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Research Theme: Cryosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Cryosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

This research concerns anything to do with habitually frozen parts of the world: ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, frozen ground and permafrost, and snow cover.

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Smith, H. J., Foster, R. A., Diane M. McKnight, Lisle, J. T., Littmann, S., Kuypers, M. M. M., Foreman, C. M. 2017: Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments. Nature Geoscience, 10(5): 356-359. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2925

Tyler Jones, Cuffey, K. M., James W. C. White, Steig, E. J., Buizert, C., Markle, B. R., McConnell, J. R., Sigl, M. 2017: Water isotope diffusion in the WAIS Divide ice core during the Holocene and last glacial. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 122(1): 290-309. DOI: 10.1002/2016JF003938

Simon Pendleton, Briner, J. P., Kaufman, D. S., Zimmerman, S. R. 2017: Using cosmogenic Be-10 exposure dating and lichenometry to constrain Holocene glaciation in the central Brooks Range, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49(1): 115-132. DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0016-045

Schweinsberg, A. D., Briner, J. P., Gifford H. Miller, Bennike, O., Thomas, E. K. 2017: Local glaciation in West Greenland linked to North Atlantic Ocean circulation during the Holocene. Geology, 45(3): 195-198. DOI: 10.1130/G38114.1

Oliver Wigmore, Mark, B. 2017: Monitoring tropical debris covered glacier dynamics from high resolution unmanned aerial vehicle photogrammetry, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. The Cryosphere Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/tc-2017-31

Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Cao, B., Zhong, X., Su, H., Mu, C. 2017: Response of seasonal soil freeze depth to climate change across China. The Cryosphere, 11: 1059-1073. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017

Gilbert, A., Flowers, G. E., Gifford H. Miller, Refsnider, K. A., Young, N. E., Radic, V. 2017: The projected demise of Barnes Ice Cap: Evidence of an unusually warm 21st century Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(6): 2810-2816. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072394

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