Published Research

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Murase, Hiroto, et al. 2013. Spatial Distribution Of Antarctic Minke Whales (Balaenoptera Bonaerensis) in Relation to Spatial Distributions of Krill in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Fisheries Oceanography  22(3): 154-173. 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,

Naud, Catherine M., et al. 2013. Multiple Satellite Observations of Cloud Cover in Extratropical Cyclones. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  118(17): 9982-9996. doi:

Niederdrenk, Anne Laura. 2013. The Arctic Hydrologic Cycle and Its Variability in a Regional Coupled Climate Model. . Hamburg: Max-Planck-Inst. für Meteorologie.

Nielson, M. R. and Henrik Meilby. 2013. Quotas on Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) Hunting in East Greenland: Trends in Narwhal Killed per Hunter and Potential Impacts of Regulations on Inuit Communities. Human Ecology  41(2): 187-203. doi:

Nishino, Shigeto, et al.  2013. Shoaling of the Nutricline with an Increase in Near-Freezing Temperature Water in the Makarov Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  118(2): 635-649. doi:

Ohshima, Kay I., et al.  2013. Antarctic Bottom Water Production by Intense Sea-Ice Formation in the Cape Darnley Polynya. Nature Geoscience  6: 235-240. doi:

Ojima, Motoha, et al. 2013. Distribution Patterns of Micro- And Meso-Zooplankton Communities In Sea Ice Regions of Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica. Polar Biology  36(9): 1293-1304. doi:

Papa, Fabrice, et al. 2013. Surface Freshwater Storage and Variability in the Amazon Basin from Multi-Satellite Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(21): 11,951-11,965. doi:

Parkinson, Claire and Josefino Comiso. 2013. On the 2012 Record Low Arctic Sea Ice Cover: Combined Impact Of Preconditioning and an August Storm. Geophysical Research Letters  40(7): 1356-1361. doi:

Parmentier, Frans-Jan W., et al. 2013. The Impact of Lower Sea-Ice Extent on Arctic Greenhouse-Gas Exchange. Nature Climate Change 3: 195–202. doi:

Pasqui, Massimiliano, et al. 2013. Dust Emission in Northern China: Atmospheric Emission-Dispersion Modelling of a Major Dust Event. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(12): 1354-1368. doi:

Pavlova, Olga, Vladimir Pavlov, and Sebastian Gerland. 2013. The Impact Of Winds and Sea Surface Temperatures on the Barents Sea Ice Extent, a Statistical Approach. Journal of Marine Systems  130: 248-255. doi:

Peings, Y., et al. 2013. How Stationary is the Relationship Between Siberian Snow and Arctic Oscillation over the 20th Century?. Geophysical Research Letters 40: 183–188. doi:

Peng, Ge and Walter N. Meier. 2013. Characterization of a Satellite-Based Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record. 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): 232-235. doi:

Petrenko, Dmitri, Dmitry Pozdnyakovac, and Johnny Johannessenc. 2013. Satellite-Derived Multi-Year Trend in Primary Production in the Arctic Ocean. International Journal of Remote Sensing  34(11): 3903-3937.

Petty, Alek A., Daniel L. Feltham, and Paul R. Holland. 2013. Impact of Atmospheric Forcing on Antarctic Continental Shelf Water Masses. Journal of Physical Oceanograph 43(15): 920-940. doi:

Platonov, N. G., I. N. Mordvintsev, and I. V. Alpatsky. 2013. Estimate of Relationship Between State of Subarctic Vegetation and Climatic Parameters. Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics  49(9): 1019-1028. doi:

Polvani, Lorenzo M. and Karen L. Smith. 2013. Can Natural Variability Explain Observed Antarctic Sea Ice Trends? New Modeling Evidence from CMIP5. Geophysical Research Letters 40(12): 3195-3199. doi:

Popova, E. E., et al. 2013. Role of Advection in Arctic Ocean Lower Trophic Dynamics: A modeling perspective. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  118(3): 1571-1586. doi:

Porter, Stacy Elizabeth. 2013. Assessing Whether Climate Variability in the Pacific Basin Influences the Climate over the North Atlantic and Greenland and Modulates Sea Ice Extent. . Ph. D., Ohio State University.

Riihelä, Aku, Terhikki Manninen,  and Vesa Laine. 2013. Observed Changes in the Albedo of the Arctic Sea-Ice Zone for the Period 1982-2009. Nature Climate Change  3(10): 895-898. doi:

Rogers, T. S. , et al. 2013. Future Arctic Marine Access: Analysis and Evaluation of Observations, Models, and Projections of Sea Ice. The Cryosphere  7: 321-332. doi:

Rusciano, Emanuela, et al. 2013. Evidence of Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Ocean Coupling in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya (Ross Sea -- Antarctica). Continental Shelf Research  61-62: 112-124. doi:

Scholz, Patrick, et al.  2013. Evaluation of a Finite-Element Sea-Ice Ocean Model (FESOM) Set-Up to Study the Interannual to Decadal Variability in the Deep-Water Formation Rates. Ocean Dynamics : p 1-24. doi:

Schwegmann, Sandra, et al. 2013. Summer Sea Ice Concentration Changes in the Weddell Sea and Their Causes. IN: Earth System Science: Bridging the Gaps Between Disciplines edited by Gerrit Lohmann, et al. Heidelberg ; New York : Springer: 42-45.

Semmens, K. A. and J. M. Ramage. 2013. Recent Changes in Spring Snowmelt Timing in the Yukon River Basin Detected by Passive Microwave Satellite Data. The Cryosphere 7(3): 905-916. doi:

Shi, Xiaogang, et al. 2013. Relationships between Recent Pan-Arctic Snow Cover and Hydroclimate Trends. Journal of Climate 26(6): 2048-2064. doi:

Shibata, Hiroki, et al. 2013. Sea-Ice Coverage Variability on the Northern Sea Routes, 1980-2011. Annals of Glaciology  54(62): 139-148. doi:

Simpkins, G. R., Laura M. Ciasto, and Matthew H. England. 2013. Observed Variations in Multidecadal Antarctic Sea Ice Trends During 1979-2012. Geophysical Research Letters  40(14): 3643-3648. doi:

Singh, K. K., et al. 2013. Estimation Of Snow Surface Temperature for NW Himalayan Regions Using Passive Microwave Satellite Data. Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics  42(1): 27-33.

Singh, K. K., et al. 2013. 3-Decadal Changes in Sea Ice Melting and Freezing Pattern in Antarctica Using SSM/I Data. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing  41(4): 947-956. doi:

Smedsrud, Lars H., et al.  2013. The Role of the Barents Sea in the Arctic Climate System. Reviews of Geophysics  51(3): 415-449. doi:

Spolaor, A., et al.  2013. Sea Ice Dynamics Influence Halogen Deposition to Svalbard. The Cryosphere  7(5): 1645-1658. doi:

Suprenand, Paul Mark.  2013. Investigations for Utilizing Pteropods as Bioindicators of Environmental Change Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. . Ph. D., University of South Florida.

Taylor, Marc H., Martin Losch, and Astrid Bracher. 2013. On the Drivers of Phytoplankton Blooms in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone: A Modeling Approach. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  118(1): 63-75. doi:

Tedesco, M., et al. 2013. Evidence and Analysis Of 2012 Greenland Records from Spaceborne Observations, a Regional Climate Model and Reanalysis Data. The Cryosphere  7(2): 615-630. doi:

Tietsche, S. , et al. 2013. Assimilation of Sea-Ice Concentration in a Global Climate Model - Physical And Statistical Aspects. Ocean Science 9: 19-36. doi:

Timmermann, Ralph and Hartmut H. Hellmer. 2013. Southern Ocean Warming and Increased Ice Shelf Basal Melting in the Twenty-First and Twenty-Second Centuries Based on Coupled Ice-Ocean Finite-Element Modelling. Ocean Dynamics  63(9-10): 1011-1026. doi:

Trambauer, P., et al. 2013. Comparison of Different Evaporation Estimates over the African Continent. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 193-212. doi:

Tsamados, M., D. L. Feltham, and A. V. Wilchinsky. 2013. Impact of a New Anisotropic Rheology on Simulations of Arctic Sea Ice. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans 118(1): 91-107. doi:

Turner, John, et al. 2013. Temporal and Spatial Evolution of the Antarctic Sea Ice Prior to the September 2012 Record Maximum Extent. Geophysical Research Letters  40(22): 5894-5898. doi:

Turner, John, et al.  2013. The Impact of Changes in Sea Ice Advance on the Large Winter Warming on the Western Antarctic Peninsula. International Journal of Climatology  33(4): 852-861. doi:

Unger-Shayesteh, Katy, et al. 2013. What Do We Know About Past Changes in the Water Cycle of Central Asian Headwaters? A review. Global and Planetary Change  110, part A:  4-25. doi:

Van der Schrier, G., et al. 2013.  A scPDSI-Based Global Data Set of Dry and Wet Spells for 1901-2009. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 118(10): 4025-4048. doi:

Vander Jagt, Benjamin J., et al. 2013. The Effect of Spatial Variability on the Sensitivity of Passive Microwave Measurements to Snow Water Equivalent. Remote Sensing of Environment 136(9): 163-179. doi:

Veal, Karen L., et al. 2013. A Time Series of Mean Global Skin SST Anomaly Using Data from ATSR-2 and AATSR. Remote Sensing of Environment  135: 64-76. doi:

Walker, Catherine Colello. 2013. Fracture of Antarctic Ice Shelves and Implications for the Icy Satellites of the Outer Solar System. . Ph. D., University of Michigan.

Wang, L., et al. 2013. Recent Changes in Pan-Arctic Melt Onset from Satellite Passive Microwave Measurements. Geophysical Research Letters 40(3): 522-528. doi:

Wang, Ninghua, Trent W. Biggs, and André Skupin 2013. Visualizing Gridded Time Series Data with Self Organizing Maps: An Application to Multi-Year Snow Dynamics in the Northern Hemisphere. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 39: 107-120. doi:

Wang, Wanqiu, Mingyue Chen, and Arun Kumar.  2013. Seasonal Prediction of Arctic Sea Ice Extent from a Coupled Dynamical Forecast System. Monthly Weather Review  141(4): 1375-1394. doi:

Wang, X. , et al. 2013. Trends and Low Frequency Variability of Extra-Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Ensemble of Twentieth Century Reanalysis. Climate Dynamics 40(11-12): 2775-2800. doi:

Wood, Kevin R., et al.  2013. Is There a "New Normal" Climate in the Beaufort Sea?. Polar Research  32: Art. #19552. doi:

Wu, Renguang, Ping Zhao, and Ge Liu. 2013. Change in the Contribution of Spring Snow Cover and Remote Oceans to Summer Air Temperature Anomaly over Northeast China Around 1990. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  118(2): 663-676. doi:

Xi, Li, et al.  2013. Frost Flower Aerosol Effects on Arctic Wintertime Longwave Cloud Radiative Forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  118(23): 13,282-13,291. doi:

Xu, Shiming, et al. 2013. Simulation of Sea Ice in FGOALS-G2: Climatology and Late 20th Century Changes. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences  30(3): 658-673. doi:

Yan, T., et al. 2013. On the Inverse Relationship between North American Snow Extent and North Atlantic Hurricane Activity. International Journal of Climatology 33(4): 992-1000. doi:

Zahorowski, W., et al.  2013. Constraining Annual and Seasonal Radon-222 Flux Density from the Southern Ocean Using Radon-222 Concentrations in the Boundary Layer at Cape Grim. Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology  65: 19622. doi:

Zhang, Jinlun, et al. 2013. The Impact of an Intense Summer Cyclone on 2012 Arctic Sea Ice Retreat. Geophysical Research Letters 40(4): 720-726. doi:

Zhang, R., B. Wu, J. Han, and Z. Zuo. 2013. Effects on Summer Monsoon and Rainfall Change Over China Due to Eurasian Snow Cover and Ocean Thermal Conditions, Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks. Prof. Bharat Raj Singh (Ed.). ISBN:978-953-51-0934-1. InTech. doi:

Zunz, V., H. Goosse, and F. Massonnet.  2013. How Does Internal Variability Influence the Ability of CMIP5 Models to Reproduce the Recent Trend in Southern Ocean Sea Ice Extent?. The Cryosphere  7(2): 451-468. doi:


Anderson, Mark A., Jessica L. Busse, and Sheldon D. Drobot. 2012. A Comparison Between SSM/I Passive Microwave Melt Onset Dates and Satellite–Derived Albedo Melt Onset Dates in the Arctic. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(2): 517-533. doi:

Arthun, M., et al. 2012. Quantifying the Influence of Atlantic Heat on Barents Sea Ice Variability and Retreat. Journal of Climate 25(13): 4736-4743. doi:

Beckers, Benoit and Pierre Beckers. 2012. A General Rule for Disk and Hemisphere Partition into Equal-Area Cells. Computational Geometry  45(7): 275-283. doi:

Brodzik, M. J., B. Billingsley, T. Haran, B. Raup, M. H. Savoie. 2012. EASE-Grid 2.0: Incremental but Significant Improvements for Earth–Gridded Data Sets. ISPRS International Journal of Geo–Information  1(1): 32-45. doi:

Brown, Zachary W., and Kevin A. Arrigo. 2012. Contrasting Trends in Sea Ice and Primary Production in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69(7): 1180-1193. doi:

Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, N. DiGirolamo, and A. Ivanoff. 2012. Intersensor Calibration Between F13 SSMI and F17 SSMIS for Global Sea Ice Data Records. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(2): 233-236. doi:

Dash. Mihir K., et al. 2012. Variability in the ENSO–Induced Southern Hemispheric Circulation and Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. International Journal of Climatology. doi:

Dellâ Aquila A, et al. 2012. Effects of Seasonal Cycle Fluctuations in an A1B Scenario over the Euro–Mediterranean Region. Climate Research 52: 135-157. doi:

Derksen, C., P. Toose, J. Lemmetyinen, J. Pulliainen, A. Langlois, N. Rutter, and M. C. Fuller. 2012. Evaluation of Passive Microwave Brightness Temperature Simulations and Snow Water Equivalent Retrievals through a Winter Season. Remote Sensing of Environment 117: 236-248. doi:

Dupont, Florent, et al. 2012. Monitoring the Melt Season Length of the Barnes Ice Cap Over the 1979–2010 Period Using Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Data. Hydrological processes 26(17): 2643-2652. doi:

Dutra, E., P. Viterbo, P. M. A. Miranda, and G. Balsamo. 2012. Complexity of Snow Schemes in a Climate Model and Its Impact on Surface Energy and Hydrology. Journal of Hydrometeorology 13(2): 521-538. doi:

Forcada, Jaume. 2012. Responses of Antarctic Pack–Ice Seals to Environmental Change and Increasing Krill Fishing. Biological Conservation 149(1): 40-50. doi:

Garnier, Anne, et al. 2012. Retrieval of Cloud Properties Using CALIPSO Imaging Infrared Radiometer. Part 1: Effective Emissivity and Optical Depth. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 51: 1407-1425. doi:

Ghatak, Debjani, et al. 2012. Simulated Siberian Snow Cover Response to Observed Arctic Sea Ice Loss, 1979–2008. J. of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 117(D23): D23108. doi:

Girard-Ardhuin, F., and R Ezraty. 2012. Enhanced Arctic Sea Ice Drift Estimation Merging Radiometer and Scatterometer Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(7): 2639-2648. doi:

Han, L. J., A. Tsunekawa, and M. Tsubo. 2012. Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Springtime Near–Surface Thaw at Midlatitudes. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(3): 427-432. doi:

Hanna, Edward. 2012. Recent Observations of Antarctic Sea–Ice. Weather 54(3): 71-87. doi:

Hayasaki, Masamitsu and Ryuichi Kawamura. 2012. Cyclone Activities in Heavy Rainfall Episodes in Japan during Spring Season. SOLA 8: 45-48. doi:

Humphries, Grant R. W., et al. 2012. Spatial of Sea Surface Dimethylsulfide Concentrations in the High Arctic. Biogeochemistry 15p. doi:

Hutchings, J. K., and I. G. Rigor. 2012. Role of Ice Dynamics in Anomalous Ice Conditions in the Beaufort Sea during 2006 and 2007. Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans 117: 14p. doi:

Ivanov, Vladimir V., et al. 2012. Tracing Atlantic Water Signature in the Arctic Sea Ice Cover East of Svalbard. Advances in Meteorology2012: 11p. doi:

Jenouvrier, S., et al. 2012. Analysis of Coupled Demographic and Climate Models. Global Change Biology 18(9): 2756-2770. doi:

Johnston, David W., et al. 2012. The Effects of Climate Change on Harp Seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus). Plos ONE  7(1). doi:

Joiner, J., A. P. Vasilkov, P. Gupta, P. K. Bhartia, P. Veefkind, M. Sneep, J. de Haan, I. Polonsky, and R. Spurr. 2012. Fast Simulators for Satellite Cloud Optical Centroid Pressure Retrievals; Evaluation of OMI Cloud Retrievals. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5(3): 529-545. doi:

Jones, Miranda C., et al. 2012. Modeling Commercial Fish Distributions: Prediction and Assessment Using Different Approaches. Ecological Modeling 225: 133-145. doi:

Kang, D. H., and A. P. Barros. 2012. Observing System Simulation of Snow Microwave Emissions Over Data Sparse Regions–Part II: Multilayer Physics. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1806-1820. doi:

Kang, D. H., and A. P. Barros. 2012. Observing System Simulation of Snow Microwave Emissions Over Data Sparse Regions–Part I: Single Layer Physics. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50(5): 1785-1805. doi:

Kim, Youngwook, et al. 2012. Satellite Detection of Increasing Northern Hemisphere Non–Frozen Seasons from 1979-2008: Implications for Regional Vegetation Growth. Remote Sensing of Environmnet 121: 472-487. doi:

Kirtman, Ben, et al. 2012. Impact of Ocean Model Resolution on CCSM Climate Simulations. Climate Dynamics 39(6): 1303-1328. doi:

Koenigk, Torben, et al. 2012. Arctic Climate Change in 21st Century CMIP5 Simulations with EC–Earth. Climate Dynamics: 25 p. doi:

Köhn, Jacqueline, A. Royer. 2012. Microwave Brightness Temperature as an Indicator of Near–Surface Air Temperature Over Snow in Canadian Northern Regions. International J. of Remote Sensing 33(4): 1126-1138. doi:

Kuzin, V., et al. 2012. Certain Results of Numerical Simulation of Processes in the Arctic Ocean. Izvestiya Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics 48(1): 102-119. doi:

Laidre, Kristin, et al. 2012. Unusual Narwhal Sea Ice Entrapments and Delayed Autumn Freeze–Up Trends. Polar Biology 35(1): 149-154. doi:

Lakhankar, Tarendra, et al. 2012. Analysis of the Effects of Snowpack on Satellite Microwave Brightness Temperature and Emissivity Data. Journal of Geophysics and Remote Sensing 1: 101. doi:

Lee, Hyung-Chul, et al. 2012. Impact of Climate Warming on Upper Layer of the Bering Sea. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Lynch, Heather J., et al.  2012. Spatially Integrated Assessment Reveals Widespread Changes in Penguin Populations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Ecology 93(6): 1367-1377. doi:

Macias-Fauria, Marc, et al. 2012. Eurasian Arctic Greening Reveals Teleconnections and the Potential for Structurally Novel Ecosystems. Nature Climate Change 2: 613-618. doi:

Majumdar, T. J., and S. Bhattacharya. 2012. Wintertime Mapping and Monitoring of Sea Ice Temperatures Surrounding Antarctica using SSM/I Data. Journal of the Indian Geophysical Union 16(3): 97-106.

Maksimovich, Elena, and Timo Vihma. 2012. The Effect of Surface Heat Fluxes on Interannual Variability in the Spring onset of Snow Melt in the Central Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans 117: 19 p. doi: