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Allard, R. A., S. L. Farrell, D. A. Hebert, W. F. Johnston, L. Li, N. T. Kurtz, M. W. Phelps, P. G. Posey, R. Tilling, A. Ridout, A. J. Wallcraft. 2018. Utilizing CryoSat-2 Ice Thickness to Initialize a Coupled Ice-Ocean Modeling System. Advances in Space Res. 62(6): 1265-1280. doi:

Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, E., M. A. Webster, S. L. Farrell and C. M. Bitz. 2018. Reconstruction of Snow on Arctic Sea Ice. J. Geophys. Res. 123(5): 3588-3602. doi:

Duncan, K., S. L. Farrell, L. N. Connor, J. Richter-Menge and R. Dominguez. 2018. High-Resolution Airborne Observations of Sea Ice Pressure-Ridge Sail Height. Annals of Glaciology 59(76): 137-147. doi:

Forsberg, Rene, et al. 2018. Exploring the Recovery Lakes region and interior Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, with airborne gravity, magnetic and radar measurements. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 461: 23-34. doi:

Liu, Qingquan, et al. 2018. Inter-Calibration of Passive Microwave Satellite Brightness Temperatures Observed by F13 SSM/I and F17 SSMIS for the Retrieval of Snow Depth on Arctic First-Year Sea Ice. Remote Sensing 10(1). Art. #36. doi:

Perovich, D. K., W. Meier, M. Tschudi, S. Farrell, S. Hendricks, S. Gerland, C. Haas, T. Krumpen, C. Polashenski, R. Ricker, and M. Webster. 2018. Sea Ice. Arctic Report Card 2017 (

Tooth, Matthew, and Mark Tschudi. 2018. Investigating Arctic Sea Ice Survivability in the Beaufort Sea. Remote Sensing 10(2). Art. #267. doi:

Xia, Wentao, and Hongjie Xie. 2018. Assessing three waveform retrackers on sea ice freeboard retrieval from Cryosat-2 using Operation IceBridge Airborne altimetry datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment 204: 456-471. doi:

Xiong, Siting, Jan-Peter Muller, and Raquel Caro Carretero. 2018. A New Method for Automatically Tracing Englacial Layers from MCoRDS Data in NW Greenland. Remote Sensing 10(1). Art. #43. doi:

Zhou, Lu, et al. 2018. On the retrieval of sea ice thickness and snow depth using concurrent laser altimetry and L-band remote sensing data. The Cryosphere 12(3): 993–1012. doi:


Alley, Karen E. 2017. Studies of Antarctic Ice Shelf Stability: Surface Melting, Basal Melting, and Ice Flow Dynamics. : 234 p. Ph. D. University of Colorado Boulder.

Barry, Roger G. 2017. The Arctic Cryosphere in the Twenty-First Century. Geographical Review 107(1): 69-88. doi:

Bell, Robin E., et al. 2017. Antarctic ice shelf potentially stabilized by export of meltwater in surface river. Nature 544: 344–348. doi:

Brown, Joel, Joel Harper, and Neil Humphrey. 2017. Liquid water content in ice estimated through a full-depth ground radar profile and borehole measurements in western Greenland. The Cryosphere 11(1): 669-679. doi:

Brunt, Kelly M., et al. 2017. Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland. The Cryosphere 11(2): 681-692. doi:

Carrivick, Jonathan L., et al. 2017. Ice-Dammed Lake Drainage Evolution at Russell Glacier, West Greenland. Frontiers in Earth Science 5. Art. #100. doi:

Castro-Morales, Karel, Robert Ricker, and Ruediger Gerdes. 2017. Regional distribution and variability of model-simulated Arctic snow on sea ice. Polar Science 13: 33-49. doi:

Cavanagh, J. P., D. J. Lampkin, and T. Moon. 2017. Seasonal Variability in Regional Ice Flow Due to Meltwater Injection Into the Shear Margins of Jakobshavn Isbræ. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 122(12): 2488–2505. doi: 2016JF004187.

Chen, Christine, 2017. Formation and development of supraglacial lakes in the percolation zone of the Greenland ice sheet. Journal of Glaciology 63(241): 847-853. doi:

Chen, Zhiqiang, et al. 2017. Impacts of Assimilating Satellite Sea Ice Concentration and Thickness on Arctic Sea Ice Prediction in the NCEP Climate Forecast System. Journal of Climate 30(21): 8429-8446. doi:

Chuter, S. J., et al. 2017. Mass balance reassessment of glaciers draining into the Abbot and Getz Ice Shelves of West Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 44(14): 7328-7337. doi:

Cole, S. T., J. M. Toole, R. Lele, M.-L. Timmermans, S. G. Gallaher, T. P. Stanton, W. J. Shaw, B. Hwang, T. Maksym, J. P. Wilkinson, M. Ortiz, H. Graber, L. Rainville, A. A. Petty, S. L. Farrell, J. A. Richter-Menge and C. Haas. 2017. Ice and ocean velocity in the Arctic marginal ice zone: Ice roughness and momentum transfer. Elementa Sci. Anth. 5: 1-27. Art. 55. doi:

Colgan, William, et al. 2017. New programme for climate monitoring at Camp Century, Greenland. GEUS 38: 57-60.

Gilbert, A., et al. 2017. The projected demise of Barnes Ice Cap: Evidence of an unusually warm 21st century Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters 44(6): 2810-2816. doi:

Gourmelen, Noel, et al. 2017. Channelized Melting Drives Thinning Under a Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 44(19): 9796-9804. doi:

Graham, Felicity S., et al. 2017. A high-resolution synthetic bed elevation grid of the Antarctic continent. Earth System Science Data 9(1): 267–279. doi:

Gray, Laurence, et al. 2017. A revised calibration of the interferometric mode of the CryoSat-2 radar altimeter improves ice height and height change measurements in western Greenland . The Cryosphere 11(3): 1041-1058. doi:

Hill, Emily A., J. Rachel Carr, and Chris R. Stokes. 2017. A Review of Recent Changes in Major Marine-Terminating Outlet Glaciers in Northern Greenland. Frontiers in Earth Science 4(1): Art. #111. doi:

Jordan, T. A., F. Ferraccioli, and P. T. Leata. 2017. New geophysical compilations link crustal block motion to Jurassic extension and strike-slip faulting in the Weddell Sea Rift System of West Antarctica. Gondwana Research 42: 29-48. doi:

Kim, Seung Hee, and Duk-jin Kim. 2017. Combined Usage of TanDEM-X and CryoSat-2 for Generating a High Resolution Digital Elevation Model of Fast Moving Ice Stream and Its Application in Grounding Line Estimation. Remote Sensing 9(2). Art. #176. doi:

Koziol, Conrad, et al. 2017. Quantifying supraglacial meltwater pathways in the Paakitsoq region, West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 63(239): 464-476. doi:

Kwok, R., N. T. Kurtz, L. Brucker, A. Ivanoff, T. Newman, S. L. Farrell, J. King, S. Howell, M. A. Webster, J. Paden, C. Leuschen, J. A. MacGregor, J. Richter-Menge, J. Harbeck and M. Tschudi. 2017. Intercomparison of snow depth retrievals over Arctic sea ice from radar data acquired by Operation IceBridge. The Cryosphere 11(6): 2571-2593. doi:

Lecomte, Olivier. 2017. Influence of snow processes on sea ice : a model study. Ph. D. Université Catholique de Louvain.

Lenaerts, Jan T. M., et al. 2017. Climate and surface mass balance of coastal West Antarctica resolved by regional climate modelling. Annals of Glaciology: 1-13. doi:

Lewis, Gabriel, et al. 2017. Regional Greenland accumulation variability from Operation IceBridge airborne accumulation radar. The Cryosphere 11(2): 773-788. doi:

Li, Lele, Haihua Chen, and Lei Guan. 2017. Retrieval of snow depth on sea ice in the arctic from FY3B/MWRI. 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), 4976 - 4979. doi:

Lüttig, Christine, Niklas Neckel, and Angelika Humbert. 2017. A Combined Approach for Filtering Ice Surface Velocity Fields Derived from Remote Sensing Methods. Remote Sensing 9(10): Art. #1062. doi:

Mankoff, Kenneth D., et al. 2017. The past, present, and future viscous heat dissipation available for Greenland subglacial conduit formation . The Cryosphere 11(1): 303-317. doi:

Mazur, A. K., A.K. Wåhlin, and A. Krężel. 2017. An object-based SAR image iceberg detection algorithm applied to the Amundsen Sea. Remote Sensing of Environment 189: 67-83. doi:

Mei, M Jeffrey, et al. 2017. Calving localization at Helheim Glacier using multiple local seismic stations. The Cryosphere 11(1): 609–618. doi:

Meierbachtol, Toby W., et al. 2017. Mechanical forcing of water pressure in a hydraulically isolated reach beneath Western Greenland's ablation zone. Annals of Glaciology 57(2): 62-70. doi:

Milillo, Pietro, et al. 2017. On the Short-term Grounding Zone Dynamics of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, Observed With COSMO-SkyMed Interferometric Data. Geophysical Research Letters 44(20): 10,436–10,444. doi:

Millan, Romain, et al. 2017. Bathymetry of the Amundsen Sea Embayment sector of West Antarctica from Operation IceBridge gravity and other data. Geophysical Research Letters 44(3): 1360-1368. doi:

Moon, Twila, et al. 2017. Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget. Nature. doi:

Moyer, Alexis, et al. 2017. Estimating Spring Terminus Submarine Melt Rates at a Greenlandic Tidewater Glacier Using Satellite Imagery . Frontiers in Earth Science 5. Art. #107. doi:

Paxman, Guy J. G., et al. 2017. Uplift and tilting of the Shackleton Range in East Antarctica driven by glacial erosion and normal faulting. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 122(3): 2390-2408. doi:

Petty, Alek A., Michel C. Tsamados, and Nathan T. Kurtz. 2017. Atmospheric form drag coefficients over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography data, spring 2009-2015. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 122(8): 1472-1490. doi:

Poinar, Kristin, et al. 2017. Drainage of Southeast Greenland Firn Aquifer Water through Crevasses to the Bed. Frontiers in Earth Science 5. Art. #5. doi:

Schröder, Ludwig, et al. 2017. Validation of satellite altimetry by kinematic GNSS in central East Antarctica. The Cryosphere 11(3): 111-1130. doi:, 2017.

Simonsen, Sebastian B., and Louise Sandberg Sørensen. 2017. Implications of changing scattering properties on Greenland ice sheet volume change from Cryosat-2 altimetry. Remote Sensing of Environment 190: 207-216. doi:

van Dam, T., et al. 2017. Using GPS and absolute gravity observations to separate the effects of present-day and Pleistocene ice-mass changes in South East Greenland. Earth and Planetary Letters 459: 127-135. doi:

Van Wychen, Wesley, et al. 2017. Variability in ice motion and dynamic discharge from Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Glaciology 63(239): 436-449. doi:

Van Wyk de Vries, Maximillian, Robert G. Bingham, and Andrew S. Hein. 2017. A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica. Exploration of Subsurface Antarctica: Uncovering Past Changes and Modern Processes. Siegert, M. J., Jamieson, S. S. R., and White, D. A. (eds) . London: Geological Society. doi:

Vijay, Saurabh 2017. Changes of mountain glaciers on different time scales − a multi-temporal remote sensing data analysis. Ph. D. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität: 1-152.

Wang, Xianwei, David M.Holland, and G. Hilmar Gudmundsson. 2017. Accurate coastal DEM generation by merging ASTER GDEM and ICESat/GLAS data over Mertz Glacier, Antarctica. Remote Sensing of Environment 206: 218-230. doi:

Wilson, Nat, Fiammetta Straneo, and Patrick Heimbach. 2017. Satellite-derived submarine melt rates and mass balance (2011–2015) for Greenland’s largest remaining ice tongues. The Cryosphere 11(6): 2773-2782. doi:

Yan, Jie-Bang, et al. 2017. Airborne Measurements of Snow Thickness: Using ultrawide-band frequency-modulated-continuous-wave radars. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 5(2): 57-76. doi:

Young, Duncan A., et al. 2017. High-resolution boundary conditions of an old ice target near Dome C, Antarctica. The Cryosphere 1(4): 1897-1911. doi:

Zhao, Chen, et al. 2017. Rapid ice unloading in the Fleming Glacier region, southern Antarctic Peninsula, and its effect on bedrock uplift rates. Earth and Planetary Letters 473: 164-176. doi:

Zhao, Jie, and Dana Floricioiu. 2017. The penetration effects on TanDEM-X elevation using the GNSS and laser altimetry measurements in Antarctica. ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017, 18–22 September 2017, Wuhan, China Proceedings XLII-2/W7: 1593-1600. doi:

Zhao, Xiaoyi. 2017. Studies of Atmospheric Ozone and Related Constituents in the Arctic and at Mid-latitudes. : 234 p. Ph. D. University of Toronto.


Aitken, A. R. A., et al. 2016. Repeated large-scale retreat and advance of Totten Glacier indicated by inland bed erosion. Nature 533(7603): 385–389. doi:

Aitken, A. R., et al. 2016. The Australo-Antarctic Columbia to Gondwana transition. Gondwana Research 29(1): 136–152. doi:

Alexander, Patrick M., et al. 2016. Greenland Ice Sheet seasonal and spatial mass variability from model simulations and GRACE (2003–2012). The Cryosphere 10(3): 1259–1277. doi:

Alley, Karen E., et al. 2016. Impacts of warm water on Antarctic ice shelf stability through basal channel formation. Nature Geoscience 9(4): 290-293. doi:

Banda, Francesco, and Stefano Tebaldini. 2016. Texture-Free Absolute DEM Retrieval From Opposite-Side Multibaseline InSAR Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 13(1): 43-47. doi:

Barthélemy, Antoine, Thierry Fichefet, and Hugues Goosse. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity of ocean surface boundary conditions under sea ice. Ocean Modelling 102: 82–98. doi:

Brinkerhoff, Douglas J., Andy Aschwanden, and Martin Truffer. 2016. Bayesian Inference of Subglacial Topography Using Mass Conservation. Frontiers in Earth Science 4. doi:

Cavitte, Marie G. P., et al. 2016. Deep radiostratigraphy of the East Antarctic plateau: connecting the Dome C and Vostok ice core sites. Journal of Glaciology 62(232): 323- 334. doi:

Christianson, Knut, et al. 2016. Sensitivity of Pine Island Glacier to observed ocean forcing. Geophysical Research Letters 43(20): 10,817–10,825. doi:

Christie, Frazer D. W., et al. 2016. Four-decade record of pervasive grounding line retreat along the Bellingshausen margin of West Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 43(11): 5741-5749. doi:

Colgan, William, et al. 2016. The abandoned ice sheet base at Camp Century, Greenland, in a warming climate. Geophysical Research Letters 43(15): 8091–8096. doi:

Cowtown, Tom, et al. 2016. Variability in ice motion at a land-terminating Greenlandic outlet glacier: the role of channelized and distributed drainage systems. Journal of Glaciology 62(233): 451-466. doi:

Enderlin, Ellyn M., et al. 2016. An Empirical Approach for Estimating Stress-Coupling Lengths for Marine-Terminating Glaciers. Frontiers In Earth Science 4. Art. #104. doi:

Feng, B., et al. 2016. Firn Stratigraphic Genesis in Early Spring: Evidence From Airborne Radar. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 9(6): 2429-2435. doi:

Floricioiu, D., et al. 2016. The recovery ice stream: Synergy of satellite and airborne remote sensing for flow dynamics. 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing : 7098-7100. doi:

Frederick, Bruce C., et al. 2016. Distribution of subglacial sediments across the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 121(4): 790-813. doi:

Gourlet, P., et al. 2016. Ice thickness of the northern half of the Patagonia Icefields of South America from high-resolution airborne gravity surveys. Geophysical Research Letters 43(1): 241–249. doi:

Gowan, Evan J., et al. 2016. ICESHEET 1.0: a program to produce paleo-ice sheet reconstructions with minimal assumptions. Geoscientific Model Development 9(5): 1673–1682. doi:

Guerreiro, Kévin, et al. 2016. Potential for estimation of snow depth on Arctic sea ice from CryoSat-2 and SARAL/AltiKa missions. Remote Sensing of Environment 186: 339–349. doi:

Hansen, Samantha E., et al. 2016. Crustal structure beneath the Northern Transantarctic Mountains and Wilkes Subglacial Basin: Implications for tectonic origins. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 121(2): 812–825. doi: 2015JB012325.

Harpold, Robert, et al. 2016. Intra-scan intersection method for the determination of pointing biases of an airborne altimeter. International Journal of Remote Sensing 37(3): 648-668. doi:

Hogg, Anna E., et al. 2016. Grounding line migration from 1992 to 2011 on Petermann Glacier, North-West Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 62(236): 1104-1114. doi:

Huang, Min, et al. 2016. Temporal and spatial variability of daytime land surface temperature in Houston: Comparing DISCOVER-AQ aircraft observations with the WRF model and satellites. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 121(1): 185-195. doi:

Ignéczi, Á., et al. 2016. Northeast sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet to undergo the greatest inland expansion of supraglacial lakes during the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters 43(18): 9729–9738. doi:

Khan, Shfaqat A., et al. 2016. Geodetic measurements reveal similarities between post–Last Glacial Maximum and present-day mass loss from the Greenland ice sheet. Science Advances 2(9). Art. #e1600931. doi:

Khazendar, Ala, et al. 2016. Rapid submarine ice melting in the grounding zones of ice shelves in West Antarctica. Nature Communications 7. Art. #13243. doi:

Kienholz, C., et al. 2016. Geodetic mass balance of surge-type Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, 1980–2001–2010, including role of rockslide deposition and earthquake displacement. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 121(12): 2358-2380. doi:

Koenig, Lora S., et al. 2016. Annual Greenland accumulation rates (2009–2012) from airborne snow radar. Cryosphere 10: 1739–1752. doi:

Korsgaard, Niels J., et al. 2016. Digital elevation model and orthophotographs of Greenland based on aerial photographs from 1978–1987. Scientific Data 3. Art. #160032. doi:

Levinson, Joanna F., et al. 2016. The Impact of DEM Resolution on Relocating Radar Altimetry Data Over Ice Sheets. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 9(7): 3158-3163. doi:

MacGregor, Joseph A., et al. 2016. A synthesis of the basal thermal state of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 121(7): 1328-1350. doi:

Maritati, A., et al. 2016. The tectonic development and erosion of the Knox Subglacial Sedimentary Basin, East Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 43(20): 10,728–10,737. doi:

McMillan, Malcolm, et al. 2016. A high-resolution record of Greenland mass balance. Geophysical Research Letters 43(13): 7002-7010. doi:

Miège, Clément, et al. 2016. Spatial extent and temporal variability of Greenland firn aquifers detected by ground and airborne radars. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 121(12): 2381–2398. doi:

Muresan, Ioana S., et al. 2016. Modelled glacier dynamics over the last quarter of a century at Jakobshavn Isbræ. The Cryosphere 10(2): 597-611. doi:

Muto, Atsuhiro, et al. 2016. Subglacial bathymetry and sediment distribution beneath Pine Island Glacier ice shelf modeled using aerogravity and in situ geophysical data: New results. Earth and Planetary Letters 433: 63-75. doi:

Nilsson, Johan, et al. 2016. Improved retrieval of land ice topography from CryoSat-2 data and its impact for volume-change estimation of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere 10(6): 2953-2969. doi:

Petty, Alek A., et al. 2016. Characterizing Arctic sea ice topography using high-resolution IceBridge data. Cryosphere 10(3): 1161-1179. doi:

Pitcher, Lincoln, et al. 2016. CryoSheds: a GIS modeling framework for delineating land-ice watersheds for the Greenland Ice Sheet. GIScience & Remote Sensing 53(6): 707-722. doi: