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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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López-Moreno, J. I., Gascoin, S., Herrero, J., Sproles, E. A., Pons, M., Alonso-González, E., Hanich, L., Boudhar, A., Keith MusselmanNoah P. Molotch 2017: Different sensitivities of snowpacks to warming in Mediterranean climate mountain areas. Environmental Research Letters, 12(7): 074006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa70cb

Keith Musselman, Pomeroy, J. W. 2017: Estimation of needleleaf canopy and trunk temperatures and longwave contribution to melting snow. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18(2): 555-572. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0111.1

Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Luo, D., Cao, B., Su, H., Jin, H., Wu, Q. 2017: Spatiotemporal changes in active layer thickness under contemporary and projected climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Climate (early view). DOI: 10.1175/jcli-d-16-0721.1

Kociolek, J. P., Kopalová, K., Hamsher, S. E., Tyler Kohler, Van de Vijver, B., Convery, P., Diane M. McKnight 2017: Freshwater diatom biogeography and the genus Luticola: an extreme case of endemism in Antarctica. Polar Biology, 40(6): 1185-1196. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-017-2090-7

Andrew G. Fountain, Glenn, B., Basagic, IV, H. J. 2017: The geography of glaciers and perennial snowfields in the American West. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49(3): 391-410. DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0017-003

Sanderson, B. M., Xu, Y., Tebaldi, C., Wehner, M., O'Neill, B., Alexandra Jahn, Pendergrass, A. G., Lehner, F., Strand, W. G., Lin, L., Knutti, R., Lamarque, J. F. 2017: Community Climate Simulations to assess avoided impacts in 1.5 °C and 2 °C futures . Earth System Dynamics, 8: 827-847. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2017-42

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

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