Reading Lists

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NSIDC started as a library of cryospheric books and journals.

Are you interested in reading more about sea ice and climate change? Below you will find links to background information on climate, as well as a short bibliography of scholarly articles related to the Arctic climate.

Sea ice information

Climate information

Other sources of sea ice data

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Jacobson, M. Z. 2004. Climate Response of fossil fuel and biofuel soot, accounting for soot’s feedback to snow and sea ice albedo and emissivity. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 109, D21201, doi:10.1029/2004JD004945.
  • Jacobson, M. Z. 2010. Short-term effects of controlling fossil-fuel soot, biofuel soot and gases, and methane on climate, Arctic ice, and air pollution health. Journal of Geophysical Research. VOL. 115, D14209, doi:10.1029/2009JD013795
  • Kwok, R. and G. F. Cunningham. 2010. Contribution of melt in the Beaufort Sea to the decline in Arctic multiyear ice coverage: 1993-2009. Geophysical Research Letters 37. doi:10.1029/2010GL044678.
  • Polyak, L. et al. 2010. History of Sea Ice in the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1757-1778.
  • Polyak, L. et al. 2010. Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Chapter 8. In press.
  • Ramanathan, V. and G. Carmichael. 2008. Global and regional climate changes due to black carbon. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 1. 221-227.
  • Ray, G. C., J. E. Overland, and G. L. Hufford. 2010. Seascape as an organizing principle for evaluating walrus and seal sea ice habitat in Beringia. Geophysical Research Letters 37. doi:10.1029/2010GL044452.
  • Screen, J.A. and I. Simmonds. 2010. The central role of diminishing sea ice in recent Arctic temperature amplification. Nature, 464, 1334-1337. doi:10.1038/nature09051. (subscription required)
  • Serreze, M. C., Barrett, A. P., Stroeve, J. C., Kindig, D. N. and Holland, M. M. 2009. The emergence of surface-based Arctic amplification. Cryosphere 3: 11–19. doi:10.5194/tc-3-11-2009.
  • Stammerjohn, S. E., D. G. Martinson, R. C. Smith, X. Yuan, and D. Rind. 2008. Trends in Antarctic annual sea ice retreat and advance and their relation to El Nino -- Southern Oscillation and Southern Annular Mode variability. Journal of Geophysical Research 113: C03S90. doi: 10.1029/2007JC004269.
  • Stroeve, J.C., J. Maslanik, M. C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier, and C. Fowler. 2010. Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010. Geophysical Research Letters. In press.
  • 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.