Published Research

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Kipp, Lauren E., et al. 2018. Increased fluxes of shelf-derived materials to the central Arctic Ocean. Science Advances 4(1). Art. #eeao1302. doi:

Kondrashov, Dmitri, 2018. Data-Adaptive Harmonic Decomposition and Stochastic Modeling of Arctic Sea Ice. Advances in Nonlinear Geosciences. Cham: Springer International. Tsonis A. (eds) Advances in Nonlinear Geosciences, 179-205. doi:

Nash, Susan M. Bengston, et al. 2018. Signals from the south; humpback whales carry messages of Antarctic sea‐ice ecosystem variability . Global Change Biology 24(4): 1500-1510. doi:

Petty, Alek A., et al. 2018. The Arctic sea ice cover of 2016: a year of record-low highs and higher-than-expected lows. The Cryosphere 12(2): 433–452. doi:

Schlosser, Elisabeth, F. Alexander Haumann, and Marilyn N. Raphael. 2018. Atmospheric influences on the anomalous 2016 Antarctic sea ice decay . The Cryosphere 12(3): 9-17. doi:

Stroeve, Julienne, et al. 2018. Investigating the local-scale influence of sea ice on Greenland surface melt . The Cryosphere 11(5): 2363-2381. doi:

Tooth, Matthew, and Mark Tschudi. 2018. Investigating Arctic Sea Ice Survivability in the Beaufort Sea. Remote Sensing 10(2). Art. #267. doi:

Vihtakari, Mikko, et al. 2018. Black-legged kittiwakes as messengers of Atlantification in the Arctic. Scientific Reports 8. Art. #1178. doi:

Wang, Qingkai, et al. 2018. 2014 summer Arctic sea ice thickness and concentration from shipborne observations. International Journal of Digital Earth. doi:


2017. The Arctic Winter Sea Ice Quadrupole Revisited. Journal of Climate 30(9): 3157-3167. doi:

Anthony, Robert E., R. C. Aster, and D. McGrath. 2017. Links between atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere from two decades of microseism observations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 122(1): 153–166. doi:

Aoki, S. 2017. Breakup of land-fast sea ice in Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica, and its teleconnection to tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures. Geophysical Research Letters 44(7): 3219–3227. doi:

Barbaro, Elena, et al. 2017. Free amino acids in the Arctic snow and ice core samples: Potential markers for paleoclimatic studies. Science of the Total Environment 607-608: 454-462. doi:

Bendixen, Mette, et al. 2017. Delta progradation in Greenland driven by increasing glacial mass loss. Nature 550: 101–104. doi:

Bigdeli, Arash, et al. 2017. Numerical investigation of the Arctic ice–ocean boundary layer and implications for air–sea gas fluxes. Ocean Science 13(1): 61-75. doi:

Bliss, Angela C., Jeffrey A. Miller, and Walter N. Meier. 2017. Comparison of Passive Microwave-Derived Early Melt Onset Records on Arctic Sea Ice. Remote Sensing 9(3). Art. #199. doi:

Bushuk, Mitchell, and Dimitrios Giannakis. 2017. The Seasonality and Interannual Variability of Arctic Sea Ice Reemergence. Journal of Climate 30(12): 4657-4676. doi:

Carey, Michael P., et al. 2017. Migration Trends of Sockeye Salmon at the Northern Edge of Their Distribution. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146(4). doi:

Carr, J. Rachel, et al. 2017. Exceptional retreat of Novaya Zemlya’s marine-terminating outlet glaciers between 2000 and 2013. The Cryosphere 11(5): 2149–2174. 10.5194/tc-11-2149-201)

Chen, Zhiqiang, et al. 2017. Impacts of Assimilating Satellite Sea Ice Concentration and Thickness on Arctic Sea Ice Prediction in the NCEP Climate Forecast System. Journal of Climate 30(21): 8429-8446. doi:

Citta, John J., et al. 2017. Satellite telemetry reveals population specific winter ranges of beluga whales in the Bering Sea. Marine Mammal Science 33(1): 236–250. doi:

Close, S., et al. 2017. Mechanisms of interannual- to decadal-scale winter Labrador Sea ice variability. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Comiso, Josefino C., et al. 2017. Positive Trend in the Antarctic Sea Ice Cover and Associated Changes in Surface Temperature . Journal of Climate 30(6): 2251–2267. doi:

Comiso, Josefino C., Walter N. Meier, and Robert Gersten. 2017. Variability and trends in the Arctic Sea ice cover: Results from different techniques. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 122(8): 6883–6900. doi:

Dale, Ethan R., et al. 2017. Atmospheric forcing of sea ice anomalies in the Ross Sea polynya region. The Cryosphere 11: 267-280. doi:

Danielson, Seth L. , et al. 2017. A comparison between late summer 2012 and 2013 water masses, macronutrients, and phytoplankton standing crops in the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 135: 7-26. doi:

De Freitas, Marcos W. D., et al. 2017. A multiscale subpixel mixture analysis applied for melt detection using passive microwave and radar scatterometer image time series of the Antarctic Peninsula (1999–2009). Annals of Glaciology: 1-13. doi:

Dinnat, Emmanuel P., and Ludovic Brucker. 2017. Improved Sea Ice Fraction Characterization for L-Band Observations by the Aquarius Radiometers. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(3): 1285-1304. doi:

Dirmeyer, Paul A., and Subhadeep Halder. 2017. Application of the Land–Atmosphere Coupling Paradigm to the Operational Coupled Forecast System, Version 2 (CFSv2). Journal of Hydrometeorology 18(1): 85–108. doi:

Fenty, Ian, Dimitris Menemenlis, and Hong Zhang. 2017. Global coupled sea ice-ocean state estimation. Climate Dynamics 49(3): 931–956. doi:

Goursaud, Sentia, et al. 2017. A 60-year ice-core record of regional climate from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica . The Cryosphere 11(1): 343-362. doi:

Hegyi, Bradley M., and Yi Deng. 2017. Dynamical and Thermodynamical Impacts of High- and Low-Frequency Atmospheric Eddies on the Initial Melt of Arctic Sea Ice . Journal of Climate 30(3): 865-883. doi:

Heintzenberg, Jost, et al. 2017. New particle formation in the Svalbard region 2006–2015. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17(10): 6153-6175. doi:

Hill, Jordan, and David G. Long. 2017. Extension of the QuikSCAT Sea Ice Extent Data Set With OSCAT Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 14(1): 92-96. doi:

Holland, Marika M, et al. 2017. Springtime winds drive Ross Sea ice variability and change in the following autumn. Nature Communications 8. Art. #731. doi:

Huang, Yiyi, et al. 2017. The footprints of 16 year trends of Arctic springtime cloud and radiation properties on September sea ice retreat. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 122(4): 2179–2193. doi:

Hyun, Jung-Ho, and Hyun-cheol Kim. 2017. A Feasibility Study of Sea Ice Motion and Deformation Measurements Using Multi-Sensor High-Resolution Optical Satellite Images. Remote Sensing 9(9). Art. #930. doi:

Inoue, Mana, et al. 2017. A glaciochemical study of the 120m ice core from Mill Island, East Antarctica. Climate of the Past 13(5): 437-453. doi:

Kim, T. W., et al. 2017. Is Ekman pumping responsible for the seasonal variation of warm circumpolar deep water in the Amundsen Sea?. Continental Shelf Research 132: 38-48. doi:

Kohlbach, Doreen, et al. 2017. Ice Algae-Produced Carbon Is Critical for Overwintering of Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba. Frontiers in Marine Science 4. Art. #310. doi:

Landrum, Laura, et al. 2017. Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: An Unlikely Driver of the Regional Trends in Antarctic Sea Ice in Austral Fall in the Late Twentieth Century. Geophysical Research Letters 44(21): 11,062–11,070. doi:

Laruelle, Goulven G., et al. 2017. Global high-resolution monthly p CO 2 climatology for the coastal ocean derived from neural . Biogeosciences 14: 4545–4561. doi:

Lecomte, Olivier. 2017. Influence of snow processes on sea ice : a model study. Ph. D. Université Catholique de Louvain.

Lee, Jessica F., et al. 2017. Behavior of satellite-tracked Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in relation to environmental factors around the western Antarctic Peninsula. Animal Biotelmetry 5(1): Art. #23. doi:

Li, J-L F., et al. 2017. Improved simulation of Antarctic sea ice due to the radiative effects of falling snow. Environmental Research Letters 12(8). Art. #084010. doi:

Lim, Young-Kwon, et al. 2017. The 2015/16 El Niño Event in Context of the MERRA-2 Reanalysis: A Comparison of the Tropical Pacific with 1982/83 and 1997/98. Journal of Climate 30(13): 4819-4842. doi:

Lovell, A. M., C. R. Stokes, and S. S. R. Jamieson. 2017. Sub-decadal variations in outlet glacier terminus positions in Victoria Land, Oates Land and George V Land, East Antarctica (1972–2013). Antarctic Science 29(5): 468-483. doi:

Ma, Barry, Michael Steele, and Craig M. Lee. 2017. Ekman circulation in the Arctic Ocean: Beyond the Beaufort Gyre. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 122(4): 3358–3374. doi:

Marmen, Mariève Bouchard, et al. 2017. Influence of seabird colonies and other environmental variables on benthic community structure, Lancaster Sound Region, Canadian Arctic. Journal of Marine Systems 167: 105-117. doi:

Mathiot, Pierre, et al. 2017. Explicit representation and parametrised impacts of under ice shelf seas in the z∗ coordinate ocean model NEMO 3.6 . Geoscientific Model Development 10(7): 2849-2874. doi:

McKinney, Melissa A., et al. 2017. Temporal complexity of southern Beaufort Sea polar bear diets during a period of increasing land use. Ecosphere 8(1). Art. #e01633. doi:

Meier, Walter N. 2017. Losing Arctic sea ice: observations of the recent decline and the long-term context. Sea Ice, 3rd ed.: 290-303. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. David N. Thomas, ed..

Meredith, Michael P., et al. 2017. Changing distributions of sea ice melt and meteoric water west of the Antarctic Peninsula . Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 139: 40-57. doi:

Miles, Bertie W. J. 2017. The patterns and drivers of recent outlet glacier change in East Antarctica. : 1-143. Ph. D. Durham University.

Miles, Bertie W. J., Chris R. Stokes, and Stewart S. R. Jamieson. 2017. Simultaneous disintegration of outlet glaciers in Porpoise Bay (Wilkes Land), East Antarctica, driven by sea ice break-up. The Cryosphere 11: 427-442. doi:

Morrow, Rosemary, and Elodie Kestenare. 2017. 22-year surface salinity changes in the Seasonal Ice Zone near 140°E off Antarctica. Journal of Marine Systems 175: 46-62. doi:

Oziel, L., et al. 2017. Role for Atlantic inflows and sea ice loss on shifting phytoplankton blooms in the Barents Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 122(6): 5121-5139. doi:

Pérez‐Hernández, M. D., et al. 2017. The Atlantic Water boundary current north of Svalbard in late summer. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 122(3): 2269–2290. doi:

Petty, Alek A., et al. 2017. Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations. Earth's Future 5(2): 254–263. doi:

Petty, Alek A., Michel C. Tsamados, and Nathan T. Kurtz. 2017. Atmospheric form drag coefficients over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography data, spring 2009-2015. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 122(8): 1472-1490. doi:

Picco, Paola, et al. 2017. Time-frequency analysis of migrating zooplankton in the Terra Nova Bay polynya (Ross Sea, Antarctica). Journal of Marine Systems 166: 172-183. doi:

Pozdnyakov, Dmitry, Lasse H. Pettersson, and Anton A. Korosov. 2017. Investigations of the Primary Production Dynamics in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Exploring the Marine Ecology from Space. by Dmitry Pozdnyakov, Lasse H. Pettersson, and Anton A. Korosov. Zurich: Springer International Publishing, 141-146. doi:

Pozdnyakov, Dmitry, Lasse H. Pettersson, and Anton A. Korosov. 2017. Methodological Approaches. Exploring the Marine Ecology from Space. by Dmitry Pozdnyakov, Lasse H. Pettersson, and Anton A. Korosov. Zurich: Springer International Publishing, 1-21. doi:

Pratt, Martin J., et al. 2017. Implications of sea ice on Southern Ocean microseisms detected by a seismic array in West Antarctica. Geophysical Journal International 209(1): 492-507. doi:

Sciullo, L., G. W. Thiemann, and N. J. Lunn. 2017. Intraspecific and temporal variability in the diet composition of female polar bears in a seasonal sea ice regime. Arctic Science 3(4): 672-688. doi:

Sha, Longbin, et al. 2017. A record of Holocene sea-ice variability off West Greenland and its potential forcing factors. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 475: 115-124. doi:

Shetye, Suhas S., Babula Jena, and Rahul Mohan. 2017. Dynamics of sea-ice biogeochemistry in the coastal Antarctica during transition from summer to winter . Geoscience Frontiers 8(3): 507-516. doi:

Tooth, Matthew, and Mark Tschudi. 2017. A Database of Weekly Sea Ice Parcel Tracks Derived from Lagrangian Motion Data with Ancillary Data Products. Data 2(3). Art. #25. doi:

Vallelonga, Paul, et al. 2017. Sea-ice-related halogen enrichment at Law Dome, coastal East Antarctica . Climate of the Past 13(2): 171-184. doi:

Walker, C. C., and A. S. Gardner. 2017. Rapid drawdown of Antarctica's Wordie Ice Shelf glaciers in response to ENSO/Southern Annular Mode-driven warming in the Southern Ocean. Earth and Planetary Letters 476: 100-110. doi:

Wang, Xing-Dong, et al. 2017. Reducing the Impact of Thin Clouds on Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Concentration From FengYun-3 MERSI Data Single Cavity. IEEE Access 5: 16341-16348. doi:

Yan, Qingyun, Weimin Huang, and Cecilia Moloney. 2017. Neural Networks Based Sea Ice Detection and Concentration Retrieval From GNSS-R Delay-Doppler Maps. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 10(8): 3789-3798. doi:

Yeo, Sae-Rim, WonMoo Kim, and Kwang-Yul Kim. 2017. Eurasian snow cover variability in relation to warming trend and Arctic Oscillation. Climate Dynamics 48(1): 499-511. doi:

Yu, Lejiang, et al. 2017. Possible connections of the opposite trends in Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice cover. Scientific Reports 7. Art. #45804. doi:

Yuan, Naiming, et al. 2017. Increase of the Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is highly significant only in the Ross Sea. Scientific Reports 7. Art. #41096. 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:


Aksenov, Yevgeny, et al. 2016. Arctic pathways of Pacific Water: Arctic Ocean Model Intercomparison experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(1): 27–59. doi:

Anthony, Robert E. 2016. Studies of oceanic, atmospheric, cryospheric, and fluvial processes through spectral analysis of seismic noise. : 1-144. Ph. D. Colorado State University.

Atwood, Todd, et al. 2016. Rapid Environmental Change Drives Increased Land Use by an Arctic Marine Predator. PLOSone 11(3). Art. #e0155932. doi:

Atwood, Todd, et al. 2016. Forecasting the relative influence of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on polar bears. Ecosphere 7(6). 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:

Babb, D. G., et al. 2016. Physical processes contributing to an ice free Beaufort Sea during September 2012. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(1): 267–283. doi:

Barthélemy, Antoine, et al. 2016. A multi-column vertical mixing scheme to parameterize the heterogeneity of oceanic conditions under sea ice. Ocean Modelling 102: 28-44. doi:

Barthélemy, Antoine, Thierry Fichefet, and Hugues Goosse. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity of ocean surface boundary conditions under sea ice. Ocean Modelling 102: 82–98. doi:

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:

Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, E., et al. 2016. Multi-model seasonal forecast of Arctic sea-ice: forecast uncertainty at pan-Arctic and regional scales. Climate Dynamics 49(4): 1399-1410. doi:

Boisvert, Linette N., and Alek A. Petty. 2016. The Impact of the Extreme Winter 2015/16 Arctic Cyclone on the Barents–Kara Seas. Monthly Weather Review 144(11): 4279–4287. doi:

Brodeau, Laurent, and Torben Koenigk. 2016. Extinction of the northern oceanic deep convection in an ensemble of climate model simulations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Climate Dynamics 46. Art. #2863. doi:

Bunzel, Felix, et al. 2016. Seasonal climate forecasts significantly affected by observational uncertainty of Arctic sea ice concentration. Geophysical Research Letters 43(2): 852–859. doi:

Burt, Melissa Ann. 2016. Interactions of Arctic clouds, radiation, and sea ice in present-day and future climates. . Ph. D. Colorado State University.

Caissie, Beth E., et al. 2016. Bering Sea surface water conditions during Marine Isotope Stages 12 to 10 at Navarin Canyon (IODP Site U1345) . Climate of the Past 12(9): 1739-1763. 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:

Carpenedo, Camila Bertoletti, and Tércio Ambrizzi. 2016. Células de Circulação Meridional Durante os Eventos Extremos de Gelo Marinho Antártico. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia 31(3): doi: 10.1590/0102-778631320150137.

Cea-Pirón, Miguel Ángel, and Juan Antonio Cano Pasalodos. 2016. Nueva serie de extensión del hielo marino ártico en septiembre entre 1935 y 2014. Revista de Climatologia 16: 1-19. doi:

Chaudhuri, Ayan H., Rui M. Ponte, and Gael Forget. 2016. Impact of uncertainties in atmospheric boundary conditions on ocean model solutions. Ocean Modelling 100: 96–108. doi:

Chen, Hans, Richard B. Alley, and Fuqing Zhang. 2016. Interannual Arctic sea ice variability and associated winter weather patterns: A regional perspective for 1979–2014. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(24): 14,433–14,455. doi:

Cheng, Wei, et al. 2016. What processes contribute to the spring and fall bloom co-variability on the Eastern Bering Sea shelf?. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 134: 128-140. doi:

Chi, Junhwa, and Hyun-Cheol Kim. 2016. Forecasting Antarctic Sea Ice Concentrations Using Results of Temporal Mixture Analysis. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science 41-B8: 459-462. doi:

Chi, Junhwa, Hyun-Cheol Kim, and Sung-Ho Kang. 2016. Machine learning-based temporal mixture analysis of hypertemporal Antarctic sea ice data. Remote Sensing Letters 7(2): 190-199. doi:

Cimino, Megan. 2016. Local- and large-scale effects of climate change on Pygoscelis penguin habitat and demography. . Ph. D. University of Delaware.