Published Research

The following is a list of citations of published research involving PARCA snow and sea ice products since 1982. This list is sorted in reverse chronological order with entries listed in alphabetic order within each year period. Please contact NSIDC User Services if you have a reference you would like to share on this page.

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Brunnabend, S. E. and et al. 2012. Modeled Steric and Mass-driven Sea Level Change Caused by Greenland Ice Sheet Melting. Journal of Geodynamics 59-60.

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 Geodynamics 59-60.


Chen, L. L and et al. 2011. Accumulation Over the Greenland Ice Sheet as Represented in Reanalysis Data. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 28(5).

Frauenfeld, O. W., P. C. Knappenberger, and P. J. Michaels. 2011. A Reconstruction of Annual Greenland Ice Melt Extent, 1784–2009. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 116(D8).

Herzfeld, Ute C. and et al. 2011. An Algorithm for Generalizing Topography to Grids while Preserving Subscale Morphologic Characteristics — Creating a Glacier Bed DEM for Jakobshavn Trough as Low-resolution Input for Dynamic Ice-sheet Models. Computers & Geosciences 37(11).


Lewis, S. M. and L. C. Smith. 2009. Hydrologic Drainage of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Hydrological Processes 23(14).


Schneider, David P. and David C. Noone. 2007. Spatial Covariance of Water Isotope Records in a Global Network of Ice Cores Spanning Twentieth-century Climate Change. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 112(D18).


Greve, Ralph. 2005. Relation of Masured Basal Temperatures and the Spatial Distribution of the Geothermal Heat Flux for the Greenland Ice Sheet.Annals of Glaciology 42(1).


Baldwin, Duncan, and et al. 2003. Using Internal Layers from the Greenland Ice Sheet, Identified from Radio-echo Sounding Data, with Numerical Models. Journal of Glaciology 37(1).


Abdalati, Waleed and Konrad Steffen. 2001. Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Extent: 1979-1999. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) 106(D24): 33983-8.

Bamber, J.L., S. Ekholm, W.B. Krabill. 2001. A New, high-resolution digital elevation model of Greenland fully validated with airborne laser altimeter data.Journal of Geophysical Research 106(B4) (April): 6733-6745.

Bamber, J.L., R.L. Layberry, S.P. Gogenini. 2001. A new ice thickness and bedrock dataset for the Greenland ice sheet 1: measurement, data reduction, and errors. Journal of Geophysical Research 106(D24):33773-33780. An Adobe PDF version of this document is available here.

Davis, C.H., J.R. McConnell, J. Bolzan, J.L. Bamber, R.H. Thomas, and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2001. Elevation change of the southern Greenland ice sheet from 1978 to 1998: interpretation. Journal of Geophysical Research 106(D24): 33,743-33,754.

Gogineni, S., D. Tammana, D. Braaten, C. Leuschen, T. Atkins, J. Legarsky, P. Kanagaratnam, J. Stiles, C. Allen, and K. Jezek. 2001. Coherent radar ice thickness measurements over the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 106(D24) (December): 33761-33772.

Layberry, R.L. and Bamber, J.L. 2001. A new ice thickness and bed data set for the Greenland ice sheet 2: relationship between dynamics and basal topography. Journal of Geophysical Research 106(D24):33781-33788.


Davis, C.H., C.A. Kluever, B.J. Haines, C. Perez, and Y. Yoon. 2000. Improved elevation change measurement of the southern Greenland ice sheet from satellite radar altimetry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 38(3): 1367-1378.

Krabill, W., W. Abdalati, E. Frederick, S. Manizade, C. Martin, J. Sonntag, R. Swift, R. Thomas, W. Wright, and J. Yungel. 2000. Greenland ice sheet: high-elevation balance and peripheral thinning. Science 289: 428-430.

McConnell, J.R., R.J. Arthern, E. Mosley-Thompson, C.H. Davis, R.C. Bales, R. Thomas, J.F. Burkhart, and J.D. Kyne. 2000. Changes in Greenland ice sheet elevation attributed primarily to snow accumulation variability. Nature 406(6798): 877-879.

Thomas, R., T. Akins, B. Csatho, M. Fahnestock, P. Gogineni, C. Kim, and J. Sonntag. 2000. Mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet at high elevations. Science 289: 426-428.


Krabill, W., E. Frederick, S. Manizade, C. Martin, J. Sonntag, R. Swift, R. Thomas, W. Wright, and J. Yungel. 1999. Rapid thinning of parts of the southern Greenland ice sheet. Science 283: 1522-24.

Thomas, R.H., C.H. Davis, E. Frederick, S. Manizade, W. Krabill, J. McConnell, and J. Sonntag. 1999. Greenland ice-sheet elevation change since 1978 from radar and laser altimetry. Polar Geography 23(3): 169-184.


Bamber, J.L., Ekholm, S., and Krabill, W. B. 1998. The accuracy of satellite radar altimeter data over the Greenland ice sheet determined from airborne laser data, Geophysical Research Letters. 25(16): 3177-3180.

Davis, C.H, C.A. Kluever, and B.J. Haines. 1998a. Elevation change of the southern Greenland ice sheet. Science 279: 2086-2088.

Davis, C.H., C.A. Kluever, and B.J. Haines. 1998b. Comment: Growth of the southern Greenland ice sheet. Science 281: 1251.

Zwally, H.J., A.C. Brenner, J.P. DiMarzio. 1998. Comment: Growth of the southern Greenland ice sheet. Science 281: 1251.


Abdalati, Waleed and Konrad Steffen. 1997. Snowmelt on the Greenland Ice Sheet as Derived from Passive Microwave Satellite Data. Journal of Climate10: 165-75.

Bamber, J.L. and R.A. Bindschadler. 1997. An improved elevation dataset for climate and ice-sheet modelling: validation with satellite imagery. Annals of Glaciology 25:438-444.


Bamber, J.L. and P. Huybrechts. 1996. Geometric boundary conditions for modelling the velocity field of the Antarctic ice sheet. Annals of Glaciology23:364-373.


Abdalati, Waleed and Konrad Steffen. 1995. Passive Microwave-derived Snow Melt Regions on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters22: 787-790.

Weng, W.L. 1995. Untitled. Arctic 48(2):206.


Bamber, J. and C. Bentley. 1994. A comparison of satellite-altimetry and ice-thickness measurements of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 20:357-364.

Bamber, J. 1994a. A digital elevation model of the Antarctic ice sheet derived from ERS-1 altimeter data and comparison with terrestrial measurements.Annals of Glaciology 20:48-54.

Bamber, J. 1994b. Ice sheet altimeter processing scheme. International Journal of Remote Sensing 15:925-938.


Abdalati, Waleed and J. Stroeve. 1993. Climate Sensitivity Studies of the Greenland Ice Sheet Using Satellite AVHRR, SMMR, SSM/I, and In Situ Data.Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 51: 239-258.


Jezek, K. C., C. Merry, D. Cavalieri, S. Grace, J. Bedner, D. Wilson, and D. Lampkin. 1991. Comparison Between SMMR and SSM/I Passive Microwave Data Collected Over the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Byrd Polar Research Center Technical Report 91-03, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 62 pp.


Hodge, S.M., D.L. Wright, J.A. Bradley, R. W. Jacobel, N. Skou, and B. Vaughn. 1990. Determination of the surface and bed topography in central Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 36(122):17-30.


Mätzler, C. H. and R. Hüppi. 1989. Review of Signature Studies for Microwave Remote Sensing of Snowpacks. Advances in Space Research 9: 253-265.

Zwally, H.J. 1989. Growth of Greenland ice sheet: interpretation. Science 246: 1589-1591.

Zwally, H.J., A.C. Brenner, J.A. Major, R.A. Bindschadler, and J.G. Marsh. 1989. Growth of Greenland ice sheet: measurement. Science 246: 1587-1589.


Ulaby, F. T., R. K. Moore, and A. K. Fung. 1986. From Theory to Applications. Microwave Remote Sensing. Vol. 3, Artech House.


Bogorodskiy, V.V., C.R. Bentley, P.E. Gudmandsen. 1985. Radioglaciology. Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Company.


Brenner, A.C., R.A. Bindschadler, R.H. Thomas, H.J. Zwally. 1983. Slope-induced errors in radar altimetry over continental ice sheets. Journal of Geophysical Research 88:1617-1623.

Zwally, H.J., R.A. Bindschadler, A.C. Brenner, T.V. Martin, R.H. Thomas. 1983. Surface elevation contours of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.Journal of Geophysical Research 88(C3):1589-1596.


Ulaby, F. T., R. K. Moore, and A. K. Fung. 1982. Radar Remote Sensing and Surface Scattering and Emission Theory. Microwave Remote Sensing. Vol. 2, Artech House.