Published Research

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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:

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:

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

Gao, Huilin, et al. 2015. Interannual Variation of the Surface Temperature of Tropical Forests from Satellite Observations. Advances in Meteorology. Art. #564126.

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:

Tiwari, Sarita, Sarat C. Kar, and R. Bhatla. 2015. Interannual Variability of Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) over Western Himalayas. Pure and Applied Geophysics. 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:

Terzago, Silvia, et al. 2014. Snowpack Changes in the Hindu Kush–Karakoram–Himalaya from CMIP5 Global Climate Models. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15(6):: 2293-2313. doi:

Timmermans, M.-L., et al. 2014. Mechanisms of Pacific Summer Water variability in the Arctic's Central Canada Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(11): 7523--7548. doi:

Tsamados, Michel, et al. 2014. Impact of Variable Atmospheric and Oceanic Form Drag on Simulations of Arctic Sea Ice. Journal of Physical Oceanography 44(5): 1329-1353. doi:

Wettstein, Justin J., and Clara Deser. 2014. Internal Variability in Projections of Twenty-First-Century Arctic Sea Ice Loss: Role of the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation. Journal of Climate 27(2): 527-550. doi:

Wu, Renguang, Ge Liu, and Zhao Ping. 2014. Contrasting Eurasian spring and summer climate anomalies associated with western and eastern Eurasian spring snow cover changes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 119(12): 7410-7424. doi:

Zhang, Jinlun, et al. 2014. The great 2012 Arctic Ocean summer cyclone enhanced biological productivity on the shelves. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 119(1): 297-312. doi:

Zhang, Ruonan, Renhe Zhang, and Zhiyan Zuo. 2014. Characteristics and Differences of Multi-Snow Data in Winter over China. Climatic and Environmental Research 19(5):: 572-586.

Zhao, M., et al. 2014. Recent ice cap snowmelt in Russian High Arctic and anti-correlation with late summer sea ice extent. Environmental Research Letters 9(4). Art. #045009. doi:

Zhong, Wenli, and Jinping Zhao. 2014. Deepening of the Atlantic Water Core in the Canada Basin in 2003–11. Journal of Physical Oceanography 44(9): 2353-2369. doi:


Aires, Filipe, Fabrice Papa, and Catherine Prigent. 2013. A Long-Term, High-Resolution Wetland Dataset over the Amazon Basin, Downscaled from a Multiwavelength Retrieval Using Sar Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(2): 594-607. doi:

Asplin, Matthew Grant. 2013. Cyclone Forcing of Coupled Dynamic and Thermodynamic Processes In Arctic Sea Ice, and Across the Ocean-Sea Ice-Atmosphere Interface. Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Manitoba. University of Manitoba.

Beck, Pieter S. A., et al. 2013. A Large-Scale Coherent Signal of Canopy Status in Maximum Latewood Density of Tree Rings at Arctic Treeline in North America. Global and Planetary Change 100: 109-118. doi:

Boisier, J. P., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, and P. Ciais. 2013. Inferring Past Land Use-Induced Changes in Surface Albedo from Satellite Observaitons: A Useful Tool to Evaluate Model Simulations. Biogeosciences 10(3): 1501-1516. doi:

Brown, R. D. and C. Derksen. 2013. Is Eurasian October Snow Cover Extent Increasing?. Environmental Research Letters 8. Art. #024006. doi:

Chokmani, Karem, Monique Bernier, and Alain Royer. 2013. A Merging Algorithm for Regional Snow Mapping over Eastern Canada from AVHRR and SSM/I Data. Remote Sensing 5(11): 5463-5487. doi:

Fan, Ke, Zhiqing Xu, and Baoqiang Tian 2013. Has the Intensity of the Interannual Variability in Summer Rainfall over South China Remarkably Increased?. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. doi:

Galligani, V. S., et al. 2013. The Impact Of The Melting Layer on the Passive Microwave Cloud Scattering Signal Observed from Satellites: A Study Using TRMM Microwave Passive and Active Measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(11): 5667-5678. doi:

Gan, T. Y., et al. 2013. Changes in North American Snowpacks for 1979-2007 Detected from the Snow Water Equivalent Data of SMMR And SSM/I Passive Microwave and Related Climatic Factors. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(14): 7682-7697. doi:

Gessner, Ursula, et al. 2013. The Relationship between Precipitation Anomalies and Satellite-Derived Vegetation Activity in Central Asia. Global and Planetary Change 110: pt.A: 74-87. doi:

Han, Lijan, et al. 2013. Spatial Variations in Snow Cover and Seasonally Frozen Ground over Northern China and Mongolia, 1988-2010. Global and Planetary Change 116: 139-148. doi:

Hansen, E., et al. 2013. Thinning of Arctic Sea Ice Observed in Fram Strait: 1990-2011. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 118(10): 5202-5221. doi:

He, Quanjun. 2013. Night-Time Cloud Detection for FY-3A/VIRR Using Multispectral Thresholds. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(8): 2876-2887. doi:

Hilboll , Andreas, Andreas Richter, and John P. Burrows. 2013. Remote Sensing and Modelling of Atmospheric Chemistry and Sea Ice Parameters. Earth System Science: Bridging the Gaps Between Disciplines edited by Gerrit Lohmann, et al. Heidelberg ; New York : Springer: p 9-56. doi:

Hill, Victoria J., et al. 2013. Synthesis of Integrated Primary Production in the Arctic Ocean: II. In Situ and Remotely Sensed Estimates. Progress in Oceanography 110: 107-125. doi:

Huntington, Henry P., et al. 2013. The Influence of Wind and Ice on Spring Walrus Hunting Success on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography 94: 312-322. doi:

Jiménez, C., et al. 2013. A Joint Analysis of Modeled Soil Moisture Fields and Satellite Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(12): 6771-6782. doi:

Jiuliang, Liu and Li Zhen. 2013. Temporal Series Analysis of Snow Water Equivalent of Satellite Passive Microwave Data in Northern Seasonal Snow Classes (1978-2010). 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): 3606-3609. doi:

Karmosky, Christopher. 2013. Synoptic and Mesoscale Climate Forcing on Antarctic Ice Chelf Surface Melt Dynamics. Ph. D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University 111 p. Pennsylvania State University.

Kay, J. E. and T. L'Ecuyer. 2013. Observational Constraints on Arctic Ocean Clouds and Radiative Fluxes during the Early 21st Century. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(13): 7219-7236. doi:

Kinda, G. Bazile, et al. 2013. Under-Ice Ambient Noise in Eastern Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, and Its Relation to Environmental Forcing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(1). doi:

Klehmet, K., et al. 2013. A Regional Climate Model Hindcast for Siberia : Analysis of Snow Water Equivalent. The Cryosphere 7: 1017-1034. doi:

Krumpen, T., et al. 2013. Variability and Trends in Laptev Sea Ice Outflow between 1992-2011. The Cryosphere 7(1): 349-363. doi:

Lampkin, D. J. and U. Wade. 2013. Evaluation of a Novel Inversion Model for Surface Melt Magnitude over the Greenland Ice Sheet During the 2002 Ablation Season. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(19): 6931-6946. doi:

Larson, Kristine M. 2013. A Methodology to Eliminate Snow- and Ice-Contaminated Solutions from GPS Coordinate Time Series. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 118(8): 4503-4510. doi:

Lee, Yun Gon, et al 2013. Potential Impacts of Northeastern Eurasian Snow Cover on Generation of Dust Storms in Northwestern China during Spring. Climate Dynamics  41: 721-733. doi:

Liptak, Jessica and Courtenay Strong. 2013. Propagating Atmospheric Patterns Associated with Sea Ice Motion Through the Fram Strait.. Journal of Climate 26(9): 2992-2997. doi:

Liu, Ge, Ren-Guang Wu, and Yuan-Zhi Zhang. 2013. Persistence of Snow Cover Anomalies Over the Tibetan Plateau and the Implicaions for Forecasting Summer Precipitation over the Meiyu-Baiu Region. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters 7(2): 115-119.

Lu, Hui, et al. 2013. Climate Change Assessment Due to Long Term Soil Moisture Change and Its Applicability Using Satellite Observations. Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks by Juddy N. Okpara. Saarbrücken LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing: 357-378. doi:

Luojus, Kari, et al. 2013. GlobSnow-2 Product User Guide, version 1.0. : 23 p.

Matrai, P. A., et al. 2013. Synthesis of Primary Production in the Arctic Ocean: 1. Surface Waters, 1954-2007. Progress in Oceanography 110: 93-106. doi:

Murioz, Jonathan, et al. 2013. Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing for Snow Cover and Snow Water Equivalent Estimation. British Journal of Environment & Climate Change 3(4). (PDF File,