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Scientists at NSIDC

Julienne Stroeve

Research Scientist III

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996

Specialties [top]

Remote sensing of snow and ice in the visible, infrared, and microwave wavelengths

Recent Highlights and Upcoming Expeditions [top]







Outreach for 2008

Outreach for 2007

Current Research [top]

Current Projects [top]

Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Arctic Sea Ice Variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass and Energy Balance

Evaluation of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice

An Innovative Network to Improve Sea Ice Prediction in a Changing Arctic

Activities [top]

Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Publications [top]


Sheffield, J., A. P. Barrett, B. Colle, et al. (including J. C. Stroeve). 2013. North American climate in CMIP5 experiments. Part 1: Evaluation of historical simulations of continental and regional climatology. Journal of Climate 26: 9,209-9,245, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00592.1.

Stroeve, J., J. E. Box, Z. Wang, C. Schaaf, A. Barrett. 2013. Re-evaluation of MODIS MCD43 Greenland albedo accuracy and trends. Remote Sensing of the Environment 138: 199-214, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.023.

Wohlleben, T., A. Tivy, J. Stroeve, W. Meier, F. Fetterer, J. Wang, and R. Assel. 2013. Computing and representing sea ice trends: Toward a community consensus. Eos, Transaction, American Geophysical Union 94(40): 352, doi:10.1002/2013EO400006.

Xu, L., R. B. Myneni, F. S. Chapin III, et al. (including J. C. Stroeve). 2013. Temperature and vegetation seasonality diminishment over northern lands. Nature Climate Change 3: 581-586, doi:10.1038/nclimate1836.


Jahn, A., K. Sterling, M. M. Holland, J. E. Kay, J. A. Maslanik, C. M. Bitz, D. A. Bailey, J. Stroeve, E. C. Hunke, W. H. Lipscomb, and D. A. Pollak. 2012. Late-Twentieth-century simulation of Arctic sea ice and ocean properties in the CCSM4. Journal of Climate 25(5): 1,431-1,452, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00201.1.

Liang, U. L, W. Colgan, Q. Lv, K. Steffen, W. Abdalati, J. Stroeve, D. Gallaher, and N. Bayou. 2012. A decadal investigation of supraglacial lakes in West Greenland using a fully automatic detection and tracking algorithm. Remote Sensing of the Environment 123: 127-138, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.020.

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., and W. Meier. 2012. Arctic Sea Ice Decline. In Greenhouse Gases - Emission, Measurement and Management, ed. G. Liu, 441-462. New York: InTech, doi:10.5772/1797.

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 Change 110(3-4): 1,005-1,027, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0101-1.


Holland, M. M., and J. C. Stroeve. 2011. Changing seasonal sea ice predictor relationships in a changing Arctic climate. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L18501, doi:10.1029/2011GL049303.

Maslanik, J., J. Stroeve, C. Fowler, and W. Emery. 2011. Distribution and trends in Arctic sea ice age through spring 2011. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L13502, doi:10.1029/2011GL047735.

Perovich, D. K., K. F. Jones, B. Light, H. Eicken, T. Markus, J. Stroeve, R. Lindsay. 2011. Solar partitioning in a changing Arctic sea-ice cover. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 192-196.

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 Letter 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.

Stroeve, J. C., M. C. Serreze, M. M. Holland, J. E. Kay, J. Maslanik, and A. P. Barrett. 2011. The Arctic's rapidly shrinking sea ice cover: A research synthesis. Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0101-1.


Ghatak, D., A. Frei, G. Gong, J. Stroeve, and D. Robinson. 2010. On the emergence of an Arctic amplification signal in terrestrial Arctic snow extent. Journal of Geophysical Research 115, D24105, doi:10.1029/2010JD014007.

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 Dynamics 34(2-3): 185-200, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0493-4.

Tschudi, M., C. Fowler, J. Maslanik, J. Stroeve. 2010. Tracking the movement and changing surface characteristics of Arctic sea ice. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 3: 536-540, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2048305


Jenouvrier, S., H. Caswell, C. Barbraud, M. Holland, J. Stroeve, and H. Weimerskirch. 2009. Demographic models and IPCC climate projections predict the decline of an emperor penguin population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.0806638106.

Markus, T., J. C. Stroeve, and J. Miller. 2009. Recent changes in Arctic sea ice melt onset, freeze-up, and melt season length. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, C12024, doi:10.1029/2009JC005436.

Rennermalm, A. K., L. C. Smith, J. C. Stroeve, and V. W. Chu. 2009. Does sea ice influence Greenland ice sheet surface melt? Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024011.

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., J. Stroeve, C. Mauritzen, A. Cazenave, E. Rignot, N. R. Bates, J. G.Canadell, M. R. Raupach, N. Shakhova, and I. Semiletov. 2009. Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications. World Wildlife Fund Report, eds. M. Sommerkorn and S. Joy Hassol.

Stroeve, J. 2009. Overview of changes in Arctic sea ice cover. In Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development: Scientific, Social, Cultural and Educational Challenges, ed. P. Bates, UNESCO, Paris, 376 pp.


Clark, M., D. Slater, T. Painter, W. Meier, J. Stroeve, A. Barrett, B. Raup, and M. Serreze. In press. Scientific and Societal uses of Remotely Sensed Snow and Ice Information, in Research and Economic Applications of Remote Sensing Data Products, eds. U. Aswathanarayana and R. Balaji, American Geophysical Union

Drobot, S., J. Stroeve, J. Maslanik, W. Emery, C. Fowler, and J. Kay. 2008. Evolution of the 2007–2008 Arctic sea ice cover and prospects for a new record in 2008. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L19501, doi:10.1029/2008GL035316.

Holland, M., M. Serreze, and J. Stroeve. 2008 (in press). Projected changes in the sea ice mass budget of the Arctic. Climate Dynamics.

Jenouvrier, S., H. Caswell, C. Barbraud, M. Holland, J. Stroeve, and H. Weimerskirch. 2009. Demographic models and IPCC climate projections predict the decline of an emperor penguin population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0806638106.

Meier, W., and J. Stroeve. 2008. Comparison of sea-ice extent and ice-edge location estimates from passive microwave and enhanced-resolution scatterometer data. Annals of Glaciology 48(1): 65-70, doi:10.3189/172756408784700743.

Meier, W. N., and J. Stroeve. 2008. Sea Ice. In Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change ed. S. G. Philander. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, Inc.

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.

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

Stroeve, J., A. Frei, J. McCreight, and D. Ghatak. 2008. Arctic sea-ice variability revisited. Annals of Glaciology 48(1): 71-81, doi:10.3189/172756408784700699.

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


Maslanik, J. A., C. Fowler, J. Stroeve, S. Drobot, J. Zwally, D. Yi, and W. Emery. 2007. A younger, thinner Arctic ice cover: Increased potential for rapid, extensive sea-ice loss. Geophysical Research Letters 34, L24501, doi:10.1029/2007GL032043.

Meier, W. N., J. Stroeve, and F. Fetterer. 2007. Whither Arctic sea ice? A clear signal of decline regionally, seasonally, and extending beyond the satellite record. Annals of Glaciology 46: 428-434, doi:10.3189/172756407782871170.

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.

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.

Stroeve, J., and W. Maslowski. 2007. "Arctic sea ice variability during the last half century." In Climate variability and extremes during the past 100 years, eds. S. Brönnimann, J. Luterbacher, T. Ewen, H. F. Diaz, R. S. Stolarski, and U. Neu, 143-154. Netherlands: Springer.


Box, J. E., D. H. Bromwich, B. A. Veenhuis, L. S. Bai, J. C. Stroeve, J. C. Rogers, K. Steffen, T. Haran, and S. H. Wang. 2006. Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance variability (1988-2004) from calibrated polar MM5 output. Journal of Climate 19: 2,783-2,800.

Clark, M., D. Slater, T. H. Painter, W. Meier, J. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, B. Raup, and M. Serreze. 2006 (in press). Scientific and societal uses of remotely sensed snow and ice information AGU Monograph: Research and Economic Applications of Remote Sensing Data Products.

Markus, T., D. J. Cavalieri, A. J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, J. A. Maslanik, D. C. Powell, B. B. Stankov, J. C. Stroeve, and M. Sturm. 2006. Microwave signatures of snow on sea ice: Observations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(11): 3081-3090, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.883134.

Maslanik, J. A., M. Sturm, M. B. Rivas, A. J. Gasiewski, J. F. Heinrichs, U. C. Herzfeld, J. Holmgren, M. Klein, T. Markus, D. K. Perovich, J. G. Sonntag, J. C. Stroeve, and K. Tape. 2006. Spatial variability of Barrow-area shore-fast sea ice and its relationship to passive microwave emissivity. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(11): 3021-3031, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.879557.

Meier, W. M., J. Stroeve, and S. Gearheard. 2006. Bridging perspectives from remote sensing and Inuit communities on changing sea ice cover in the Baffin Bay region. Annals of Glaciology 44(1): 433-438, doi:10.3189/172756406781811790.

National Research Council Polar Research Board. 2006. Towards an Integrated Arctic Observing Network. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Powell, D. C., T. Markus, D. J. Cavalieri, A. J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, J. A. Maslanik, J. C. Stroeve, and M. Sturm. 2006. Microwave signatures of snow on sea ice: modeling. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(11): 3091-3102, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.882139.

Richter-Menge, J., J. Overland, A. Proshutinsky, V. Romanovsky, L. Bengtsson, L. Brigham, M. Dyurgerov, J. C. Gascard, S. Gerland, R. Graversen, C. Haas, M. Karcher, P. Kuhry, J. Maslanik, H. Melling, W. Maslowski, J. Morison, D. Perovich, R. Przybylak, V. Rachold, I. Rigor, A. Shiklomanov, J. Stroeve, D. Walker, and J. Walsh. 2006. State of the Arctic Report. NOAA OAR Special Report. Seattle: NOAA/OAR/PMEL.

Stroeve, J. C., J. Box, and T. Haran. 2006. Evaluation of the MODIS (MOD10A1) daily snow albedo product over the Greenland ice sheet. Remote Sensing of the Environment 105(2): 155-171, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.06.009.

Stroeve, J. C., T. Markus, J. Maslanik, D. Cavalieri, A. Gasiewski, J. Heinrichs, J. Holmgren, D. Perovich, and M. Sturm. 2006. Impact of surface roughness on AMSR-E sea ice products. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(11): 3103-3117, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.880619.

Stroeve, J., T. Markus, W. N. Meier, and J. Miller. 2006. Recent changes in the Arctic melt season. Annals of Glaciology 44(1): 367-374, doi:10.3189/172756406781811583.

Sturm, M., J. A. Maslanik, D. Perovich, J. C. Stroeve, J. Richter-Menge, T. Markus, J. Holmgren, J. F. Heinrichs, and K. Tape. 2006. Snow depth and ice thickness measurements from the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas collected during the AMSR-Ice03 campaign. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(11): 3009-3020, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.878236.

Yang, W., D. Huang, B. Tan, J. Stroeve, N. V. Shabanov, Y. Knyazikhin, R. Nemani, and R. B. Myneni. 2006. Analysis of leaf area index and fraction of PAR absorbed by vegetation products from the Terra MODIS sensor: 2000-2005. IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing 44(7): 1,829-1,842, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.876025.


Diner, D., B. Braswell, R. Davies, N. Gobron, J. Hu, Y. Jin, R. Kahn, Y. Knyazikhin, N. Loeb, J.-P. Muller, A. Nolin, B. Pinty, C. Schaaf, G. Seiz, and J. Stroeve. 2005. The value of multiangle measurements for retrieving structurally and radiatively consistent properties of clouds, aerosols, and surfaces. Remote Sensing of the Environment 97(4): 495-518, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.06.006.

Liang, S., J. Stroeve, and J. Box. 2005. Mapping daily snow/ice shortwave broadband albedo from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS): The improved direct retrieval algorithm and validation with Greenland in situ measurement . Journal of Geophysical Research 110, doi:10.1029/2004JD005493.

Meier, W., J. Stroeve, F. Fetterer, K. Knowles. 2005. Reductions in Arctic sea ice cover no longer limited to summer. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 86(36): 326, doi:10.1029/2005EO360003.

Srivastava, A. N., N. C. Oza, and J. C. Stroeve. 2005. Virtual sensors: Using data mining techniques to efficiently estimate remote sensing spectra. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing 43(3): 590-600, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2004.842406.

Stroeve, J. C., J. Box, F. Gao, S. Liang, A. Nolin and C. Schaaf. 2005. Accuracy assessment of the MODIS 16-albedo product for snow: Comparison with Greenland in situ measurements. Remote Sensing of the Environment 94: 46-60, doi:doi:10.1016/j.rse.2004.09.001.

Stroeve, J. C., D. Long, J. C. Comiso, T. A. Scambos, and C. A. Shuman. 2005. Hydrological application of remote sensing: Surface states - ice sheets, glaciers and sea-ice extent and properties. In Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, ed. Eric Wood. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Stroeve, J. C., M. C. Serreze, F. Fetterer, T. Arbetter, W. Meier, J. Maslanik, and K. Knowles. 2005. Tracking the Arctic's shrinking ice cover: Another extreme September minimum in 2004. Geophysical Research Letters 32(4), L04501, doi:10.1029/2004GL021810.


Serreze, M. C., J. Maslanik, T. A. Scambos, F. Fetterer, J. Stroeve, K. Knowles, C. Fowler, S. Drobot, R. Barry, and T. M. Haran. 2003. A record minimum Arctic sea ice extent and area in 2002. Geophysical Research Letters 30(3): 1,110-1,113.

Srivastava, A. N., and J. Stroeve. 2003 (accepted). Onboard detection of snow, ice, clouds and other geophysical processes using kernel methods. ICML workshop on Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications.


Klein, A. G., and J. Stroeve. 2008. Development and validation of a snow albedo algorithm for the MODIS instrument. Annals of Glaciology 34(1): 45-52, doi:10.3189/172756402781817662.

Stroeve, J. 2002. Assessment of Greenland albedo variability from the AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Data set Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 106(D24), 33,989-34,005.

Stroeve, J. C., and A. W. Nolin. 2002. New methods to infer snow albedo from the MISR instrument with applications to the Greenland ice sheet. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40(7): 1,616-1,625, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2002.801144.

Stroeve, J., and A. Noli., 2002. Comparison of MODIS and MISR-derived surface albedo with in situ measurements in Greenland. Workshop Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow – Bern, March 2002, Proceedings.


Key, J., X. Wang, J. Stroeve, and C. Fowler. 2001. Estimating the cloudy sky albedo of sea ice and snow from space. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 106(D12): 12,489-12,497.

Stroeve, J., J. Box, C. Fowler, T. Haran, and J. Key. 2001. Intercomparison Between in situ and AVHRR Polar Pathfinder-derived Surface Albedo over Greenland Remote Sensing of the Environment 75(3): 360-374.

Stroeve, J., T. Markus, and J. Maslanik, 2001. Sensitivity analysis of operational passive microwave sea-ice algorithms. Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sydney, Australia, July 9-13 2001, pp. 1798-1799.


Liang, S., J. Stroeve, I. Grant, A. Strahler, and J. Duvel. 2000. Angular corrections to satellite data for estimating Earth radiation budget. Remote Sensing Reviews 18: 103-136.


Diner, D. J., G. P. Asner, R. Davies, Y. Knyazikhin, J-P. Muller, A. Nolin, B. Pinty, C. B. Schaaf, and J. Stroeve. 1999. New directions in Earth observing: Scientific applications of multi-angle remote sensing. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 80: 2,209-2,228.


Stroeve, J. 1998. The Impact of Various Processing Options on SSM/I-derived Brightness Temperatures. NSIDC Special Publication 7.

Stroeve, J., and K. Steffen. 1998. Variability of AVHRR-derived clear sky surface temperature over the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Applied Meteorology 37: 23-31.


Nolin, A., and J. Stroeve. 1997. The changing albedo of the Greenland ice sheet: Implications for climate change. Annals of Glaciology 25: 51-57.


Steffen, K., W. Abdalati, 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.


Sobieczky, H., and J.C. Stroeve. 1991. Generic supersonic and hypersonic configurations, AIAA, 91-3301.


Stroeve, J. C., and H. Sobieczky. 1990. Geometry/Grid Generator for Design Aerodynamics, A User's Manual with Illustrations. University of Colorado, College of Engineering, Project Report 90-01.

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