-free, snow-covered areas from MODIS based on variational interpolation. Water Resources Research 48(9). doi:

Xin, Q. C. , et al. 2012. View angle effects on MODIS snow mapping in forests.. Remote Sensing of Environment 118: 50-59. doi:

Xue, Huazhu, et al. 2012. Combining MODIS and AMSR-E Observations to Improve MCD43A3 Short-Time Snow-Covered Albedo Estimation. Hydrological Processes 28(3): 570-580. doi:

Yu, H., et al. 2012. A new approach of dynamic monitoring of 5-day snow cover extent and snow depth based on MODIS and AMSR-E data from Northern Xinjiang region.. Hydrological Processes. doi:

Zhang, Guoqing, et al. 2012. Snow cover dynamics of four lake basins over Tibetan Plateau using time series MODIS data (2001?2010). Water Resources Research 48(10). doi:


Andersen, M. L. 2011. Quantitative estimates of velocity sensitivity to surface melt variations at a large Greenland outlet glacier. J. of Glaciology 57(104): 609-620.

Bai, Xuezhi, et al. 2011. Severe Ice Conditions in the Bohai Sea, China, and Mild Ice Conditions in the Great Lakes during the 2009/10 Winter: Links to El Ni–o and a Strong Negative Arctic Oscillation*. J. of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50(9): 1922-1935. doi:

Berezowski, Tomasz and Jaros aw Chormanski. 2011. Analiza mo liwo ci wykorzystania zdj satelitarnych w celu pozyskania informacji o przestrzennym rozmieszczeniu pokrywy nie nej jako parametru w modelu opad-odp yw. Przegl d Naukowy Ð In ynieria i Kszta towanie rodowiska nr 20(51): 15-26.

Bocchiola, D., et al. 2011. Prediction of future hydrological regimes in poorly gauged high altitude basins: the case study of the upper Indus, Pakistan. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15(7): 2059-2075. doi:

Cagnacci, F., et al. 2011. Partial migration in roe deer: migratory and resident tactics are end points of a behavioural gradient determined by ecological factors . Oikos 120(12): 1790-1802. doi:

Crétaux, J. F., et al. 2011. SOLS: A lake database to monitor in the Near Real Time water level and storage variations from remote sensing data. Advances in Space Research 47(9): 1497-1507. doi:

Dobreva, Iliyana D. and Andrew G. Klein. 2011. Fractional snow cover mapping through artificial neural network analysis of MODIS surface reflectance. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(12): 3355-3366. doi:

Fujii, Yuka, et al. 2011. Colors of a Second Earth. II. Effects of Clouds on Photometric Characterization of Earth-like Exoplanets. Astrophysical J. 738(2): 184.

Gafurov, Abror. 2011. Water Balance Modeling Using Remote Sensing Information - Focus on Central Asia. Doctoral dissertation, University of Stuttgart.

Gao, Yang, Hongjie Xie, and Tandong Yao. 2011. Developing Snow Cover Parameters Maps from MODIS, AMSR-E, and Blended Snow Products. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 77(4): 351-361.

Gao, Yang, Ning Lu, and Tandong Yao . 2011. Evaluation of a cloud-gap-filled MODIS daily snow cover product over the Pacific Northwest USA. J. of Hydrology 404(3-4): 157-165. doi:

Gould, Peter J., Constance A. Harrington, and J. Bradley St. Clair. 2011. Incorporating genetic variation into a model of budburst phenology of coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). Canadian J. of Forest Research 41(1): 139-150. doi:

Gurung, D. R., et al. 2011. Changes in seasonal snow cover in Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The Cryosphere Discussions 5(2): 755-777. doi:

Gurung, Deo Raj, et al. 2011. Monitoring of seasonal snow cover in Bhutan using remote sensing technique. Current Science 101(10): 1364-1370.

Guyon, Dominique, et al. 2011. Monitoring elevation variations in leaf phenology of deciduous broadleaf forests from SPOT/VEGETATION time-series. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(2): 615-627. doi:

Heil, Petra, et al. 2011. Physical attributes of sea-ice kinematics during spring 2007 off East Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 58(9-10): 1158-1171. doi:

Homan, Joel W., et al. 2011. Improvement of distributed snowmelt energy balance modeling with MODIS-based NDSI-derived fractional snow-covered area data. Hydrological Processes 25(4): 650-660. doi:

Hou, Jiaqiang, et al. 2011. Area of a polynya at Amery Ice Shelf derived from AMSR-E 89 GHz sea ice concentrations and MODIS images. 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering (RSETE): 124-127.

Huang, X. D., et al. 2011. Validation of MODIS snow cover products using Landsat and ground measurements during the 2001-2005 snow seasons over northern Xinjiang, China. International J. of Remote Sensing 32(1): 133-152. doi: