Mark Serreze

NSIDC Director
Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
CIRES Fellow
American Meteorological Society Fellow


PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 1989


Arctic climate; global implications; and climate warming in the Arctic

Recent Highlights and Upcoming Expeditions

  • August 2009: Serreze began his official appointment as NSIDC Director
  • June 2009: Serreze participated in the SnowNet Project in northern Alaska, sampling snow depth and water content to help improve models of climate change in the Arctic.
  • April 2009: Serreze named NSIDC Director. His official appointment begins in August.
  • September 2008: Serreze was a keynote speakier at the Oceans '08 Conference in Quebec City, Canada.
  • December 2007: Serreze presented the Nye Lecture at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting to discuss the status of climate change in the Arctic. The lecture was a special lecture requested on behalf of the AGU Cryospheric Focus Group.
  • October 2007: Briefed former Vice President Al Gore on Arctic climate change
  • September 2007: Reported on 2007 record Arctic sea ice loss and its global significance: collaborated on an analysis of the factors contributing to the extreme ice losses in 2007 with J. Stroeve, J. Maslanik, M. Holland, W. Meier, and T. Scambos
  • October 2006: Reported on 2006 Arctic sea ice minimum and its global warming significance; collaborated on an analysis of the predicted and observed sea ice decline rates with J. Stroeve, W. Meier, M. Holland, and T. Scambos.
  • June 2006: Published "The Arctic Amplification Debate," in the journal Climatic Change
  • May 2006: Participated in a Congressional Briefing, "Recent Scientific Findings of Arctic Environmental Change"
  • February 2006: received the award for Best Book of 2005 from the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) for the book The Arctic Climate System.
  • Fall 2005 : Published textbook, The Arctic Climate System, with Roger Barry
  • September 2005: Reported on the 2005 Arctic sea ice minimum and its larger relation to Arctic and global climate

Current Research

  • Evaluating causes for the declining sea ice cover and ensuing environmental impacts
  • Studying aspects of the Arctic's large-scale heat and freshwater budgets
  • Examining the role of Greenland and the surrounding area on cyclone development and poleward heat and moisture transports


Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member, American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Member, NSF Arctic Climate System Study (ARCSS) Science Steering Committee

Member, Arctic and sub-Arctic Ocean Fluxes (ASOF) Science Steering Committee

Fellow, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (PAOS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Media contact on issues relating to arctic and global climate change

Scientific manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Tellus, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Reviews of Geophysics, and Arctic and Alpine Research

Featured scientist on "Discovery Channel" documentary "Global Warming: What you need to know," July 2006

Serreze has also provided testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding changes in arctic sea ice cover (2004) and to a 2006 Congressional Briefing, "Recent Scientific Findings of Arctic Environmental Change."



Crawford, A. D. and M. C. Serreze. 2017. Projected changes in the Arctic frontal zone and summer Arctic cyclone activity in the CESM Large Ensemble. Journal of Climate. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17/0296.1.

Serreze, M. C, B. Raup, C. Braun, D. R. Hardy, and R. S. Bradley. 2017. Rapid wastage of the Hazen Plateau ice caps, northeastern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Cryosphere 11(1): 169-177. doi:10.5194/tc-11-169-2017.


Crawford, A. D., and M. C. Serreze. 2016. Does the Summer Arctic Frontal Zone Influence Arctic Ocean Cyclone Activity? Journal of Climate 29(13): 4,977-4,993. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0755.1.

Lynch, A. H., M. C. Serreze, E. N. Cassano, A. D. Crawford, and J. Stroeve. 2016). Linkages between Arctic summer circulation regimes and regional sea ice anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 121(13): 7,868-7,880. doi:10.1002/2016JD025164.

Serreze, M. C, A. D. Crawford, J. C. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, and R. A. Woodgate. 2016. Variability, trends, and predictability of seasonal sea ice retreat and advance in the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 121(10): 7,308-7,325. doi:10.1002/2016JC011977.

Serreze, M. C., J. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, and L. N. Boisvert. 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): 11,463-11,48., doi:10.1002/2016JD025161


Crawford, A., and M. Serreze. 2015. A new look at the summer Arctic frontal zone. Journal of Climate 28(2): 737-754. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00447.1

Serreze, M. and J. Stroeve. 2015. Arctic sea ice trends, variability and implications for seasonal forecasting. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 373: 20140159.

Serreze, M. C., A. Crawford, and A. P. Barrett. 2015. Extreme daily precipitation events at Spitsbergen, a high Arctic island. International Journal of Climatology. doi:10.1002/joc.4308.


Chapin, F. S. III, S. F. Trainor, P. Cochran, H. Huntington, C. J. Markon, M. McCammon, A. David McGuire, and M. Serreze. 2014. Alaska, In Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment, eds. J. M. Melillo, T. Richmond, and G. W. Yohe. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Global Change Research Program. doi:10.7930/J00Z7150.

Jafarov, E. E., D. J. Nicolsky, V. E. Romanovsky, J. E. Walsh, S. K. Panda, and M. C. Serreze. 2014. The effect of snow: How to better model ground surface temperatures. Cold Regions Science and Techonology 102: 63-77. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.02.007.

Jenouvrier, S., M. Holland, J. Stroeve, M. Serreze, C. Barbaud, H. Weimerskirch, and H. Caswell. 2014. Projected continent-wide declines of emperor penguin under climate change. Nature Climate Change 4: 715-718. doi:10.1038/nclimate2280.

Serreze, M. C, and R. G. Barry. 2014. The Arctic Climate System, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 415 pp.

Stroeve, J., A. Barrett, M. Serreze, and A. Schweiger. 2014. Using records from submarine, aircraft and satellites to evaluate climate model simulations of Arctic sea ice thickness. The Cryosphere 8:1,839-1,854. doi:10.5194/tc-9-81-2015.


Bourassa, M. A., et al. (including M. Serreze). 2013. High-latitude ocean and sea ice surface fluxes: challenges for climate research. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94: 403-423. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00244.1.

Cassano, E. N., J. J. Cassano, M. E. Higgins, and M. C. Serreze. 2013. Atmospheric impacts of an Arctic sea ice minimum as seen in the Community Atmosphere Model. International Journal of Climatology. doi:10.1002/joc.3723.

Miller, G. H., et al. (including M. Serreze). 2013. Paleoclimate History of the arctic. In Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Second Edition. S. A. Elias and C. J. Mock, eds, 113-125. Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Barry, R .G., and Serreze, M. C. 2012. The changing climate. In Canada's Changing Cold Environments, eds. H. French and O. Slaymaker, 89-104. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Porter, D. F., J. J. Cassano, and M. C. Serreze. 2012. Local and large-scale atmospheric responses to reduced Arctic sea ice and ocean warming in the WRF model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (117), D11115. doi:10.1029/2011JD016969.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, and J. Stroeve. 2012. Recent changes in tropospheric water vapor over the Arctic as assessed from radiosondes and atmospheric reanalyses.Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (117), D10104. doi:10.1029/2011JD017421.

Stroeve, J. C., V. Kattsov, A. Barrett, M. Serreze, T. Pavlova, M. Holland, and W. N. Meier. 2012. Trends in Arctic sea ice extent from CMIP5, CMIP3 and observations.Geophysical Research Letters 39, L16502. doi:10.1029/2012GL052676.

Stroeve, J. C., M. C. Serreze, M. M. Holland, J. E. Kay, J. Maslanik, and A. P. Barrett. 2012. The Arctic's rapidly shrinking sea ice cover: a research synthesis. Climatic Change110(3-4): 1,005-1,027. doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0101-1.


Overland, J. E., and M. C. Serreze. 2011. Advances in Arctic Atmospheric Research. In Arctic Climate Change, eds. P. Lemke, and H. W. Jacobi, 11-27. New York: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2027-5.

Porter, D. F., J. J. Cassano, and M. C. Serreze. 2011. Analysis of the Arctic atmospheric energy budget in WRF: A comparison with reanalyses and satellite observations.Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (116), D2210. doi:10.1029/2011JD016622.

Serreze, M. C., and A. P. Barrett. 2011. Characteristics of the Beaufort Sea High. Journal of Climate 24(1): 159-182. doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3636.1.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, and J. J. Cassano. 2011. Circulation and surface controls on the lower tropospheric air temperature field of the Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (116), D07104. doi:10.1029/2010JD015127.

Serreze, M. C., and R. G. Barry. 2011. Processes and impacts of Arctic amplification: A research synthesis. Global and Planetary Change 77: 85-96. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.03.004.

Stroeve, J. C., J. Maslanik, M. C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier and C. Fowler. 2011. Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L02502. doi:10.1029/2010GL045662.

Stroeve, J. C., M. C. Serreze, A. Barrett, and D. N. Kindig. 2011. Attribution of recent changes in autumn cyclone associated precipitation in the Arctic. Tellus 63(4): 653-663. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2011.00515.x.


Bromwich, D. H, Y.-H. Kuo, M. Serreze, J. Walsh, L.-H. Bai, M. Barlage, K. Hines, and A.G. Slater. 2010. Artic System Reanalysis: Call for community involvement. EOS 91(2): 13-14. doi:10.1029/2010EO020001.

Holland, M. M., M. C. Serreze, and J. Stroeve. 2010. The sea ice mass budget of the Arctic and its future change as simulated by coupled climate models. Climate Dynamics34: 185-20. doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0493-4.

Miller, G. H., R. B. Alley, J. Brigham-Grette, J. J. Fitzpatrick, L. Polyak, M. C. Serreze, and J. W. C. White. 2010. Arctic amplification: can the past constrain the future? Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16) 1,779-1,790. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.02.008.

Miller, G. H., J. Brigham-Grette, R. B. Alley, L. Anderson, H. A. Bauch, M. S. V. Douglas, M. E. Edwards, S. A. Elias, B. P. Finney, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. V. Funder, T. D. Herbert, L. D. Hinzman, D. S. Kaufman, G. M. MacDonald, L. Polyak, A. Robock, M. C. Serreze, J. P. Smol, R. Spielhagen, J. W. C. White, A. P. Wolfe, and E. W. Wolff. 2010. Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews 29(15-16): 1,679-1,715. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.03.001.

Polyak, L., R. B. Alley, J. T. Andrews, J. Brigham-Grette, T. M. Cronin, D. A. Darby, A. S. Dyke, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. Funder, M. Holland, A. E. Jennings, G. H. Miller, M. O'Regan, J. Savelle, M. Serreze, K. St John, J. W. C. White, and E. Wolff. 2010. History of sea ice in the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews 29(15-16): 1,757-1,778. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.02.010.

Porter, D. F., J. J. Cassano, M. C. Serreze, D. N. Kindig. 2010. New estimates of the large-scale Arctic atmospheric energy budget. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 115, D08108. doi:10.1029/2009JD012653.

Serreze, M. C. 2010. Understanding recent climate change. Conservation Biology 24 (1): 10-17. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01408.x.


Durner, G. M., D. C. Douglas, R. M. Nielson, S. C. Amstrup, T. L. McDonald, I. Stirling, M. Mauritzen, E. W. Born, Ø. Wiig, E. DeWeaver, M. C. Serreze, S. E. Belikov, M. M. Holland, J. Maslanik, J. Aars, D. A. Bailey, and A. E. Derocher. 2009. Predicting 21st-century polar bear habitat distribution from global climate models. Ecological Monographs 79(1): 25–58. doi:10.1890/07-2089.1.

Finnis, J., J. Cassano, M. Holland, M. Serreze, and P. Uotila, P. 2009. Synoptically forced hydroclimatology of major Arctic watersheds in general circulation models; Part 1: the Mackenzie River Basin. International Journal of Climatology 29(9): 1,226-1,243. doi:10.1002/joc.1753.

Finnis, J., J. J. Cassano, M. Holland, M. C. Serreze, and P. Uotila. 2009. Synoptically forced hydroclimatology of major Arctic watersheds in general circulation models; Part 2: Eurasian watersheds. International Journal of Climatology 29(9): 1,244-1,261. doi:10.1002/joc.1769.

Rawlins, M. A., M. Steele, M. C. Serreze, C. J. Vörösmarty, W. Ermold, R. B. Lammers, K. C. McDonald, T. M. Pavelsky, A. Shiklomanov, and J. Zhang. 2009. Tracing freshwater anomalies through the air-land-ocean system: A case study from the Mackenzie River Basin and the Beaufort Gyre. Atmosphere-Ocean 47(1): 79–97. doi:10.3137/OC301.2009.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, J. C. Stroeve, D. N. Kindig, and M. M. Holland. 2009. The emergence of surface-based Arctic amplification. The Cryosphere 3: 11–19.

Serreze, M. C. and R. G. Barry. 2009. Climate Change. In Atmosphere, Weather and Climate, Ninth Edition, eds. R.G. Barry and R.J. Chorley. Oxford: Routledge Press.


Serreze, M. C., and A. P. Barrett. 2008. The summer cyclone maximum over the central Arctic Ocean. Journal of Climate 21(5): 1,048-1,065. doi:10.1175/2007JCLI1810.1.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, and A. G. Slater. 2008. Chapter 13: Variability and change in the atmospheric branch of the Arctic hydrologic cycle. In Arctic-subarctic ocean fluxes, eds. R. R. Dickson, J. Meincke, and P. Rhines. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6774-7.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, J. C. Stroeve, D. N. Kindig, and M. M. Holland. 2008. The emergence of surface-based Arctic amplification. The Cryosphere Discussions 2: 601-622. doi:10.5194/tc-3-11-2009.

Serreze, M. C., and J. C. Stroeve. 2008. Standing on the brink. Nature Reports Climate Change, doi:10.1038/climate.2008.108.

Stroeve, J., M. Serreze, S. Drobot, S. Gearheard, M. Holland, J. Maslanik, W. Meier, and T. Scambos. 2008. Arctic sea ice plummets in 2007. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 89(2): 13-14, doi:10.1029/2008EO020001.

Tedesco, M., M. Serreze, and X. Fettweis. 2008. Diagnosing the extreme surface melt event over southwestern Greenland in 2007. The Cryosphere Discussions 2(3): 383-397. doi:10.5194/tc-2-159-2008.

Wyser, K., C. G. Jones, P. Du, E. Girard, U. Willén, J. Cassano, J. H. Christensen, J. A. Curry, K. Dethloff, J. E. Haugen, D. Jacob, M. Køltzow, R. Laprise, A. Lynch, S. Pfeifer, A. Rinke, M. Serreze, M. J. Shaw, M. Tjernström, and M. Zagar. 2008. An evaluation of Arctic cloud and radiation processes during the SHEBA year: simulation results from eight Arctic regional climate models. Climate Dynamics 30(2-3): 203-223. doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0286-1.


Finnis, J., M. M. Holland, M. C. Serreze, and J. J. Cassano. 2007. Response of Northern Hemisphere extratropical cyclone activity and associated precipitation to climate change, as represented by the Community Climate System Model. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G04S42. doi:10.1029/2006JG000286.

Holland, M. M., J. Finnis, A. P. Barrett, and M. C. Serreze. 2007. Projected changes in Arctic Ocean freshwater budgets. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G04S55. doi:10.1029/2006JG000354.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, A. G. Slater, M. Steele, J. Zhang, and K. E. Trenberth. 2007. The large-scale energy budget of the Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, D11122. doi:10.1029/2006JD008230.

Serreze, M. C., M. M. Holland, and J. Stroeve. 2007. Perspectives on the Arctic's shrinking sea-ice cover. Science 315(5818): 1,533-1,536. doi:10.1126/science.1139426.

Slater, A. G., T. J. Bohn, J. L. McCreight, M. C. Serreze, and D. P. Lettenmeier. 2007. A multimodel simulation of pan-Arctic hydrology. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G04S45. doi:10.1029/2006JG000303.

Stroeve, J., M. M. Holland, W. Meier, T. Scambos, and M. Serreze. 2007. Arctic sea ice decline: Faster than forecast. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L09501. doi:10.1029/2007GL029703.

Tsukernik, M., D. N. Kindig, and M. C. Serreze. 2007. Characteristics of winter cyclone activity in the northern North Atlantic: Insights from observations and regional modeling.Journal of Geophysical Research 112(D3). doi:10.1029/2006JD007184.


Rinke, A., K. Dethloff, J. J. Cassano, J. H. Christensen, J. A. Curry, P. Du, E. Girard, J.-E. Haugen, D. Jacob, C. G. Jones, M. Køltzow, R. Laprise, A. H. Lynch, S. Pfeifer, M. C. Serreze, M. J. Shaw, M. Tjernström, K. Wyser, and M. Žagar. 2006. Evaluation of an ensemble of Arctic regional climate models: spatiotemporal fields during the SHEBA year. Climate Dynamics 27(4), 433-435. doi:10.1007/s00382-005-0095-3.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, A. G. Slater, R. A. Woodgate, K. Aagaard, R. B. Lammers, M. Steele, R. Moritz, M. Meredith, and Craig M. Lee. 2006. The large-scale freshwater cycle of the Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(C11). doi:10.1029/2005JC003424.

Serreze, M. C., and J. A. Francis. 2006. The arctic amplification debate. Climatic Change 76(3-4): 241-264. doi:1007/s10584-005-9017-y.

Serreze, M. C., and J. A. Francis. 2006. The Arctic on the fast track of change. Weather 61: 65-69. doi:10.1256/wea.197.05.


Chapin, F. S. III, M. Sturm, M. C. Serreze, J. P. McFadden, J. R. Key, A. H. Lloyd, A. D. McGuire, T. S. Rupp, A. H. Lynch, J. P. Schimel, J. Beringer, W. L. Chapman, H. E. Epstein, E. S. Euskirchen, L. D. Hinzman, G. Jia, C.-L. Ping, K. D. Tape, C. D. C. Thompson, D. A. Walker, and J. M. Welker. 2005. Role of land-surface changes in Arctic summer warming. Science 310: 657-660, doi:10.1126/science.1117368.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze. 2005. Climate change and variability using European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts reanalysis (ERA-40) temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research 110, D02101. doi:10.1029/2004JD005230.

Overpeck, J. T., M. Sturm, J. A. Francis, D. K. Perovich, M. C. Serreze, et al. 2005. Arctic system on trajectory to new, seasonally ice-free state. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 86: 309, 312-313. doi:10.1029/2005EO340001.

Serreze, M. C., A. Barrett, and F. Lo. 2005. Northern high latitude precipitation as depicted by atmospheric reanalyses and satellite retrievals. Monthly Weather Review 133(2): 3,407-3,430.

Serreze, M. C., and R. G. Barry. 2005. The Arctic Climate System. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511535888.

Zhang, T., O. Frauenfeld, M. C. Serreze, A. Etringer, C. Oelke, J. McCreight, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, D. Yang, H. Ye, F. Ling, and S. Chudinova. 2005. Spatial and temporal variability in active layer thickness over the Russian Arctic drainage basin. Journal of Geophysical Research 110, D16101. doi:10.1029/2004JD005642.


Oelke, C., T. Zhang, and M. C. Serreze. 2004. Modeling evidence for recent warming of the Arctic soil thermal regime. Geophysical Research Letters 31, L07208. doi:10.1029/2003GL019300.

Overland, J. E., and M. C. Serreze. 2004. Advances in Arctic atmospheric research. In The ACSYS Decade and Beyond, Proceedings of the ACSYS Final Science Conference. WMO/TD No. 1232. Geneva, Switzerland: World Climate Research Program. Digital Media.

Tsukernik, M., T. N. Chase, M. C. Serreze, R. G. Barry, R. Pielke Sr., B. Herman, and X. Zeng. 2004. On the regulation of minimum mid-tropospheric temperatures in the Arctic.Geophysical Research Letters 31, L06112. doi:10.1029/2003GL018831.


Oelke, C., T. Zhang, M. C. Serreze, and R. L. Armstrong. 2003. Regional-scale modeling of soil freeze/thaw over the Arctic drainage basin. Journal of Geophysical Research108(D10). doi:10.1029/2002JD002722.

Serreze, M. C. 2003. Arctic Climate. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, ed. J. R. Holton, J. A. Curry and J. A. Pyle. Academic Press.

Serreze, M. C., D. H. Bromwich, M. P. Clark, A. J. Etringer, T. Zhang, and R. Lammers. 2003. The large-scale hydro-climatology of the terrestrial Arctic drainage system.Journal of Geophysical Research 108(D2): 8160. doi:10.1029/2001JD000919.

Serreze, M. C., M. P. Clark, and D. H. Bromwich. 2003. Monitoring precipitation over the terrestrial Arctic drainage: data requirements, shortcomings and applications of atmospheric reanalysis. Journal of Hydrometeorology 4(2): 387-407.

Serreze, M. C., and A. J. Etringer. 2003. Precipitation characteristics of the Eurasian Arctic drainage system. International Journal of Climatology 23: 1,267-1,291.

Serreze, M. C., J. A. Maslanik, T. A. Scambos, F. Fetterer, J. Stroeve, K. Knowles, C. Fowler, S. Drobot, R. G. Barry, and T. M. Haran. 2003. A new record minimum Arctic sea ice and extent in 2002. Geophysical Research Letters 30: 1110. doi:10.1029/2002GL016406.

Sturm, M., D. K. Perovich, and M. C. Serreze. 2003. Meltdown in the north. Scientific American 289: 42-49.


Fleming, M. D., F. S. Chapin III, W. Cramer, G. L. Hufford, and M. C. Serreze. 2002. Geographic patterns and dynamics of Alaskan climate interpolated from a sparse station record. Global Change Biology 6(S1): 49-58. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2486.2000.06008.x.

Frei, A., R. L. Armstrong, M. P. Clark, and M. C. Serreze. 2002. Catskill Mountain water resources: Vulnerability, hydroclimatology, and climate-change sensitivity. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92(2): 203-224. doi:10.1111/1467-8306.00287.

McGuire, A. D., J. S. Clein, J. M. Melillo, D. W. Kicklighter, R. A. Meier, C. J. Vorosmarty, and M. C. Serreze. 2002. Modelling carbon responses of tundra ecosystems to historical and projected climate: sensitivity of pan-Arctic carbon storage to temporal and spatial variation in climate. Global Change Biology 6(S1): 141-159. doi:0.1046/j.1365-2486.2000.06017.x.

Uttal, T., J. A. Curry, M. G. Mcphee, D. K. Perovich, R. E. Moritz, J. A. Maslanik, P. S. Guest, H. L. Stern, J. A. Moore, R. Turenne, A. Heiberg, M. C. Serreze, et al. 2002. Surface heat budget of the Arctic Ocean. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 83(2): 255-275.


Beringer, J., N. J. Tapper, I. McHugh, F. S. Chapin III, A. H. Lynch, M. C. Serreze, and A. Slater. 2001. Impact of Arctic treeline on synoptic climate. Geophysical Research Letters 28(22): 4247-4250.

Clark, M. P., M. C. Serreze, and G. J. McCabe. 2001. Historical effects of El Niño and La Niña events on the seasonal evolution of the montane snowpack in the Columbia and Colorado River Basins. Water Resources Research 37(3): 741-757.

Lynch, A. H., A. G. Slater, and M. Serreze. 2001. The Alaskan Arctic Frontal Zone: Forcing by orography, coastal contrast, and the boreal forest. Journal of Climate 14(23): 4,351-4,362.

McCabe, G. J., M. P. Clark, and M. C. Serreze. 2001. Trends in Northern Hemisphere surface cyclone frequency and intensity. Journal of Climate 14(12): 2,763-2,768.

Serreze, M. C., A. H. Lynch, and M. P. Clark. 2001. The Arctic Frontal Zone as seen in the NCEP-NCAR reanalysis. Journal of Climate 14(7): 1,550-1,567.


The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean, eds. E.L. Lewis et al., 45-56. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Clark, M. P., and M. C. Serreze. 2000. Effects of variations in East Asian snow cover on modulating atmospheric circulation over the North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Climate13(20): 3,700-3,710.

Cullather, R. I., D. H. Bromwich, and M. C. Serreze. 2000. The atmospheric hydrologic cycle over the Arctic Basin from reanalysis. Part I: Comparison with observations and previous studies. Journal of Climate 13(5): 923-937.

Maslanik, J. A., A. H. Lynch, M. C. Serreze, and W. Wu. 2000. A case study of regional climate anomalies in the Arctic: Performance requirements for a coupled model.Journal of Climate 13(2): 383-401.

Serreze, M. C., and R. G. Barry. 2000. Atmospheric components of the Arctic ocean hydrologic budget assessed from rawinsonde data. In The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean, eds. E.L. Lewis, et al., 151-161. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Serreze, M. C., M. P. Clark, and A. Frei. 2001. Characteristics of large snowfall events in the montane western United States as examined using snowpack telemetry (SNOTEL) data. Water Resources Research 37(3): 675-688.

Serreze, M. C., and C. M. Hurst. 2000. Representation of mean Arctic precipitation from NCEP-NCAR and ERA reanalysis. Journal of Climate 13(1): 182-201.

Serreze, M. C., J. E. Walsh, F. S. Chapin III, T. Osterkamp, M. Dyurgerov, V. Romanovsky, W. C. Oechel, J. Morison, T. Zhang, and R. G. Barry. 2008. Observational evidence of recent change in the northern high-latitude environment. Climatic Change 46(1-2): 159-207. doi:10.1023/A:1005504031923.

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