Published Research

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O’Regan, M.  2011. Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography of the Central Arctic Ocean. IOP Conference Series. Earth and Environmental Science 14(012002). doi:

O’Regan, Matt. 2011. A Synthesis of the Long–Term Paleoclimatic Evolution of the Arctic. Oceanography 24(3): 66-80. doi:

Perovich, D. K., et al. 2011. Solart Partitioning in a Changing Arctic Sea–Ice Cover. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 192-196. doi:

Perryman, Wayne L., S. B. Reilly, R. A. Rowlett. 2011. Results of Surveys of Northbound Gray Whale Calves 2001–2010 and Examination of the Full Sevente Year Series of Estimates from the Piedras Blancas Light Station. : 11p.

Pezza, A., H. Rashid, and I. Simmonds. 2011. Climate Links and Recent Extremes in Antarctic Sea Ice, High–Latitude Cyclones, Southern Annular Mode and ENSO. Climate Dynamics: 17p. doi:

Porter, David F, J. J. Cassano, M. Serreze. 2011. Analysis of the Arctic Atmospheric Energy Budget in WRF: A Comparison with Reanalyses and Satellite Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 116(D22): 20p. D22108. doi:

Prabhu, A., P. N. Mahajan1, R. M. Khaladkar. 2011. Association of the Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Variability with the Geophysical Parameters over the Arctic Region. International Journal of Climatology. doi:

Qiu, Yubao, et al.  2011. Analysis of the Passive Microwave High-Frequency Signal in the Shallow Snow Retrieval. IGARRS 2011: 3863-3866. doi:

Rainville, L., C. M. Lee, R. A. Woodgate. 2011. Impact of Wind–Driven Mixing in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3): 136-145.

Rana, Pravin K., et al. 2011. Prediction of Sea Ice Edge in the Antarctic Using GVF Snake Model. Journal of the Geological Society of India 78(2): 99-108. doi:

Ribic, C. A., et al. 2011. Water Masses, Ocean Fronts, and the Structure of Antarctic Seabird Communities: Putting the Eastern Bellingshausen Sea in Perspective. Deep–Sea Research Part II – Topical Studies in Oceanography 58(13-16): 1695-1709. doi:

Schloss, Irene R., et al. 2011. Response of Phytoplankton Dynamics to 19–Year (1991–2009) Climate Trends in Potter Cove (Antarctica). Journal of Marine Systems 92(1): 53-66. doi:

Schlosser, E., et al.  2011. Interaction between Antarctic Sea Ice and Synoptic Activity in the Circumpolar Trough: Implications for Ice–Core Interpretation. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): p9-17. doi:

Schwegmann, S., et al. 2011. A Comparison of Satellite–Derived Sea–Ice Motion with Drifting–Buoy Data in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 103-110. doi:

Screen, J. A. 2011. Sudden Increase in Antarctic Sea Ice: Fact or Artifact?. Geophysical Research Letters 38(L13). L13702. doi:

Screen, J. A., I. Simmonds, and K. Keay. 2011. Dramatic Interannual Changes of Perennial Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Abnormal Summer Storm Activity. Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres 116(D15). Art. #D15105. doi:

Shi, Xiaogang, et al. 2011. The Role of Surface Energy Fluxes in Pan–Arctic Snow Cover Changes. Environmental Research Letters 6. Art. #035204. doi:

Shibata, H., et al. 2011. Interannual Changes in Sea–Ice Conditions on the Arctic Sea Route Obtained by Satellite Microwave Data. Annals of Glaciology 52(58): 237-247.

Shu, Qi, et al. 2011. Sea ice Trends in the Antarctic and their Relationship to Surface Air Temperature During 1979–2009. Climate Dynamics. doi:

Slagstad, D., I. H. Ellingsen, and P. Wassmann. 2011. Evaluating Primary and Secondary Production in an Arctic Ocean Void of Summer Sea Ice: An Experimental Simulation Approach. Progress in Oceanography 90(1-4): 117-131. doi:

Smedsrud, L. H., et al. 2011. Recent Wind Driven High Sea Ice Area Export in the Fram Strait Contributes to Arctic Sea Ice Decline. The Cryosphere 5: 821-829. doi:

Smith, W. O., et al. 2011. Surface Layer Variability in the Ross Sea, Antarctica as Assessed by In Situ Fluorescence Measurements. Progress in Oceanography 88(1-4): 28-45. doi:

Sneed, S. B., P. A. Mayewski, and D. Dixon.  2011. An Emerging Technique: Multi–Ice–Core Multi–Parameter Correlations with Antarctic Sea–Ice Extent. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 347-354. doi:

Song, Mirong, J. Liu, C. Wang. 2011. Spring Arctic Sea Ice as an Indicator of North American Summer Rainfall. International Journal of Climatology. doi:

Song, Y. Tony, F. Colberg. 2011. Deep Ocean Warming Assessed from Altimeters, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, in Situ Measurements, and a non–Boussinesq Ocean General Circulation Model. J. of Geophysical Research – Oceans 116(C2). C02020. doi:

Spreen, G., R. Kwok, D. Menemenlis. 2011. Trends in Arctic Sea Ice Drift and Role of Wind Forcing: 1992–2009. Geophysical Research Letters 38(19). L19501. doi:

Stammerjohn, S., et al. 2011. The Influence of Winds, Sea–Surface Temperature and Precipitation Anomalies on Antarctic Regional Sea–Ice Conditions during IPY 2007. Deep–Sea Research Part II – Topical Studies in Oceanography 58(9-10): 999-1018. doi:

Stevens, P., and P. Heil. 2011. The Interplay of Dynamic and Thermodynamic Processes in Driving the Ice–Edge Location in the Southern Ocean. Annals of Glaciology 52(57): 27-34. doi:

Stirling, I., et al.  2011. Polar Bear Population Status in the Northern Beaufort Sea, Canada, 1971–2006. Ecological Application 21(3): 859-876. doi:

Stroeve, J. C., et al. 2011. Sea Ice Response to an Extreme Negative Phase of the Arctic Oscillation during Winter 2009/2010. Geophysical Research Letters 38(L02502). doi:

Stroeve, Julienne C., et al.  2011. The Arctic's Rapidly Shrinking Sea Ice Cover: A Research Synthesis. Climatic Change. doi:

Strong, C, and G Magnusdottir. 2011. Dependence of NAO Variability on Coupling with Sea Ice. Climate Dynamics 36: 1681-1689. doi:

Svensson, Gunilla, J. Karlsson. 2011. On the Arctic Wintertime Climate in Global Climate Models. Journal of Climate 24: 5757-5771. doi:

Takala, Matias, et al. 2011. Estimating Northern Hemisphere Snow Water Equivalent for Climate Research through Assimilation of Space–Borne Radiometer Data and Ground–Based Measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(12): 3517-3529. doi:

Tamura, T., et al.  2011. Estimation of Surface Heat/Salt Fluxes Associated with Sea Ice Growth/Melt in the Southern Ocean. SOLA 7: 17-20. doi:

Tamura, Takeshi, K. I. Ohshima. 2011. Mapping of Sea Ice Production in the Arctic Coastal Polynyas. Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans 116(C07). Art. #C07030. doi:

Tangdamrongsub, Natthachet, C. Hwang, and Y.-C. Kao. 2011. Water Storage Loss in Central and South Asia from GRACE Satellite Gravity: Correlations with Climate Data. Natural Hazards 59(2): 749-769. doi:

Tedesco, M., et al. 2011. The Role of Albedo and Accumulation in the 2010 Melting Record in Greenland. Environmental Research Letters 6(014005). doi:

Temimi, M., et al.  2011. Sea–Ice Monitoring over the Caspian Sea using Geostationary Satellite Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(6): 1575-1593. doi:

Thums, M., C. J. A. Bradshaw, and M. A. Hindell. 2011. In Situ Measures of Foraging Success and Prey Encounter Reveal Marine Habitat–Dependent Search Strategies. Ecology 92(6): 1258-1270. doi:

Tivy, Adrienne, et al. 2011. Trends and Variability in Summer Sea Ice Cover in the Canadian Arctic Based on the Canadian Ice Service Digital Archive, 1960-2008 and 1968-2008. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 116(C03). C03007. doi:

Tortell, P.D., et al. 2011. Spatial Variability and Temporal Dynamics of Surface Water pCO2, ?O2/Ar and Dimethylsulfide in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research Part I – Oceanographic Research Paper 58(3): 241-259. doi:

Uotila, P., et al.  2011. Relationships Between Antarctic Cyclones and Surface Conditions as Derived from High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 116(D7). D07109. doi:

Von Biela, V. R., C. E. Zimmerman, L. L. Moulton. 2011. Long–term Increases in Young–of–the–Year Growth of Arctic Cisco Coregonus Autumnalis and Environmental Influences. Journal of Fish Biology 78(1): 36-59. doi:

Vuyovich, Carrie M., J. M. Jacobs. 2011. Snowpack and Runoff Generation Using AMSR–E Passive Microwave Observations in the Upper Helmand Watershed, Afghanistan. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(12): 3313-3321. doi:

Wang, Lei, J. Yu. 2011. Spatiotemporal Segmentation of Spaceborne Passive Microwave Data for Change Detection. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 8(5): :909-913. doi:

Wang, Lei. 2011. Deriving Spatially Varying Thresholds for Real–Time Snowmelt Detection from Space–Borne Passive Microwave Observations. Remote Sensing Letters 3(4): 305-313. doi:

Wang, Lei. 2011. Developing Spatially Varying Thresholds for Real–Time Snowmelt Detection from Space–Borne Passive Microwave Observations. Remote Sensing Letters 3(4): 305-313. doi:

Webb, A., B. Fox–Kemper.  2011. Wave Spectral Moments and Stokes Drift Estimation. Ocean Modeling 40(3-4): 273-288. doi:

Weller, R., et al. 2011. Continuous 25-yr Aerosol Records at Coastal Antarctica – I: Inter-Annual Variability of Ionic Compounds and Links to Climate Indices. Tellus Series B - Chemical and Physical Meteorology  63B: 19p. doi:

Willmes, S., C. Haas, and M. Nicolaus.  2011. High Radar-Backscatter Regions on Antarctic Sea-Ice and Their Relation to Sea-Ice and Snow Properties and Meteorological Conditions. International J. of Remote Sensing 32(14): 3967-3984. doi:

Willmes, S., et al. 2011. Spatio–Temporal Variability of Polynya Dynamics and Ice Production in the Laptev Sea between the Winters of 1979/80 and 2007/08. Polar Research 30(5971). doi:

Wilson, A.B., D.H. Bromwich, K.M. Hines.  2011. Evaluation of Polar WRF Forecasts on the Arctic System Reanalysis Domain. Part I. Surface and Upper Air Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research 116(D11112). doi:

Winton, Michael. 2011. Do Climate Models Underestimate the Sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Cover?. J. of Climate 24: 3924-3934. doi:

Wu, B. Y., J. Z. Su, and R. H. Zhang. 2011. Arctic Sea Ice, Siberian High, East Asian Climate, Frequent Cold Winter. Chinese Science Bulletin 56(30): 3220-3228. doi:

Yang, Y., et al. 2011. Sea Ice Concentration over the Antarctic Ocean from Satellite Pulse Altimetry. Science China – Earth Sciences 54(1): 113-118. doi:

Yu, Lejiang, et al.  2011. Interpretation of Recent Trends in Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 5. 53557. doi:

Zhang, Shenglei, J. Shi, Y. Dou. 2011. A Soil Moisture Assimilation Scheme Based on the Microwave Land Emissivity Model and the Community Land Model. International J. of Remote Sensing 33(9): 2770-2797. doi:

Zhang, Y., and Y. Guo. 2011. Variability of Atmospheric Freezing–Level Height and Its Impact on the Cryosphere in China. Annals of Glaciology 52(58): 81-88.

Zuo, Zhiyan, et al. 2011. Decadal Variability in Springtime Snow Over Eurasia: Relation with Circulation and Possible Influence on Springtime Rainfall Over China. International J. of Climatology. doi:

Zuo, Zhiyan, et al. 2011. Relationship Between Anomalies of Eurasian Snow and Southern China Rainfall in Winter. Environmental Research Letters 6: 6p. Art. #045402. doi:

Zuo, Zhiyan, R. Zhang, B. Wu. 2011. Inter–Decadal Variations of Springtime Rainfall Over Southern China Mainland for 1979–2004 and Its Relationship with Eurasian Snow. Chinese Science Bulletin. doi:


Aksenov, Y. et al. 2010. The North Atlantic Inflow to the Arctic Ocean: High–Resolution Model Study. Journal of Marine Systems  79(1-2): p 1-22.

Arthun, M. and C. Schrum. 2010. Ocean Surface Heat Flux Variability in the Barents Sea. Journal of Marine Systems 83(1-2): 88-98.

Ballard, G., et al. 2010. Responding to Climate Change: Adélie Penguins Confront Astronomical and Ocean Boundaries. Ecology 91(7): 2056-2069.

Barber, D.G., M.G. Asplin, Y. Gratton, J.V. Lukovich, R.J. Galley, R.L. Raddatz, and D. Leitch. 2010. The International Polar Year (IPY) Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study: Overview and the Physical System. Atmosphere-Ocean 48 (4): 225-243.

Bluhm, K. 2010. The Influence of Marine Phytoplankton on Iodine Speciation in the Tropical and Southern Atlantic Ocean. Dissertation. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Christian-Albrechts-Universiät zu Kiel.

Boé, J., A. Hall, and X. Qu. 2010. Sources of Spread in Simulations of Arctic Sea Ice Loss over the Twenty–First Century. Climatic Change  99(3): 637-645.

Brodeau, L., et al. 2010. An Era40–Based Atmospheric Forcing for Global Ocean Circulation Models. Ocean Modelling  31(3-4): 88-104.

Brown, R., C. Derksen, and L. Wang. 2010. A Multi–Data Set Analysis of Variability and Change in Arctic Spring Snow Cover Extent, 1967-2008. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(D16111). doi:

Brown, R.D., and D.A. Robinson. 2010. Northern Hemisphere Spring Snow Cover Variability and Change over 1922–2010 Including an Assessment of Uncertainty. The Cryosphere Discussions 4: 2483-2512.

Brucker, L., G. Picard, and M. Fily. 2010. Snow Grain-Size Profiles Deduced from Microwave Snow Emissivities in Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology  56(197): 514-526.

Cappelletti, A., P. Picco, and T. Peluso. 2010. Upper Ocean Layer Dynamics and Response to Atmospheric Forcing in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya, Antarctica. Antarctic Science  22(3): 319-329.

Clifford, D. 2010. Global Estimates of Snow Water Equivalent from Passive Microwave Instruments: History, Challenges and Future Developments. International Journal of Remote Sensing 31(14): 3707-3726. doi:

Comiso, Josefino. 2010. Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques. Polar Oceans from Space. New York, NY: Springer : 73-111.

Cronin, T. M., et al. 2010. Quaternary Sea–Ice History in the Arctic Ocean based on a New Ostracode Sea–Ice Proxy. Quaternary Science Reviews  29(25-26): 3415-3429.

Derksen, C., et al. 2010. Development of Tundra-Specific Snow Water Equivalent Retrieval Algorithm for Satellite Passive Microwave Data. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(8): 1699-1709. doi:

Divine, D.V., et al.  2010. Holocene Antarctic Climate Variability from Ice and Marine Sediment Cores: Insights on Ocean–Atmosphere Interaction. Quaternary Science Reviews  29(1-2): 303-312.

Eastman, R., and S. G. Warren. 2010. Arctic Cloud Changes from Surface and Satellite Observations. Journal of Climate 23(15): 4233-4242.

Eisenman, I.  2010. Geographic Muting of Changes in the Arctic Sea Ice Cover. Geophysical Research Letters  37(L16501). doi:

Farmer, C. J. Q., et al. 2010. Identification of Snow Cover Regimes Through Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Satellite Microwave Brightness Temperatures EASE-Grid. Remote Sensing of Environment Journal 04/20/2010 114: 199-210 .

Farmer, C. J. Q., et al. 2010. Identification of Snow Cover Regimes through Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Satellite Microwave Brightness Temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(1): 199-210. doi:

Fettweis, X., M. Tedesco, M. van den Broeke, and J. Ettema. 2010. Melting Trends over the Greenland Ice Sheet (1958-2009) from Spaceborne Microwave Data and Regional Climate Models. The Cryosphere Discussions 4(4): 2433-2473.

Flocco, D., D. L. Feltham, and A. Turner.  2010. Incorporation of a Physically Based Melt Pond Scheme into the Sea Ice Component of a Climate Model. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans  115(C08012). doi:

Forest, A., et al. 2010. Relationships between Primary Production and Vertical Particle Export at the Atlantic-Arctic Boundary (Fram Strait, HAUSGARTEN). Polar Biology  33(12): 1733-1746. doi:

Fratantoni, P. S., and M. S. McCartney. 2010. Freshwater Export from the Labrador Current to the North Atlantic Current at the Tail of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Deep-Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers  57(2): 258-283. doi:

Friedlaender, A. S., D. W. Johnston, and P. N. Halpin. 2010. Effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Sea Ice Breeding Habitats of Harp Seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) Across the North Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography  86(1-2): 261-266. doi:

Fuenty, I. G. 2010. State Estimation of the Labrador Sea with a Coupled Sea Ice-Ocean Adjoint Model. Dissertation: 277 p. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gedamke, J. and S.M. Robinson. 2010. Acoustic Survey for Marine Mammal Occurrence and Distribution Off East Antarctica (30-80° E) in January-February 2006. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography  57(9-10): 968-981.

Han, L., A. Tsunekawa, and M. Tsubo. 2010. Monitoring Near–Surface Soil Freeze–Thaw Cycles in Northern China and Mongolia from 1998 to 2007. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 12(5): 375-384.

Hobbs, W.R., and M.N. Raphael. 2010. The Pacific Zonal Asymmetry and its Influence on Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Variability. Antarctic Science 22(05): 559-571.

Hochheim, K.P., and D.G. Barber. 2010. Atmospheric Forcing of Sea Ice in Hudson Bay during the Fall Period, 1980–2005. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans  115(C05009). doi:

Holland, P. R., A. Jenkins, and D.M. Holland.  2010. Ice and Ocean Processes in the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans  115(C05020). doi:

Howell, S. E. L., C. Derksen, and A. Tivy. 2010. Development of a Water Clear of Sea Ice Detection Algorithm from Enhanced SeaWinds/QuikSCAT and AMSR-E Measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment  114(11): 2594-2609.

Hughes, Chris W., Andrew F. Thompson, and Chris Wilson. 2010. Identification of Jets and Mixing Barriers from Sea Level and Vorticity Measurements Using Simple Statistics. Ocean Modelling Journal  32: 44-57. doi:

Hunke, E. C. 2010. Thickness Sensitivities in the CICE Sea Ice Model. Ocean Modelling  34(3-4): 137-149. doi:

Hyatt, J. R.C. Beardsley, and W.B. Owens. 2010. Characterization of Sea Ice Cover, Motion and Dynamics in Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography  58(13-16): 1553-1568. doi:

Jackson, J.M., et al. 2010. Identification, Characterization, and Change of the Near-Surface Temperature Maximum in the Canada Basin, 1993–2008. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans  115(C05021). doi:

Jones, L.A., et al. 2010. Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing of Daily Land Surface Air Temperature Minima and Maxima from AMSR-E. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  3(1): 111-123. doi:

Kapsch, Marie-Luise, Hajo Eicken, and Martin Robards. 2010. Sea Ice Distribution and Ice Use by Indigenous Walrus Hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, edited by I. Krupnik, C. Aporta, S. Gearheard, G. J. J. Laidler and L. K. Kielsen Holm: Springer Netherlands.