Published Research

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Kern, S., L. Kaleschke, and G. Spreen. 2010. Climatology of the Nordic (Irminger, Greenland, Barents, Kara and White/Pechora) Seas Ice Cover based on 85 GHz Satellite Microwave Radiometry: 1992-2008. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography  62(4): 411-434.

Kiko, R. 2010. Acquisition of Freeze Protection in a Sea-Ice Crustacean through Horizontal Gene Transfer?. Polar Biology  33(4): 543-556.

Kitidis, Vassilis, Robert C. Upstill-Goddard, and Leif G.Anderson. 2010. Methane and Nitrous Oxide in Surface Water Along the North–West Passage, Arctic Ocean. Marine Chemistry 121(1-4): 80-86.

Kohn, J., and A. Royer. 2010. AMSR–E Data Inversion for Soil Temperature Estimation under Snow Cover. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(12): 2951-2961. doi:

Koldunov, Nikolay V., Detlef Stammer, and Jochem Marotzke. 2010. Detlef Stammer, and Jochem Marotzke. 2010. Present-Day Arctic Sea Ice Variability in the Coupled ECHAM5/MPI-OM Model. Journal of Climate  23(10): 2520-2543.

Kouraev, Alexei, and Jean–Francois Cretaux. 2010. Ice Conditions from Historical and Satellite Observations. The Aral Sea Environment, edited by A. G. Kostianoy and A. N. Kosarev: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

Kwok, R., and G. F. Cunningham. 2010. Contribution of Melt in the Beaufort Sea to the Decline in Arctic Multiyear Sea Ice Coverage: 1993-2009. Geophysical Research Letters  37(L20501). doi:

La Mesa, M., et al. 2010. Influence of Environmental Conditions on Spatial Distribution and Abundance of Early Life Stages of Antarctic Silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum (Nototheniidae), in the Ross Sea. Antarctic Science  22: 243-254.

Laidre, K., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2010. Life in the Lead: Extreme Densities of Narwhals Monodon monoceros in the Offshore Pack Ice. Marine Ecology - Progress Series  423: 269-278. doi:

Langlois, A., A. Royer, and K. Goita. 2010. Analysis of Simulated and Spaceborne Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures Using In Situ Measurements of Snow and Vegetation Properties. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36: S135-S148.

Le Traon, P. Y., et al. 2010. Data Assembly and Processing for Operational Oceanography: 10 Years of Achievements. Oceanography Conference paper 22(3) : 56-69.

Lenn, Y., et al. 2010. Intermittent Intense Turbulent Mixing under Ice in the Laptev Sea Continental Shelf. Journal of Physical Oceanography  41(3): 531-547. doi:

Li, C., D.S. Battisti, and C. Bitz. 2010. Can North Atlantic Sea Ice Anomalies Account for Dansgaard–Oeschger Climate Signals?. Journal of Climate  23(20): 5457-5475. doi:

Luckman, A, L Padman, and D Jansen. 2010. Persistent Iceberg Groundings in the Western Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Remote Sensing of Environment  114(2): 385-391.

Maass, N., and L. Kaleschke. 2010. Improving Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration Algorithms for Coastal Areas: Applications to the Baltic Sea. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography  62(4): 393-410. doi:

Massom, Robert A., and Sharon E. Stammerjohn. 2010. Antarctic Sea Ice Change and Variability - Physical and Ecological Implications. Polar Science  4 (2): 149-186.

Montes-Hugo, Martin, et al. 2010. Seasonal Forcing of Summer Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Chlorophyll a on the Western Shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(C03024). doi:

Moreau, S., et al. 2010. Variability of the Microbial Community in the Western Antarctic Peninsula from Late Fall to Spring during a Low Ice Cover Year. Polar Biology  33(12): 1599-1614. doi:

Ortega-Retuerta, E., et al. 2010. Observations of Chromophoric Dissolved and Detrital Organic Matter Distribution using Remote Sensing in the Southern Ocean: Validation, Dynamics and Regulation. Journal of Marine Systems 82(4): 295-303.

Oza, S., et al. 2010. Recent Trends of Arctic and Antarctic Summer Sea-Ice Cover Observed from Space-Borne Scatterometer. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 38(4): 611-616. doi:

Oza, S.R., N.K. Vyas, and A. Sarkar. 2010. Climate Change Studies of the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Ice using Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing. National Natural Resources Management System Bulletin B35: 96-101.

Papa, F., C. Prigent, F. Aires, C. Jimenez, W.B. Rossow, and E. Matthews. 2010. Interannual Variability of Surface Water Extent at the Global Scale, 1993-2004. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(D12111).

Park, Jisoo, et al. 2010. Variability of SeaWiFs Chlorophyll-A in the Southwest Atlantic Sector of the Southern Ocean: Strong Topographic Effects and Weak Seasonality. Deep-Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers Journal 57: 604-620.

Pavelsky, Tamlin, et al. 2010. Atmospheric Inversion Strength over Polar Oceans in Winter Regulated by Sea Ice. Climate Dynamics 36(5-6_: 945-955.

Peings, Y. and H. Douville. 2010. Influence of the Eurasian Snow Cover on the Indian Summer Monsoon Variability in Observed Climatologies and CMIP3 Simulations. Historical Soviet Daily Snow Depth Version II (HSDSD-II). Climate Dynamics Journal 34(5): 643-660. doi: 05/17/2010 05/17/2010.

Peron, C., et al. 2010. Seasonal Variation in Oceanographic Habitat and Behaviour of White-Chinned Petrels Procellaria Aequinoctialis from Kerguelen Island. Marine Ecology - Progress Series 416: 267-284. doi:

Perrette, M., A. Yool, G. D. Quartly, and E. E. Popova. 2010. Near-Ubiquity of Ice-Edge Blooms in the Arctic. Biogeosciences Discussion 7(6): 8123-8142.

Petoukhov, Vladimir and Vladimir A. Semenov. 2010. A Link Between Reduced Barents-Kara Sea Ice and Cold Winter Extremes over Northern Continents. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(D21111). doi:

Pinkerton, Matt H., et al. 2010. Spatial and Seasonal Distribution of Adult Oithona Similis in the Southern Ocean: Predictions using Boosted Regression Trees. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 57(4): 469-485.

Postlethwaite, C.F., et al. 2010. The Effect of Tides on Dense Water Formation in Arctic Shelf Seas. Ocean Science Discussions 7(5): 1669-1701.

Ready, J., et al. 2010. Predicting the Distributions of Marine Organisms at the Global Scale. Ecological Modelling 221(3): 467-478.

Renganathan, V. 2010. Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard Heights from Satellite Altimetry. Dissertation, Geomatics Engineering. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Rodehacke, Christian B., et al. 2010. Temporal Variations and Ttrends of CFC11 and CFC12 Surface-Water Saturations in Antarctic Marginal Seas: Results of a Regional Ocean Circulation Model. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 57(2): 175-198.

Royer, A., and S. Poirier. 2010. Surface Temperature Spatial and Temporal Variations in North America from Homogenized Satellite SMMR–SSM/I Microwave Measurements and Reanalysis for 1979–2008. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 115(D08110). doi:

Royer, Alain and Stéphane Poirier. 2010. Surface Temperature Spatial and Temporal Variations in North America from Homogenized Satellite SMMR-SSM/I Microwave Measurements and Reanalysis for 1979–2008. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres Journal 115: 24p.

Saha, Suranjana, et al. 2010. The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91(8): 1015-1057.

Schroeder, R., et al. 2010. Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing of North Eurasian Inundation Dynamics: Development of Coarse–Resolution Products and Comparison with High–Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar Data. Environmental Research Letters 5(015003). doi:

Schwarz, Jill N., et al. 2010. Biophysical Coupling in Remotely-Sensed Wind Stress, Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Ice and Chlorophyll Concentrations in the South Indian Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography CD-ROM 57: 701-722.

Scott, J. B. T., and G. J. Marshall. 2010. A Step-Change in the Date of Sea-Ice Breakup in Western Hudson Bay. Arctic  63(2): 155-164.

Shiklomanov, A., et al. 2010. Interactions Between Land Cover/Use Change and Hydrology. Eurasian Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate. Springer–Verlag: 137-176.

Souma, Kazuyoshi and Yuquing Wang. 2010. A Comparison Between the Effects of Snow Albedo and Infiltration of Melting Water of Eurasian Snow on East Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall. J. of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres Journal 115(D2). D02115. doi:

Sun, H., G. Zhou. 2010. An Arctic Sea Ice Simulation Using an Ocean-Ice Coupled Model. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters 3(4).

Tedesco, M., and P.S. Narvekar. 2010. Assessment of the ANSA AMSR–E SWE Product. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 3(1): 141-159. doi:

Terwisscha van Scheltinga, A.D., P.G. Myers, and J.D. Pietrzak. 2010. A Finite Element Sea Ice Model of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Ocean Dynamics 60(6): 1539-1558.

Tittensor, D.P., et al. 2010. Seamounts as Refugia from Ocean Acidification for Cold–Water Stony Corals. Marine Ecology 31(9): 2419-2428. doi:

Tong, J. J., S. J. Dery, P. L. Jackson, and C. Derksen. 2010. Testing Snow Water Equivalent Retrieval Algorithms for Passive Microwave Remote Sensing in an Alpine Watershed of Western Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36: S74-S86.

Tong, J., S.J. Dery, P.L. Jackson, C. Derksen. 2010. Snow Distribution from SSM/I and Its Relationships to the Hydroclimatology of the Mackenzie River Basin, Canada. Advances in Water Resources 33(6): 667-677.

Tong, J.J., et al.  2010. Snow Distribution from SSM/I and its Relationship to the Hydroclimatology of the Mackenzie River Basin, Canada. Advances in Water Resources 33(6): 667-677. doi:

Tschudi, M., et al. 2010. Tracking the Movement and Changing Surface Characteristics of Arctic Sea Ice. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote 3(4, pt. 1): 536-540.

Turner, A.G., and J.M. Slingo. 2010. Using Idealized Snow Forcing to Test Teleconnections with the Indian Summer Monsoon in the Hadley Centre GCM. Climate Dynamics : p 1-19.

Vachon, F., K. Goita, D. De Seve, and A. Royer. 2010. Inversion of a Snow Emission Model Calibrated With In Situ Data for Snow Water Equivalent Monitoring. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 48(1): 59-71.

Vasilkov, A. P., et al. 2010. What do Satellite Backscatter Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrometers See over Snow and Ice? A Study of Clouds and Ozone Using the A-Train. EASE-Grid Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions Journal 3: 237-268.

Viviroli, D., et al. 2010. Climate Change and Mountain Water Resources: Overview and Recommendations for Research, Management and Politics. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 7(3): 2829-2895.

Wang, X., et al. 2010. Late Autumn to Spring Changes in the Inorganic and Organic Carbon Dissolved in the Water Column at Scholaert Channel, West Antarctica. Antarctic Science 22(02): 145-156.

Wang, X., J.R. Key, and Y. Liu.  2010. A Thermodynamic Model for Estimating Sea and Lake Ice Thickness with Optical Satellite Data. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(C12035). doi:

Weiss, J. 2010. Towards an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean? . Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL). doi:

Wendler, G., M. Shulski, and B. Moore. 2010. Changes in the Climate of the Alaskan North Slope and the Ice Concentration of the Adjacent Beaufort Sea. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 99(1): 67-74.

Willmes, S., et al. 2010. Cross-Validation of Polynya Monitoring Methods from Multisensor Satellite and Airborne Data: A Case Study for the Laptev Sea. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36(suppl 1).

Woehler, Eric J., et al. 2010. Seabird Assemblages Observed During the BROKE-West Survey of the Antarctic Coastline (301E–801E), January–March2006. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography Journal 57: 982-991.

Wu, R., et al. 2010. An Interdecadal Change in Southern China Summer Rainfall around 1992/93. Journal of Climate 23(9): 2389-2403. doi:

Yang, X., et al. 2010. Snow-Sourced Bromine and its Implications for Polar Tropospheric Ozone. Atmos. Chem. Phys 10(16): 7763-7773.


Alexandrov, Vitaly Yu, et al. 2009. Studies of Sea-Ice Motion in the Laptev Sea with the Use of Satellite Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Conference paper 4: 2013-2015.

Ambrose Jr, W.G., P.R. Renaud, S.K.J. Cochrane, G. Denisenko, and J. Skardhamar. 2009. Polychaete Diversity Patterns on Two Arctic Shelves: Impacts of Ice and Primary Production?. Zoosymposia  2: 457-485.

Asplin, M.G., J.V. Lukovich, and D.G. Barber. 2009. Atmospheric Forcing of the Beaufort Sea Ice Gyre: Surface Pressure Climatology and Sea Ice Motion. Journal of Geophysical Research 114(C1): C00A06.

Barrett, D. J., and L. J.Renzullo. 2009. On the Efficacy of Combining Thermal and Microwave Satellite Data as Observational Constraints for Root-Zone Soil Moisture Estimation AMSR-E. EASE-grid. J. of Hydrometeorology Journal 10(5): 1109-1127.

Bauerfeind, E., et al. 2009. Particle Sedimentation Patterns in the Eastern Fram Strait during 2000-2005: Results from the Arctic Long-Term Observatory HAUSGARTEN. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 56(9): 1471-1487.

Bhattacharya, I., et al. 2009. Surface Melt Area Variability of the Greenland Ice Sheet: 1979-2008. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L20502). doi:

Black, Brian (topic ed.) 2009. Climate Change and Sea Ice. ICESat Encyclopedia of Earth Website. . doi: Accessed 06 February 2009.

Bromwich, D.H., K.M. Hines, and L.S. Bai. 2009. Development and Testing of Polar Weather Research and Forecasting Model: 2. Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research 114(D08122). doi:

Che, T., X. Li, and R. Jin. 2009. Monitoring the Frozen Duration of Qinghai Lake using Satellite Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Low Frequency Data. Chinese Science Bulletin 54(13): 2294-2299.

Cochrane, S.K.J., et al. 2009. Benthic Macrofauna and Productivity Regimes in the Barents Sea--Ecological Implications in a Changing Arctic. Journal of Sea Research 61(4): 222-233.

Danabasoglu, Gokhan, Synte Peacock, Keith Lindsay, and Daisuke Tsumune. 2009. Sensitivity of CFC-11 Uptake to Physical Initial Conditions and Interannually Varying Surface Forcing in a Global Ocean Model. Ocean Modelling 29(1): 58-65.

Derksen, Chris, Matthew Sturm, Glen E. Liston, Jon Holmgren, Henry Huntington, Arvids Silis, and Daniel Solie. 2009. Northwest Territories and Nunavut Snow Characteristics from a Subarctic Traverse: Implications for Passive Microwave Remote Sensing. Journal of Hydrometerology 10: 448-463.

Dethloff, K., et al. 2009. Polar Climate Modelling: Regional Feedbacks and Global Link -- an IPY Approach. Polarforschung  78(1-2): 29-51.

DF Dickins Associates, LLC. 2009. Mapping Sea Ice Overflood Using Remote Sensing: Smith Bay to Camden Bay. Final Report. Photographic Image Report: 127p ill.

Dmitrenko, Igor A., et al. 2009. Barents Sea Upstream Events Impact the Properties of Atlantic Water inflow into the Arctic Ocean: Evidence from 2005 to 2006 Downstream Observations. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 56(4): 513-527.

Dmitrenko, Igor A., et al. 2009. Sea-Ice Production over the Laptev Sea Shelf Inferred from Historical Summer-to-Winter Hydrographic Observations of 1960s-1990s. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L13605). doi:

Dodd, Paul A., et al. 2009. Sources and Fate of Freshwater Exported in the East Greenland Current. Geophysical Research Letters  36(L19608). doi:

Dorn, W., K. Dethloff, and A. Rinke. 2009. Improved Simulation of Feedbacks between Atmosphere and Sea Ice over the Arctic Ocean in a Coupled Regional Climate Model. Ocean Modelling 29(2): 103-114.

Durner, G. M., et al. 2009. Predicting 21st-Century Polar Bear Habitat Distribution from Global Climate Models. Ecological Monographs 79(1): 25-58.

Eicken, H., A. L. Lovecraft, and M. L. Druckenmiller. 2009. Sea-Ice System Services: A Framework to Help Identify and Meet Information Needs Relevant for Arctic Observign Networks. Arctic  62(2): 119-136.

Essery, R., et al. 2009. An Evaluation of Forest Snow Process Simulations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 90(8): 1120-1135.

Farmer, C. J. Q., T. A. Nelson, M. A. Wulder, and C. Derksen. 2009. Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Snow Cover in Western Canada. Canadian Geographer/Le Geographe canadien 53(4): 473-487.

Flanner, M.G., C.S. Zender, P.G. Hess, N.M. Mahowald, T.H. Painter, V. Ramanathan, and P.J. Rasch. 2009. Springtime Warming and Reduced Snow Cover from Carbonaceous Particles. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 9(7): 2481-2497.

Flanner, Mark G., Michael Barlage, Karen M. Shell. 2009. Effects of Cryospheric Changes on Earth's Solar Energy Budget. Poster 4. doi:

Foster, J. L., D. K. Hall, R. E. J. Kelly, and L. Chiu. 2009. Seasonal Snow Extent and Snow Mass in South America using SMMR and SSM/I Passive Microwave Data (1979-2006). Remote Sensing of Environment 113(2): 291-305.

Fraile, I., M. Schulz, S. Mulitza, U. Merkel, M. Prange, and A. Paul. 2009. Modeling the Seasonal Distribution of Planktonic Foraminifera during the Last Glacial Maximum. Paleoceanography  24(2). PA2216.

Frei, A. 2009. 2009. A New Generation of Satellite Snow Observations for Large Scale Earth System Studies. Geography Compass 3 (3): 879-902.

Gan, T. Y., O. Kalinga, and P. Singh. 2009. Comparison of Snow Water Equivalent Retrieved from SSM/I Passive Microwave Data using Artificial Neural Network, Projection Pursuit and Nonlinear Regressions. Remote Sensing of Environment 113(5): 919-927.

Griffies, S.M., et al. 2009. Coordinated Ocean-Ice Reference Experiments (COREs). Ocean Modelling 26(1-2): p1-46.

Haine, T.W.N., S. Zhang, G.W.K. Moore, and I.A. Renfrew. 2009. On the Impact of High-Resolution, High-Frequency Meteorological Forcing on Denmark Strait Ocean Circulation. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 135(645): 2067-2085.

Hanesiak, John, et al. 2009. Storm Studies in the Arctic (STAR). Report.

Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., et al. 2009. The Effect of Sea-Ice Loss on Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in West Greenland. Polar Research 29(2): 198-208. doi:

Hughes, N. 2009. Sea Ice Type Classification from Multichannel Passive Microwave Datasets. Paper read at Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009, 12-17 July 2009.

Jin, R., and X. Li. 2009. Improving the Estimation of Hydrothermal State Variables in the Active Layer of Frozen Ground by Assimilating in Situ Observations and SSM/I Data. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 52(11): 1732-1745.

Jin, Rui, Xin Li, and Tao Che. 2009. A Decision Tree Algorithm for Surface Soil Freeze/Thaw Classification over China Using SSM/I Brightness Temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment Journal 113: 2651-2660.

Kern, S. 2009. Wintertime Antarctic Coastal Polynya Area: 1992-2008. Geophysical Research Letters 36 (L14501).

Khan, V.M., and L. Holko. 2009. Snow Cover Characteristics in the Aral Sea Basin from Different Data Sources and their Relation with River Runoff. Journal of Marine Systems 76(3): 254-262.

Koulis, T., M.E. Thompson, and E. LeDrew. 2009. A Spatio-Temporal Model for Antarctic Sea Ice Formation. Environmetrics  20(1): 68-85.

Kouraev, A.V., A.G. Kostianoy, and S.A. Lebedev. 2009. Ice Cover and Sea Level of the Aral Sea from Satellite Altimetry and Radiometry (1992-2006). Journal of Marine Systems 76(3): 272-286.