Ignatius Rigor

Selected Publications

  • Nghiem, S.V., I.G. Rigor, Pl Clemente-Colón, G. Newmann, and P.P. Li, Geophysical constraints on the Antarctic sea ice cover, Remote Sens. Environ., 181, 281-292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.005, 2016.

  • Doherty, S., M. Steele, I. Rigor, and S. G. Warren, Interannual variations of light-absorbing particles in snow on Arctic sea ice, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD024018, 2015

  • Nghiem, S. V., I.G. Rigor, A. Richter, J.P. Burrows , P.B. Shepson, J. Bottenheim, D.G. Barber, A. Steffen, J. Latonas, F. Wang, G. Stern, P. Clemente-Colón S. Martin, D.K. Hall, P. Tackett, G. Neumann, and M.G. Asplin, Arctic Sea Ice Reduction and Tropospheric Chemical Anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2012.

  • Morison, J., R. Kwok, C. Peralta-Ferriz, M. Alkire, I. Rigor, R. Andersen, and M. Steele, Changing Arctic Ocean Freshwater Pathways Measured With ICESat and GRACE, Nature, 481, 66-70, DOI: 10.1038/nature10705, 2012

  • Nghiem, S.V., I.G. Rigor, A. Richter, J.P. Burrows, P.B Shepson, J. Bottenheim, D.G. Barber, A. Steffen, J. Latonas, F. Wang, G. Stern, P. Clemente-Colon S. Martin, D.K. Hall, P. Tackett, G. Neumann, and M.G. Asplin, Arctic Sea Ice Reduction and Tropospheric Chemical Anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2012

  • Nghiem, S. V., I.G. Rigor, A. Richter, J.P. Burrows , P.B. Shepson, J. Bottenheim, D.G. Barber, A. Steffen, J. Latonas, F. Wang, G. Stern, P. Clemente-Colón S. Martin, D.K. Hall, P. Tackett, G. Neumann, and M.G. Asplin, Field and satellite observations of the formation and distribution of Arctic atmospheric bromine above a rejuvenated sea ice cover, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D00S05, doi:10.1029/2011JD016268, 2012.

  • Hutchings, J., and I. Rigor, Role of ice dynamics in anomalous ice conditions in the Beaufort Sea during 2006 and 2007, J. Geophys. Res, v. 117, C00E04, 14, doi:10.1029/2011JC007182, 2012.

  • Nghiem, S.V., P. Clemente-Colón, I.G. Rigor, D.K. Hall, G. Neumann, Seafloor control on sea ice. Deep- Sea Res. II (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.dsr2.2012.04.004, in press, 2012.

  • Zhang, J., R. Lindsay, A. Schweiger, and I. Rigor, 2012: Recent changes in the dynamic properties of declining Arctic sea ice: A model study. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, 20, doi:10.1029/2012GL053545.

  • Stroeve, J. C., J. Maslanik, M. C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier, and C. Fowler, Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02502, doi:10.1029/2010GL045662, 2011.

  • Stroeve, J.C., J. Maslanik, M.C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier, and C. Fowler, Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02502, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045662, 2011

  • Darby, D.A., W.B. Myers, M. Jakobsson, and I. Rigor, Modern dirty sea ice characteristics and sources: The role of anchor ice, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09008, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006675, 2011

  • Alkire, M.B., K.K. Falkner, J. Morison, R.W. Collier, C.K.Guay, R.A. Desiderio, I.G. Rigor, M. McPhee (2010). Sensor-based profiles of the NO parameter in the central Arctic and southern Canada Basin: new insights regarding the cold halocline, Deep-Sea Research I 57: 1432-1443, 2010.

  • deSteur, L., M. Steele, J. Morison, I. G. Rigor, C. M. Lee, and E. Hansen, Recent changes in Arctic Ocean freshwater distribution, J. Climate, in review, 2010.

  • Kwok, R., G.F. Cunningham, M. Wensnahan, I. Rigor, H.J. Zwally, and D. Yi,’ Thinning and volume loss of the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover: 2003-2008′, J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi:10.1029/2009JC005312, 2009.

  • Nghiem, S.V., I.G. Rigor, P. Clemente-Colón, D. K. Perovich, and G. Neumann, New record reduction of Arctic perennial sea ice in winter 2008, Jet Propul. Lab. Doc. D-44233, Pasadena, Calif., 2008.

  • Haas, C., A. Pfaffling, S. Hendriks, L. Rabenstein, J.-L. Etienne, and I. Rigor, Reduced ice thickness in Arctic Transpolar Drift favors rapid ice retreat, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L17501, doi:10.1029/2008GL034457, 2008.

  • Ogi, M; Rigor, IG; McPhee, MG; Wallace, JM, “Summer retreat of Arctic sea ice: Role of summer winds”, Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 35, 10.1029/2008GL03567, 2008.

  • Alkire, M. B., K. K. Falkner, I. Rigor, M. Steele, and J. H. Morison, “The return of Pacific waters to the upper layers of the central Arctic Ocean”, Deep-Sea Res. Part I, 54, 1509–1529, 2007.
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I, Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC – Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. (Rigor, I.G. is a Contributing Author).

  • Sasaki, Y.N. Y. Katagiri, S. Minobe, and I.G. Rigor, Autumn atmospheric preconditioning for interannual variability of wintertime sea-ice in the Okhotsk Sea, J. Oceanography, v. 63, n. 2, pp. 255-265, 2007.

  • Nghiem, S.V., I.G.Rigor, D.K. Perovich, P. Clemente-Colón, J. Richter-Menge, J. W. Weatherly, and G. Neumann, Rapid reduction of Arctic perennial sea ice, Geophys. Res. Lett., iv. 24, L19504, doi:10.1029/2007GL031128, 2007.

  • Alkire, M.B., K.K. Falkner, I. Rigor, M. Steele, J. Morison (2007). The return of Pacific waters to the upper layers of the central Arctic Ocean, Deep-Sea Research I 54: 1509-1529.

  • Richter-Menge, J.A., and many other including I.G. Rigor, State of the Arctic. FY 2005 NOAA Annual Report: The State of the Ocean and the Ocean Observing System For Climate, ed. Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA Office of Climate Observation, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. USA, 2006.

  • Serreze, M.C. and I.G. Rigor,’ The cryosphere and climate change: perspectives on the Arctic’s shrinking sea ice cover’, Glacier Science and Environmental Change, ed. P. Knight, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, 2006.

  • Richter-Menge, J.A., D.K. Perovich, B.C. Elder, K. Claffey, I.Rigor, M. Ortmeyer, “Ice Mass Balance Buoys: A tool for measuring and attributing changes in the thickness of Arctic sea ice cover“, Annals of Glaciology, V.44, 2006.

  • Richter-Menge, J., J. Overland, A. Proshutinsky, V. Romanovsky, L. Bengtsson, L. Brigham, M. Dyurgerov, J.C. Gascard, S. Gerland, R. Graversen, C. Haas, M. Karcher, P. Kuhry, J. Maslanik, H. Melling, W. Maslowski, J. Morison, D. Perovich, R. Przybylak, V. Rachold, I.G. Rigor, A. Shiklomanov, J. Stroeve, D. Walker, and J. Walsh,’ State of the Arctic‘, NOAA OAR Special Report, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA, 36 pp, 2006.

  • Rigor, I.G., and Jackie Richter-Menge, Sea Ice Extent and Thickness. FY 2004 NOAA Annual Report: The State of the Ocean and the Ocean Observing System For Climate, ed. Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA Office of Climate Observation, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. USA, pp. 67-74, 2005.

  • Rigor, I.G., Interdecadal Variations in Arctic Sea Ice, Ph. D. Dissertation, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, pp. 100, 2005.

  • Rigor, I.G., and Jackie Richter-Menge,’ Sea Ice Extent and Thickness. FY 2004 NOAA Annual Report: The State of the Ocean and the Ocean Observing System For Climate’, ed. Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA Office of Climate Observation, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. USA, pp. 67-74, 2005.

  • Rigor, I.G., J. Richter-Menge, C. Lee,’ Arctic Sea Ice and Ocean Observations’, Arctic Research of the United States, v. 19, 2005.

  • Eicken, H., R. Gradinger, A. Graves, A. Mahoney, I. Rigor, and H. Melling,’ Sediment transport by sea ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas: Increasing importance due to changing ice conditions?’, Deep Sea Research, 2005.

  • Steele, M., J. Morison, W. Ermold, I. Rigor, M. Ortmeyer and K. Shimada, “Circulation of summer Pacific halocline water in the Arctic Ocean“, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C02027, 10.1029/2003JC002009, 2004.

  • Rigor, I.G.,’ Sea ice’, Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Routledge, New York, 2004.

  • Rigor, I.G.,’ Laptev Sea’, Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Routledge, New York, 2004.

  • Rigor, I.G.,’ Arctic meteorological stations’, Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Routledge, New York, 2004.

  • Rigor, I.G., and J.M. Wallace,’ Variations in the age of Arctic sea-ice and summer sea-ice extent’, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L09401, 10.1029/2004GL019492, 2004.

  • Pfirman, S., W.F. Haxby, R. Colony, and I. Rigor,’ Variability in Arctic Sea Ice Drift’, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 31, doi :10.1029 /2004GL020063, 2004.

  • Rigor, I.G. and J.M. Wallace, Variations in the Age of Sea Ice and Summer Sea Ice Extent, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL019492, 2004.

  • Bacon, S., G. Reverdin, I.G. Rigor, and H.M. Snaith, “A freshwater jet on the east Greenland shelf“, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JC000935, 2002.

  • Rigor, I.G., J.M. Wallace, and R.L. Colony, Response of Sea Ice to the Arctic Oscillation, J. Climate, v. 15, no. 18, pp. 2648 – 2668, 2002.

  • Rigor, I.G., R.L. Colony, and S. Martin, Variations in Surface Air Temperature in the Arctic from 1979- 1997, J. Climate, v. 13, no. 5, pp. 896 – 914, 2000.

  • Warren, S.G., I.G. Rigor, N. Untersteiner, V. F. Radionov, N. N. Bryazgin, Y. I. Aleksandrov, and R. Colony, Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice, J. Climate, v. 12, no. 6, pp. 1814–1829, 1999.

  • Jones, P.D., M. New, D.E. Parker, S. Martin, and I.G. Rigor , Surface air temperature and its changes over the past 150 years, Rev. Geophys. Vol. 37 , No. 2 , p. 173 – 200, 1999.

  • Landa, E., E. Reimnitz, D. Beals, J. Pochkowski, and I.G. Rigor, Transport of 137Cs and 239,240Pu by Ice Rafted Debris in the Arctic Ocean, Arctic, v. 51, no. 1, pp. 27-39, 1998.

  • Pfirman, S.L., R. Colony, D. Nurnberg, H. Eicken, and I.G. Rigor, Reconstructing the Origin and Trajectory of Drifting Arctic Sea Ice, J. Geophys. Res., vol. 102 no.6 pp. 12575-12586, 1997.

  • Pfirman, S.L, J.W. K_geler, and I.G. Rigor, Potential Shortcuts for Transport of Contaminants from the Kara Sea, Sci.Total Environ., vol. 202, pp. 111-122, 1997.

  • Rigor, I.G., and R. Colony, Sea Ice Production in the Laptev Sea, Sci. Total Environ., vol. 202, pp. 89- 110, 1997.

  • Pfirman, S.L., R. Colony, D. N_rnberg, H. Eicken, and I.G. Rigor, Correction to “Reconstructing the Origin and Trajectory of Drifting Arctic Sea Ice,” J. Geophys. Res., vol. 102 no.c10, p. 23239, 1997.

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