Published Research

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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..

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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. 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.

Cisewski, Boris, and Volker H. Strass. 2016. Acoustic insights into the zooplankton dynamics of the eastern Weddell Sea. Progress in Oceanography 144: 62-92. doi:

Cokelet, Edward D. 2016. 3-D water properties and geostrophic circulation on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 134: 65–85. doi:

Collow, Thomas W., et al. 2016. How well can the observed Arctic sea ice summer retreat and winter advance be represented in the NCEP Climate Forecast System version 2. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Cui, Hongyan, et al. 2016. Northern-Hemisphere snow cover patterns and formation conditions in winter 2007 and 2012. Journal of Ocean University of China 15(3): 407–413. doi:

Cullather, Richard I., et al. 2016. Analysis of the warmest Arctic winter, 2015–2016. Geophysical Research Letters 43(20): 10,808–10,816. doi:

Daniels, Chris J., et al. 2016. Species-specific calcite production reveals Coccolithus pelagicus as the key calcifier in the Arctic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 555: 29-47. doi:

Deb, Pranab, et al. 2016. An assessment of the Polar Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model representation of near-surface meteorological variables. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121: 1532-1548. doi: 2015JD024037.

Dirmeyer, Paul A., and Subhadeep Halder. 2016. Sensitivity of Numerical Weather Forecasts to Initial Soil Moisture Variations in CFSv2 . Weather and Forecasting 31(6): 1973–1983. doi:

Divoky, G. J., D. C. Douglas, and I. J. Stenhouse. 2016. Arctic sea ice a major determinant in Mandt's black guillemot movement and distribution during non-breeding season. Biology Letters 12(9). Art. #20160275. doi:

Dosser, Hayley V. 2016. Internal Waves in the Western Arctic Ocean. . Ph. D. University of Washington.

Dosser, Hayley V., and Luc Rainville. 2016. Dynamics of the Changing Near-Inertial Internal Wave Field in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography 46(2): 395-415. doi:

Drobyshev, Igor, et al. 2016. Atlantic SSTs control regime shifts in forest fire activity of Northern Scandinavia. Scientific Reports 6. Art. #22532. doi:

DuVivier, Alice K., and John J. Cassano. 2016. Comparison of wintertime mesoscale winds over the ocean around southeastern Greenland in WRF and ERA-Interim. Climate Dynamics 46(7): 2197-2211. doi:

Eveleth, Rachel Katherine. 2016. High-Resolution In Situ Oxygen-Argon Studies of Surface Biological and Physical Processes in the Polar Oceans. . Ph. D. Duke University.

Fang, Ziming, et al. 2016. Abundance and sinking of particulate black carbon in the western Arctic and Subarctic Oceans. Scientific Reports 6. Art. #29959. doi:

Ferry, Alexander John. 2016. New Statistical Analysis on Diatom Proxy Data for the Estimation of Past Southern Ocean. New Statistical Analysis on Diatom Proxy Data for the Estimation of Past Southern Ocean: 1-392. Ph. D. Macquarie University.

Flint, Paul L., James B. Grand, and Margaret R. Petersen. 2016. Effects of Lead Exposure, Environmental Conditions, and Metapopulation Processes on Population Dynamics of Spectacled Eiders. North American Fauna 81: 1-41. doi:

Forest, Alexandre, et al. 2016. Current surges and seabed erosion near the shelf break in the Canadian Beaufort Sea: A response to wind and ice motion stress. Journal of Marine Systems 160: 1-16. doi:

Fujiwara, A., et al. 2016. Influence of timing of sea ice retreat on phytoplankton size during marginal ice zone bloom period on the Chukchi and Bering shelves. Biogeosciences 13(1): 115-131. doi:

Gall, Adrian E., et al. 2016. Ecological shift from piscivorous to planktivorous seabirds in the Chukchi Sea, 1975–2012. Polar Biology. doi:

Galley, R. J., et al. 2016. Replacement of multiyear sea ice and changes in the open water season duration in the Beaufort Sea since 2004. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(13): 1806–1823. doi:

García-Serrano, J., et al. 2016. Multi-model assessment of linkages between eastern Arctic sea-ice variability and the Euro-Atlantic atmospheric circulation in current climate. Climate Dynamics. doi:

García-Serrano, J., et al. 2016. On the feedback of the winter NAO-driven sea ice anomalies. Climate Dynamics 47(5): 1601–1612. doi:

Glisan, Justin M., et al. 2016. Analysis of WRF extreme daily precipitation over Alaska using self-organizing maps. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(13): 7746-7761. doi:

Gonsamo, Alemu, et al. 2016. Coherence among the Northern Hemisphere land, cryosphere, and ocean responses to natural variability and anthropogenic forcing during the satellite era . Earth System Dynamics 7(3): 717-734. doi:

Grunseich, Gary, and Bin Wang. 2016. Predictability of Arctic Annual Minimum Sea Ice Patterns. Journal of Climate 29(19): 7065–7088. doi:

Grunseich, Gary, and Bin Wang. 2016. Arctic Sea Ice Patterns Driven by the Asian Summer Monsoon. Journal of Climate 29(24): 9097–9112. doi:

Guemas, V., et al. 2016. Impact of sea ice initialization on sea ice and atmosphere prediction skill on seasonal timescales. Geophysical Research Letters 43(8): 3889–3896. doi:

Guemas, Virginie, et al. 2016. A review on Arctic sea-ice predictability and prediction on seasonal to decadal time-scales. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 142(695): 546–561. doi:

Gurarie, Eliezer, et al. 2016. Distribution, density and abundance of Antarctic ice seals off Queen Maud Land and the eastern Weddell Sea. Polar Biology. 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:

Holland, Marika M., et al. 2016. Sensitivity of Antarctic sea ice to the Southern Annular Mode in coupled climate models. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Hu, Chundi, et al. 2016. Shifting El Niño inhibits summer Arctic warming and Arctic sea-ice melting over the Canada Basin. Nature Communications 7. Art. #11721. doi:

Hyun, Jung-Ho, et al. 2016. Biomass, production, and control of heterotrophic bacterioplankton during a late phytoplankton bloom in the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 123: 102-112. doi:

Iovino, Doroteaciro, et al. 2016. A 1/16 eddying simulation of the global NEMO sea-ice–ocean system. Geoscientific Model Development 9(8): 2665–2684. doi:

Islam, F., et al. 2016. Gas exchange of CO2 and O2 in partially ice-covered regions of the Arctic Ocean investigated using in situ sensors. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 35. Art. #012018. doi:

Ivanov, Vladimir, et al. 2016. Arctic Ocean Heat Impact on Regional Ice Decay: A Suggested Positive Feedback. Journal of Physical Oceanography 46(5): 1437–1456. doi:

Ivanova, Detelina P., et al. 2016. Moving beyond the Total Sea Ice Extent in Gauging Model Biases. Journal of Climate 29(24): 8965–8987. doi:

Iwahara, Yuka, et al. 2016. Gray whale sightings in the Canadian Beaufort Sea, September 2014. Polar Science 10(2): 173-176. doi:

Janout, Markus, et al. 2016. Episodic warming of near-bottom waters under the Arctic sea ice on the central Laptev Sea shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 43(1): 264-272. doi:

Jensen, Trine S., Jason E. Box, and Christine S. Hvidberg. 2016. A sensitivity study of annual area change for Greenland ice sheet marine terminating outlet glaciers: 1999–2013. Journal of Glaciology 62(231): 72-81. doi:

Johannesen, Edda, et al. 2016. Large-scale patterns in community structure of benthos and fish in the Barents Sea. Polar Biology: 1-10. doi:

Johnson, Mark, and Hajo Eicken. 2016. Estimating Arctic sea-ice freeze-up and break-up from the satellite record: A comparison of different approaches in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Elementa 4. Art. #124. doi:

Jones, Julie M., et al. 2016. Assessing recent trends in high-latitude Southern Hemisphere surface climate. Nature Reports Climate Change 6: 917-926. doi: