Published Research

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Hermozo, L., L. Eymard, and F. Karbou. 2017. Modeling Sea Ice Surface Emissivity at Microwave Frequencies: Impact of the Surface Assumptions and Potential Use for Sea Ice Extent and Type Classificatio. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(2): 943-961. doi:

Hui, Fengming, et al, 2017. Satellite-Based Sea Ice Navigation for Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. Remote Sensing 9(6). Art. #518. doi:

Langlois, A., et al. 2017. Detection of rain-on-snow (ROS) events and ice layer formation using passive microwave radiometry: A context for Peary caribou habitat in the Canadian Arctic. Remote Sensing of Environment 189: 84-95. doi:

Petrou, Zisis I., and YingLi Tian. 2017. High-Resolution Sea Ice Motion Estimation With Optical Flow Using Satellite Spectroradiometer Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(3): 1339-1350. doi:

Pham-Duc, Binh, et al. 2017. Comparisons of Global Terrestrial Surface Water Datasets over 15 Years. Journal of Hydrometeorology 18(4): 993-1007. doi:

Yu, Lingxue, Tingxiang Liu, and Shuwen Zhang. 2017. Temporal and Spatial Changes in Snow Cover and the Corresponding Radiative Forcing Analysis in Siberia from the 1970s to the 2010s. Advances in Meteorology 2017. Art. #9517427. doi:

Zeng, Zhenzhong, et al. 2017. Climate mitigation from vegetation biophysical feedbacks during the past three decades. Nature Climate Change 7(6): 432–436. 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:


2016. Timing and regional patterns of snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice from passive microwave satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(8): 5916–5930. 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:

Barandiaran, Daniel A. 2016. Investigation into Regional Climate Variability using Tree-Ring Reconstruction, Climate Diagnostics and Prediction. Ph. D. Utah State University.

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:

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:

Chevallier, Matthieu, et al. 2016. Intercomparison of the Arctic sea ice cover in global ocean–sea ice reanalyses from the ORA-IP project. Climate Dynamics. doi:

David, Carmen, et al. 2016. Under-ice distribution of polar cod Boreogadus saida in the central Arctic Ocean and their association with sea-ice habitat properties. Polar Biology 39(6): 981-994. doi:

DeRepentigny, Patricia, et al. 2016. Patterns of Sea Ice Retreat in the Transition to a Seasonally Ice-Free Arctic . Journal of Climate 29(19): 6993–7008. doi:

Forman, Barton A., and Yuan Xue. 2016. Machine learning predictions of passive microwave brightness temperature over snow-covered land using the special sensor microwave imager (SSM/I). Physical Geography. doi:

Gao, Huilin, et al. 2016. Interannual Variation of the Surface Temperature of Tropical Forests from Satellite Observations. Advances in Meteorology Vol. 2016. Art. #4741390. doi:

Haumann, F. Alexander, et al. 2016. Sea-ice transport driving Southern Ocean salinity and its recent trends. Nature 537: 89-92. 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:

King, Martin, and Javier García-Serrano. 2016. Potential oceanatmosphere preconditioning of late autumn Barents-Kara sea ice concentration anomaly. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanobraphy 68. Art. #28580. doi:

Kolassa, J., et al. 2016. Soil moisture retrieval from AMSR-E and ASCAT microwave observation synergy. Part 1: Satellite data analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 173: 1-14. doi:

Krumpen, T., et al. 2016. Recent summer sea ice thickness surveys in Fram Strait and associated ice volume fluxes. The Cryosphere 10(2): 523-534. doi:

Lecomte, O., et al. 2016. Impact of surface wind biases on the Antarctic sea ice concentration budget in climate models. Ocean Modelling 105: 60-70. doi:

Letterly, Aaron, Jeffrey Kay and Yinghui Liu. 2016. The influence of winter cloud on summer sea ice in the Arctic, 1983–2013. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(5): 2178-2187. doi:

Lievens, H., et al. 2016. Assimilation of global radar backscatter and radiometer brightness temperature observations to improve soil moisture and land evaporation estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment Remote Sensing of Environment: 194–210. doi:

Liu, Qingxiang, et al. 2016. Wind and Wave Climate in the Arctic Ocean as Observed by Altimeters. Journal of Climate 29(22): 7957–7975. doi:

Liu, Xiaojin, et al. 2016. Improvement of long-term snow depth product accuracy from passive microwave satellite observations: A case study with SNODAS data. 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), 4876-4879. doi:

Long, David G., and Mary Jo Brodzik. 2016. Optimum Image Formation for Spaceborne Microwave Radiometer Products. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(5): 2763-2779. doi:

Lynch, Amanda H., et al. 2016. Linkages between Arctic summer circulation regimes and regional sea ice anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(13): 7868–7880. doi:

Petty, Alek A., et al. 2016. Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre: The changing role of wind forcing and the sea ice state. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(5): 3278–3296. doi:

Prigent, C., C. Jimenez, and F. Aires. 2016. Toward “all weather,” long record, and real-time land surface temperature retrievals from microwave satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(10): 5699–5717. doi:

Ray, G. Carleton, et al. 2016. Decadal Bering Sea seascape change: consequences for Pacific walruses and indigenous hunters. Ecological Applications 26(1): 24-41. doi:

Sasaki, Hiroko, et al. 2016. Distribution of Arctic and Pacific copepods and their habitat in the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. Biogeosciences 13(15): 4555-4567. doi:

Serreze, Mark C., et al. 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): 11,463–11,485. doi:

Sugimoto, Fuko, et al. 2016. Interannual variability in sea-ice thickness in the pack-ice zone off Lützow–Holm Bay, East Antarctica. Polar Science 10(1): 43-51. doi:

Szanyi, S., et al. 2016. Persistent artifacts in the NSIDC ice motion data set and their implications for analysis. Geophysical Research Letters 43(20): 10,800–10,807. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2016. Interannual Variability of Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) over Western Himalayas. Pure and Applied Geophysics 173: 1317–1335. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2016. Examination of snowmelt over Western Himalayas using remote sensing data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 125(1): 227–239. doi:

Wang, Jun, Yang Wang, and Shiji Wang. 2016. Biophysical and socioeconomic drivers of the dynamics in snow hazard impacts across scales and over heterogeneous landscape in Northern Tibet. Natural Hazards 81(3): 1499-1514. doi:

Wang, Libo, et al. 2016. Frequency and distribution of winter melt events from passive microwave satellite data in the pan-Arctic, 1988–2013. The Cryosphere 10(6): 2589-2602. doi:

Wu, Lili, et al. 2016. Brightness temperature simulation of snow cover based on snow grain size evolution using in situ data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 10(3). Art. #036016. doi:

Wu, Renguang, and Shangfeng Chen. 2016. Regional change in snow water equivalent–surface air temperature relationship over Eurasia during boreal spring. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Xiao, Zhixiang, and Anmin Duan. 2016. Impacts of Tibetan Plateau Snow Cover on the Interannual Variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon . Journal of Climate 29(12): 8495–8514. doi:

Xu, Xiaocong, et al. 2016. Global snow cover estimation with Microwave Brightness Temperature measurements and one-class in situ observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 182: 227-251. doi:

Ye, Yufang, et al. 2016. Improving Multiyear Sea Ice Concentration Estimates with Sea Ice Drift. Remote Sensing 8(5). Art. #397. doi:

Zhang, Yu, et al. 2016. Seasonal and interannual variability of the Arctic sea ice: A comparison between AO-FVCOM and observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 121(11): 8320–8350. doi:


André, C. , et al. 2015. Land surface temperature retrieval over circumpolar Arctic using SSM/I–SSMIS and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 162: 1-10. doi:

Bai, Xuezhi, et al. 2015. Responses of surface heat flux, sea ice and ocean dynamics in the Chukchi–Beaufort sea to storm passages during winter 2006/2007: A numerical study. Remote Sensing of Environment 102: 101-117. doi:

Barth, Alexander, et al. 2015. Assimilation of sea surface temperature, sea ice concentration and sea ice drift in a model of the Southern Ocean. Ocean Modelling 93: 22-39. doi:

Behrendt, A., W. Dierking, and H. Witte. 2015. Thermodynamic sea ice growth in the central Weddell Sea, observed in upward-looking sonar data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(3): 2270-2286. doi:

Boori, Mukesh, and Ralph Ferraro. 2015. Global Land Cover Classification Based on Microwave Polarization and Gradient Ratio (MPGR). Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing, 17-37. doi:

Collier, E., et al. 2015. Impact of debris cover on glacier ablation and atmosphere–glacier feedbacks in the Karakoram. The Cryosphere 9(4): 1617-1632. doi:

Crawford, Alex, and Mark Serreze. 2015. A New Look at the Summer Arctic Frontal Zone. Journal of Climate 28(2): 737-754. doi:

Creed, I. F., et al. 2015. Climate warming causes intensification of the hydrological cycle, resulting in changes to the vernal and autumnal windows in a northern temperate forest. Hydrological Processes. doi:

Dupont, F., et al. 2015. A high-resolution ocean and sea-ice modelling system for the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 1577-1594. doi:

Fluet-Chouinard, Etienne, et al. 2015. Development of a global inundation map at high spatial resolution from topographic downscaling of coarse-scale remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 158: 348-361. doi:

Frappart, Frédéric, et al. 2015. Surface Freshwater Storage Variations in the Orinoco Floodplains Using Multi-Satellite Observations. Remote Sensing 7(1): 89-110. doi:

Gabrielski, A., G. Badin, and L. Kaleschke. 2015. Anomalous dispersion of sea ice in the Fram Strait region. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(3): 1809-1824. doi:

Grant, Glenn E., and David W. Gallaher. 2015. A Novel Technique for Time-Centric Analysis of Massive Remotely-Sensed Datasets. Remote Sensing 7(4): 3986-4001. doi:

Hansen, E., et al. 2015. Time variability in the annual cycle of sea ice thickness in the Transpolar Drift. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(12): 8135-8150. doi:

Jin, Rui, et al. 2015. Mapping Surface Soil Freeze-Thaw Cycles in China Based on SMMR and SSM/I Brightness Temperatures from 1978 to 2008. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 47(2): 213-229. doi:

Kim, Miae, et al. 2015. Landfast sea ice monitoring using multisensor fusion in the Antarctic. GIScience & Remote Sensing 52(2): 239-256. doi:

Kim, Youngwook, et al. 2015. New satellite climate data records indicate strong coupling between recent frozen season changes and snow cover over high northern latitudes. Environmental Research Letters 10(8). Art. # 084004. doi:

L'Ecuyer, Tristan S., et al. 2015. The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early Twenty-First Century. Journal of Climate 28(21): 8319-8346. doi:

Li, C. J., et al. 2015. A 2680-year record of sea ice extent in the Ross Sea and the associated atmospheric circulation derived from the DT401 East Antarctic ice core . Science China-Earth Sciences 58(11): 2090-2102. doi:

Mahoney, Andrew R., et al. 2015. Taking a look at both sides of the ice: comparison of ice thickness and drift speed as observed from moored, airborne and shore-based instruments near Barrow, Alaska. Annals of Glaciology 56(69): 363-372. doi:

Makynen, M., et al. 2015. Thin Ice Detection in the Barents and Kara Seas With AMSR-E and SSMIS Radiometer Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53(9): 5036-5053. doi:

MioduszewskiJ. R., et al. 2015. Controls on Spatial and Temporal Variability in Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Melt Timing, 1979–2012. Journal of Climate 28(6): 2136–2153. doi:

Onodera, J., et al. 2015. Diatom flux reflects water-mass conditions on the southern Northwind Abyssal Plain, Arctic Ocean. Biogeosciences 12: 1373-1385. doi:

Park, Doo-Sun R., Sukyoung Lee, and Steven B. Feldstein. 2015. Attribution of the Recent Winter Sea Ice Decline over the Atlantic Sector of the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Climate 28(10): 4027–4033. doi:

Roy, François, et al. 2015. Arctic sea ice and freshwater sensitivity to the treatment of the atmosphere-ice-ocean surface layer. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(6): 4392-4417. doi:

Shang, Haolu, Li Jia, and Massimo Menenti. 2015. Analyzing the Inundation Pattern of the Poyang Lake Floodplain by Passive Microwave Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 16(2): 652-667. doi:

Sumata, Hiroshi, et al. 2015. Empirical error functions for monthly mean Arctic sea-ice drift. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(11): 7450-7475. doi:

Sumata, Hiroshi, et al. 2015. Uncertainty of Arctic summer ice drift assessed by high-resolution SAR data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 120(8): 5285-5301. doi:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2015. Examination of snowmelt over Western Himalayas using remote sensing data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Art. #1506. doi:

Wang, Tao, et al. 2015. Spring snow cover deficit controlled by intraseasonal variability of the surface energy fluxes. Environmental Research Letters 10(2). Art. #024018. doi:

Ye, Kunhui, Renguang Wu, and Yong Liu. 2015. Interdecadal change of Eurasian snow, surface temperature, and atmospheric circulation in the late 1980s. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 120(7): 2738-2753. doi:


Aires, Filipe, et al. 2014. Characterization and Space-Time Downscaling of the Inundation Extent over the Inner Niger Delta Using GIEMS and MODIS Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15(1): 171-192. doi:

Barrett, Brian W., and George P. Petropoulos. 2014. Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface Soil Moisture. IN: Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content edited by George P. Petropoulos: 85-120. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Boisier, J. P., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, and P. Ciais. 2014. Historical land-use-induced evapotranspiration changes estimated from present-day observations and reconstructed land-cover maps. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 3571-3590. doi:

Byun, Kyuhyun, and and Minha Choi 2014. Characterization and Space–Time Downscaling of the Inundation Extent over the Inner Niger Delta Using GIEMS and MODIS Data. Hydrological Processes 28(7): 3173–3184. doi:

Chen, Zhang, Renguang Wu, and Wen Chen. 2014. Impacts of Autumn Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Changes on the East Asian Winter Monsoon Variability. Journal of Cilmate 27(14): 5433-5450. doi:

Chen, Zhang, Renguang Wu, and Wen Chen. 2014. Distinguishing Interannual Variations of the Northern and Southern Modes of the East Asian Winter Monsoon. Journal of Cilmate 27(2): 835-851. doi:

Deb, Pranab, Mihir Kumar Dasha, and Prem Chand Pandeyb. 2014. Effect of Pacific warm and cold events on the sea ice behavior in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers 84: 59-72. doi:

Hansen, E., et al. 2014. Variability in categories of Arctic sea ice in Fram Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(10): 7175-7189. doi:

Hirahara, Shoji, Masayoshi Ishii, and Yoshikazu Fukuda. 2014. Centennial-Scale Sea Surface Temperature Analysis and Its Uncertainty. Journal of Climate 27(1): 57-75. doi:

Krishfield, R. A., et al. 2014. Deterioration of Perennial Sea Ice in the Beaufort Gyre from 2003 to 2012 and Its Impact on the Oceanic Freshwater Cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(2): 1271-1305. doi: 10.1002/2013JC008999.

Lindau, Ralf, and Clemens Simmer. 2014. A Statistical Retrieval Algorithm for Root Zone Soil Moisture. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 118: 675-694. doi:

Liu, Ge, et al. 2014. The Summer Snow Cover Anomaly over the Tibetan Plateau and Its Association with Simultaneous Precipitation over the Mei-yu–Baiu region. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 31(4): 755-764. doi:

Liu, Yinghui, and Jeffrey R. Key. 2014. Less Winter Cloud Aids Summer 2013 Arctic Sea Ice Return from 2012 Minimum. Environmental Research Letters 9(4). Art. #044002. doi:

Liu, Yuyun, et al. 2014. Three Eurasian teleconnection patterns: spatial structures, temporal variability, and associated winter climate anomalies. Climate Dynamics 42(11-12): 2817-2839. doi:

Mortin, Jonas 2014. On the Arctic seasonal cycle. . Ph. D. Stockholm University.

Nievinski, Felipe G., and Kristine M. Larson. 2014. Inverse Modeling of GPS Multipath for Snow Depth Estimation—Part I: Formulation and Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52(10): 6555-6563. doi:

Platonov, N. G., et al. 2014. Evaluation of Polar Bear Movement Patterns in Relation to Sea Ice Drift. Doklady Biological Science 456: 191-194.

Räisänen, P., et al. 2014. Evaluation of North Eurasian snow-off dates in the ECHAM5.4 atmospheric general circulation model. Geoscientific Model Development 7: 3037-3057. doi:

Richardson, Mark, Ian Davenport, and Robert Gurney. 2014. Global Snow Mass Measurements and the Effect of Stratigraphic Detail on Inversion of Microwave Brightness Temperatures. Surveys in Geophysics 35: 785–812. doi:

Saenz, Benjamin T., and Kevin R. Arrigo. 2014. Annual primary production in Antarctic sea ice during 2005–2006 from a sea ice state estimate. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(6): 3645-3678. doi:

Semmens, Kathryn, and Joan Ramage. 2014. Melt Patterns and Dynamics in Alaska and Patagonia Derived from Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures; DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Pathfinder Daily EASE-Grid Brightness Temperatures, Version 2. Remote Sensing 6(1): 603-620. doi:

Sumata, H., et al. 2014. An intercomparison of Arctic ice drift products to deduce uncertainty estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(8): 4887-4921. doi: