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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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Rounce, D. R., Alton C. Byers, Byers, E. A., McKinney, D. C., 2017: Brief communication: Observations of a glacier outburst flood from Lhotse Glacier, Everest area, Nepal. The Cryosphere, 11: 443-449. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-443-2017

Cao, B., Gruber, S., Zhang, T., Li, L., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Zheng, L., Shao, W., Guo, H., 2017: Spatial variability of active layer thickness detected by ground-penetrating radar in the Qilian Mountains, western China. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, early online view. DOI: 10.1002/2016JF004018

Alia Lauren Khan, Dierssen, H., Schwarz, J. P., Schmitt, C., Chlus, A., Hermanson, M., Painter, T. H., Diane M. McKnight, 2017: Impacts of coal dust from an active mine on the spectral reflectance of Arctic surface snow in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Geophysical Research—Atmospheres, early online view. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025757

Abbott, B. W., et al., including, Jafarov, E. E., 2016: Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: An expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters, 11(3): article 034014. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034014

Chen, A., Parsekian, A. D., Schaefer, K., Jafarov, E., Panda, S., Liu, L., Zhang, T., Zebker, H., 2016: Ground-penetrating radar-derived measurements of active-layer thickness on the landscape scale with sparse calibration at Toolik and Happy Valley, Alaska. Geophysics, 81(2): H9-H19. DOI: 10.1190/GEO2015-0124.1

Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D. C., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Bailey, A., Cox, C. J., O'Neill, M. S., Schneider, D., Steffen, K., James W. C. White, 2016: Surface-atmosphere decoupling limits accumulation at Summit, Greenland. Science Advances, 2(4): article e1501704. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501704

Bugelmayer-Blaschek, M., Roche, D. M., Renssen, H., John T. Andrews, 2016: Internal ice-sheet variability as source for the multi-century and millennial-scale iceberg events during the Holocene? A model study. Quaternary Science Reviews, 138: 119-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.026

Solomina, O. N., Bradley, R. S., Jomelli, V., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Kaufman, D. S., Koch, J., Mckay, N. P., Masiokas, M., Gifford H. Miller, Nesje, A., Nicolussi, K., Owen, L. A., Putnam, A. E., Wanner, H., Wiles, G., Yang B., 2016: Glacier fluctuations during the past 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 149: 61-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.04.008

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