Published Research

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Brunt, K. M., et al. 2013. Determination of Local Slope on the Greenland Ice Sheet Using a Multibeam Photon-Counting Lidar in Preparation for the ICESat-2 Mission. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 11(5): 935-939. doi:

Carr, J. R., A. Vieli, and C. Stokes. 2013. Influence of Sea Ice Decline, Atmospheric Warming, and Glacier Width on Marine-terminating Outlet Glacier Behavior in Northwest Greenland at Seasonal to Interannual Timescales. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(3): 1210-1226. doi:

Casey, J. Alec, et al. 2013. Comparison of In Situ and Airborne Measurements of Multiyear Sea Ice Thickness with Dual-Frequency, Polarimetric SAR Observations. 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): 224-227. doi:

Chandler, D. M., et al. 2013. Evolution of the Subglacial Drainage System Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet Revealed by Tracers. Nature Geoscience 6(3): 195-198. doi:

Cowton, Tom, et al. 2013. Evolution of Drainage System Morphology at a Land-terminating Greenlandic Outlet Glacier. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(1): 29-41. doi:

Darnell, K. N., et al. 2013. The Morphology of Supraglacial Lake Ogives. J. of Glaciology 59(215): 533-544. doi:

Depoorter, M. A., et al. 2013. Calving Fluxes and Basal Melt Rates of Antarctic Ice Shelves. Nature  502. doi:

Enderlin, Ellyn M. and Ian M. Howat. 2013. Submarine Melt Rate Estimates for Floating Termini of Greenland Outlet Glaciers (2000-2010). J. of Glaciology 59(213): 67-75. doi:

Forster, Richard R., et al. 2013. Extensive Liquid Meltwater Storage in Firn Within the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nature Geoscience 7(1): 95-98. doi:

Fretwell, P., et al. 2013. Bedmap2: Improved Ice Bed, Surface and Thickness Datasets for Antarctica. The Cryosphere 7(1): 375-393. doi:

Herzfeld, Ute C., et al. 2013. Bering Glacier Surge 2011: Analysis of Laser Altimeter Data. Annals of Glaciology 54(63): 158-170. doi:

Jezek, K., et al. 2013. Radar Mapping of Isunnguata Sermia, Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 59(218): 1135-1146. doi:

Johnson, Austin J., et al. 2013. Mass Balance in the Glacier Bay Area of Alaska, USA, and British Columbia, Canada, 1995-2011, Using Airborne Laser Altimetry. J. of Glaciology 59(216): 632-648. doi:

Khan, Shfaqat Abbas, et al. 2013. Recurring Dynamically Induced Thinning During 1985 to 2010 on Upernavik Isstrøm, West Greenland. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(1): 111-121. doi:

Kimura, Noriaki, et al. 2013. Influence of Winter Sea-Ice Motion on Summer Ice Cover in the Arctic. Polar Research 32(20193). doi:

Kjeldsen, Kristian K., et al. 2013. Improved Ice Loss Estimate of the Northwestern Greenland Ice sheet. J. of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 118(2): 698–708. doi:

Kurtz, N., J. Richter-Menge, S. Farrell, M. Studinger, J. Paden, J. Sonntag, and J. Yungel. 2013. IceBridge Airborne Survey Data Support Arctic Sea Ice Predictions. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94(4): 41-41. doi:

Kurtz, Nathan, et al. 2013. Sea Ice Thickness, Freeboard, and Snow Depth Products from Operation IceBridge Airborne Data. The Cryosphere 7: 1035-1056. doi:

Laxon, S.W., Giles, K. A., Ridout, A. L., Wingham, D. J., Willatt, R., Cullen, R., Kwok, R., Schweiger, A., Zhang, J., Haas, C., Hendricks, S., Krishfield, R., Kurtz, N., Farrell, S. L., Davidson, M. 2013. CryoSat Estimates of Arctic Sea Ice Volume. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40(4): 732-738. doi:

Levinson, J. F., I. M. Howat, and C. C. Tscherning. 2013. Improving Maps of Ice-Sheet Surface Elevation Change Using Combined Laser Altimeter and Stereoscopic Elevation Model Data. J. of Glaciology 59(215): 524-532. doi:

Maaß, N., et al. 2013. Snow Thickness Retrieval Over Thick Arctic Sea Ice using SMOS Satellite Data. The Cryosphere 7(6): 1971-1989. doi:

McAdoo, David, et al. 2013. Gravity Of The Arctic Ocean From Satellite Data With Validations Using Airborne Gravimetry: Oceanographic Implications. J. of Geophysical Research - Oceans 118(2): 917–930. doi:

Medley, B., et al. 2013. Airborne-Radar and Ice-Core Observations of Annual Snow Accumulation Over Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica Confirm the Spatiotemporal Variability of Global and Regional Atmospheric Models. Geophysical Research Letters 40(14): 3649-3654. doi:

Meierbachtol, T., J. Harper, and N. Humphrey. 2013. Basal Drainage System Response to Increasing Surface Melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Science  341(6147): 777-779. doi:

Miège, Clément, et al. 2013. Southeast Greenland High Accumulation Rates Derived From Firn Cores and Ground-Penetrating Radar. Annals of Glaciology 54(63): 322-332. doi:

Morlighem, M., E. Rignot, J. Mouginot, X. Wu, H. Seroussi, E. Larour and J. Paden. 2013. High-Resolution Bed Topography Mapping of Russell Glacier, Greenland, Inferred from Operation IceBridge Data. Journal of Glaciology 59(218). doi:

Muto, A., Sridhar Anandakrishnan, and Richard B. Alley. 2013. Subglacial Bathymetry and Sediment Layer Distribution Beneath the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, Modeled Using Aerogravity and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Data. Annals of Glaciology 54(64): 26-32. doi:

NEEM Community Members. 2013. Eemian Interglacial Reconstructed from a Greenland Folded Ice Core. Nature  493(7433): 489-494. doi:

Nielsen, Karina, et al. 2013. Vertical And Horizontal Surface Displacements Near Jakobshavn Isbræ Driven By Melt-Induced and Dynamic Ice Loss. J. of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 118(4): 1837-1844. doi:

Onana, V., N. Kurtz, S, Farrell, L. Koenig, M. Studinger, and J. Harbeck. 2013. A Sea-Ice Lead Detection Algorithm for Use with High-Resolution Airborne Visible Imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 51(1): 38-56. doi:

Palmer, Steven J., et al. 2013. Greenland Subglacial Lakes Detected by Radar. Geophysical Research Letters 40(23): 6154-6159. doi:

Parizek, B. R., et al. 2013. Dynamic (In)Stability of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(2): 638-655. doi:

Prost, Gary L. 2013. Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration. Boca Raton: CRC Press, xxvii.

Qi, W. and A. Braun. 2013. Accelerated Elevation Change of Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier Observed by ICESat and IceBridge. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 99: p 1-5.

Rennermalm, Asa K. 2013. Understanding Greenland Ice Sheet Hydrology Using an Integrated Multi-Scale Approach. Environmental Research Letters  8(1): 15017. doi:

Richter-Menge, Jacqueline A., and Sinead L. Farrell. 2013. Arctic Sea Ice Conditions in Spring 2009-2013 Prior to Melt. Geophysical Research Letters 40(22): 5888-5893. doi:

Rignot, E., et al. 2013. Low-frequency Radar Sounding of Temperate Ice Masses in Southern Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 40(20): 5399-5405. doi:

Rignot, E., et al. 2013. Ice-Shelf Melting Around Antarctica. Science  341(6143): 266-270. doi:

Schlegel, N-J., et al. 2013. Decadal-Scale Sensitivity of Northeast Greenland Ice Flow to Errors In Surface Mass Balance Using Issm. J. of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 118(2): 667-680. doi:

Sole, Andrew, et al. 2013. Winter Motion Mediates Dynamic Response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to Warmer Summers. Geophysical Research Letters 40(15): 3940-3944. doi:

Straneo, Fiammetta, et al. 2013. Challenges to Understanding the Dynamic Response of Greenland's Marine Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94(8): 1131-1144. doi:

Trussel, Barbara, et al. 2013. Rapid Thinning of Lake-Calving Yakutat Glacier and the Collapse of the Yakutat Icefield, Southeast Alaska, USA. J. of Glaciology 59(213): 149-161. doi:

Wang, Xianwei, et al. 2013. A Method to Automatically Determine Sea Level for Referencing Snow Freeboards and Computing Sea Ice Thicknesses from NASA IceBridge Airborne LIDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 131(0): 160-172. doi:


Allen, C., et al. 2012. Antarctic Ice Depthsounding Radar Instrumentation for the NASA DC-8. Aerospace and Electronics Magazine, IEEE 27(3): 20-Apr. doi:

Bingham, R. G., F. Ferraccioli, E. C. King, R. D. Larter, H. D. Pritchard, A. M. Smith, and D. G. Vaughan. 2012. Inland Thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Steered Along Subglacial Rifts. Nature  487(7408): 468-471. doi:

Burgess, E. W., R. R. Forster, C. F. Larsen, and M. Braun. 2012. The Cryosphere. 6(6): 1251-1262. doi:

Cochran, J. R., and R. E. Bell. 2012. Inversion of IceBridge gravity data for continental shelf bathymetry beneath the Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 58 (209): 540-552. doi:

Farrell, S. L., N. Kurtz, L. N. Connor, B. C. Elder, C. Leuschen, T. Markus, D. C. McAdoo, B. Panzer, J. Richter-Menge, and J. G. Sonntag. 2012. A First Assessment of IceBridge Snow and Ice Thickness Data Over Arctic Sea Ice. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50 (6): 2098-2111. doi:

Farrell, S. L., T. Markus, R. Kwok, and L. Connor. 2012. Laser Altimetry Sampling Strategies Over Sea Ice. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 69-76.

Gardner, A., G. Moholdt, A. Arendt, and B. Wouters. 2012. Accelerated Contributions of Canada's Baffin and Bylot Island Glaciers to Sea Level Rise Over the Past Half Century. The Cryosphere 6(5): 1103-1125. doi:

Gardner, J., J. Richter-Menge, S. Farrell, and J. Brozena. 2012. Coincident Multiscale Estimates of Arctic Sea Ice Thickness. Eos Trans. AGU 93(6). doi:

Howat, I. M., K. Jezek, M. Studinger, J. A. MacGregor, J. Paden, D. Floricioiu, R. Russell, M. Linkswiler, and R. T. Dominguez. 2012. Rift in Antarctic Glacier: A Unique Chance to Study Ice Shelf Retreat. Eos Trans. AGU 93(8). doi:

Jezek, K. C. 2012. Surface Elevation and Velocity Changes on the South Central Greenland Ice Sheet: 1980-2011 - Data Summary. Byrd Polar Research Center Technical Report No. 2012-01. (PDF File,

Jezek, K. C. 2012. Surface Elevation and Velocity Changes on the South Central Greenland Ice Sheet: 1980-2011. Journal of Glaciology 58(212): 1201-1211. doi:

Jezek, K. C. 2012. Cryosphere: Spaceborne and Airborne Measurements/Monitoring. in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology edited by R. A. Meyers, 280-298, Springer Science+Business Media.

Jezek, K. C., and M. Studinger. 2012. NASA Operation IceBridge. in International Innovation 20-23, Research Media Ltd.: 20-23.

Joughin, I., B. E. Smith, I. M. Howat, D. Floricioiu, R. B. Alley, M. Truffer, and M. Fahnestock. 2012. Seasonal to Decadal Scale Variations in the Surface Velocity of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland: Observation and Model-Based Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 117(F02030). doi:

Kerekes, J., A. Goodenough, S. Brown, J. Zhang, B. Csatho, A. Schenk, S. Nagarajan, and R. Wheelwright. 2012. First Principles Modeling for Lidar Sensing of Complex Ice Surfaces. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), IEEE International, 22-27 July 2012: 3241-3244. doi:

Kjær, K. H., S. A. Khan, N. J. Korsgaard, J. Wahr, J. L. Bamber, R. Hurkmans, M. van den Broeke, L. H. Timm, K. K. Kjeldsen, A. A. Bjørk, N. K. Larsen, L. T. Jørgensen, A. Færch-Jensen, and E. Willerslev. 2012. Aerial Photographs Reveal Late-20th-Century Dynamic Ice Loss in Northwestern Greenland. Science  337(6094): 569-573. doi:

Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, S. S. Manizade, and W. B. Krabill. 2012. Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard from IceBridge Acquisitions in 2009: Estimates and Comparisons with ICESat. Journal of Geophysical Research 117(C02018). doi:

Larour, E., M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, J. Schiermeier, and E. Rignot. 2012. Ice Flow Sensitivity to Geothermal Heat Flux of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 117(F4): F04023. doi:

Li, J., J. Paden,R. Hale, C. Leuschen, F. Rodriguez-Morales, D. Gomez-Garcia, and P. Gogineni. 2012. High-Altitude Radar Measurements of Ice Thickness Over the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets as a Part of Operation IceBridge. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(12). doi:

Lindsay, R. W., et al. 2012. Seasonal forecasts of Arctic sea ice initialized with observations of ice thickness. Geophysical Research Letters 39(21). Art. #L21502. doi:

Lindsay, R., C. Haas, S. Hendricks, P. Hunkeler, N. Kurtz, J. Paden, B. Panzer, J. Sonntag, J. Yungel, and J. Zhang. 2012. Seasonal Forecasts of Arctic Sea Ice Initialized with Observations of Ice Thickness. Geophysical Research Letters 39(21): L21502. doi:

Liu, Lin, John Wahr, Ian Howat, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Ian Joughin, and Masato Furuya. 2012. Constraining Ice Mass Loss from Jakobshavn Isbrae (Greenland) Using InSAR-measured Crustal Uplift. Geophysical Journal International 188(3): 994-1006. doi:

Mankoff, K., S. Jacobs, S. Tulaczyk, and S. Stammerjohn. 2012. The Role of Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf Basal Channels in Deep-Water Upwelling, Polynyas and Ocean Circulation in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 53 (60): 123-128. doi:

Martin, C. F., W. B. Krabill, S. S. Manizade, R. L. Russell, J. G. Sonntag, R. N. Swift, and J. K. Yungel. 2012. Airborne Topographic Mapper Calibration Procedures and Accuracy Assessment. NASA Technical Reports 20120008479(NASA/TM-2012-215891, GSFC.TM.5893.2012). (PDF File,

Nielsen, Karina, Shfaqat Abbas Khan, Niels J. Korsgaard, Kurt H. Kjær, John Wahr, Michael Bevis, Leigh A. Stearns, and Lars H. Timm.  2012. Crustal Uplift Due to Ice Mass Variability on Upernavik Isstrøm, West Greenland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 353-354 (0): 182-189. doi:

Schodlok, M., D. Menemenlis, E. Rignot, and M. Studinger. 2012. Sensitivity of the Ice Shelf Ocean System to the Sub-Ice Shelf Cavity Shape Measured by NASA IceBridge in Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 53(60): 156-162. doi:

Shepherd, A., et al. 2012. A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance. Science  338(6111): 1183-1189. doi:

Stranne, Christian and Göran Björk. 2012. On the Arctic Ocean Ice Thickness Response to Changes in the External Forcing. Climate Dynamics 39 (12): 3007-3018.

Wright, A. P., D. A. Young, J. L. Roberts, D. M. Schroeder, J. L. Bamber, J. A. Dowdeswell, N. W. Young, A. M. Le Brocq, R. C. Warner, A. J. Payne, D. D. Blankenship, T. D. van Ommen, and M. J. Siegert. 2012. Evidence of a Hydrological Connection Between the Ice Divide and Ice Sheet Margin in the Aurora Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 117: F01033. doi:

Yang, M. Y. M., S. A. Vay, A. Stohl, Y. Choi, G. S. Diskin, G. W. Sachse, and D. R. Blake. 2012. Chemical Composition of Tropospheric Air Masses Encountered During High Altitude Flights (>11.5 km) During the 2009 Fall Operation Ice Bridge Field Campaign,. J. Geophys. Res. 117(D17): D17306. doi:


Herzfeld, U. C., B. F. Wallin, C. J. Leuschen, and J. Plummer. 2011. An Algorithm for Generalizing Topography to Grids While Preserving Subscale Morphologic Characteristics-Creating a Glacier Bed DEM for Jakobshavn Trough as Low-Resolution Input for Dynamic Ice-Sheet Models. Comput. Geosci. 37(11): 1793-1801. doi:

Kurtz, N. T., S. L. Farrell. 2011. Large-Scale Surveys of Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice from Operation Icebridge. Geophysical Research Letters 38 (L20): L20505. doi:

Kwok, R., B. Panzer, C. Leuschen, S. Pang, T. Markus, B. Holt, and S. Gogineni. 2011. Airborne Surveys of Snow Depth over Arctic Sea Ice. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 116 (C11): C11018. doi:

Larour, E., H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and E. Rignot. 2011. Continental Scale, High Order, High Spatial Resolution, Ice Sheet Modeling Using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM). Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 117: F01022. doi:

Larour, E., J. Schiermeier, E. Rignot, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and J. Paden. 2011. Sensitivity Analysis of Pine Island Glacier Ice flow using ISSM and DAKOTA. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 117: F02009. doi:

Morlighem, M., E. Rignot, H. Seroussi, E. Larour, H. Ben Dhia, and D. Aubry. 2011. A Mass Conservation Approach for Mapping Glacier Ice Thickness. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L19503. doi:

Rott, H., F. Müller, T. Nagler, and D. Floricioiu. 2011. The Imbalance of Glaciers After Disintegration of Larsen-B Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere 5(1): 125-134. doi:

Scambos, T. A., E. Berthier, and C. A. Shuman. 2011. The Triggering of Subglacial Lake Drainage During Rapid Glacier Drawdown: Crane Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula. Annals of Glaciology 52 (59): 74-82.

Shuman, C. A., E. Berthier, and T. A. Scambos. 2011. 2001–2009 Elevation and Mass Losses in the Larsen A and B Embayments, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology 57 (204): 737-754.

Thomas, R., E. Frederick, J. Li, W. Krabill, S. Manizade, J. Paden, J. Sonntag, R. Swift, and J. Yungel. 2011. Accelerating Ice Loss from the Fastest Greenland and Antarctic Glaciers. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L10502. doi:

Tinto, K. J., and R. E. Bell. 2011. Progressive Unpinning of Thwaites Glacier from Newly Identified Offshore Ridge: Constraints from Aerogravity. Geophysical Research Letters 38 (L20): L20503. doi:

Young, D. A., A. P. Wright, J. L. Roberts, R. C. Warner, N. W. Young, J. S. Greenbaum, D. M. Schroeder, J. W. Holt, D. E. Sugden, D. D. Blankenship, T. D. van Ommen, and M. J. Siegert. 2011. A Dynamic Early East Antarctic Ice Sheet Suggested by Ice-Covered Fjord Landscapes. Nature  474 (7349): 72-75. doi:


Koenig, L., S. Martin, M. Studinger, and J. Sonntag. 2010. Polar Airborne Observations Fill Gap in Satellite Data. Eos Trans. AGU 91(38). doi:

Studinger, M., L. Koenig, S. Martin, and J. Sonntag. 2010. Operation Icebridge: Using Instrumented Aircraft to Bridge the Observational Gap between Icesat and Icesat-2. IGARSS 2010: 1918-1919.