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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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Orsi, A. J., Kawamura, K., Masson-Delmotte, V., Fettweis, X., Box, J. E., Dahl-Jensen, D., Gary Clow, Landais, A., Severinghaus, J. P. 2017: The recent warming trend in North Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(12): 6235-6243. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072212

Wang, Q., Jin, H., Zhang, T., Cao, B., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Xiao, X., Guo, H., Mu, C., Li, L. 2017: Hydro-thermal processes and thermal offsets of peat soils in the active layer in an alpine permafrost region, NE Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 156: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.07.011

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

Wang, Q., Zhang, T., Jin, H., Cao, B., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Li, L., Guo, H., Liu, J., Cao, L. 2017: Observational study on the active layer freeze–thaw cycle in the upper reaches of the Heihe River of the north-eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Quaternary International, 440: 13-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.08.027

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

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