Posts Tagged «2019»

Wiig, Ø., Henrichsen, P., Sjøvold, T., Born, E.W., Dietz, R., Sonne, C.,  and Aars, J. (2019). Variation in non-metrical skull traits of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and relationships across East Greenland and adjacent subpopulations (1830–2013). Polar Biology 42:3, 461-474.

April 1, 2019 – TODAY Show host, Al Roker, traveled to Utqiagvik, Alaska to report on climate change. Al talks with PSC’s Ignatius Rigor about his research and the technology being used to gather data.

Armour, K.C., N. Siler, A. Donohoe, and G.H. Roe, 2019: Meridional Atmospheric Heat Transport Constrained by Energetics and Mediated by Large-Scale Diffusion. J. Climate, 32, 3655–3680,

Baxter, I., Ding, Q., Schweiger, A., L’Heureux, M., Baxter, S., Wang, T., . . . Lu, J. (2019). How Tropical Pacific Surface Cooling Contributed to Accelerated Sea Ice Melt from 2007 to 2012 as Ice Is Thinned by Anthropogenic Forcing. Journal of Climate, 32(24), 8583-8602. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0783.1

September 17, 2019 – Research by Axel Schweiger and Jinlun Zhang in Collaboration with Kevin Wood from JISAO reconstructs sea ice volume and thickness since 1901. 

Congratulations to PSC’s Sarah Dewey for passing her PhD Defense! She presented her research earlier this month with her talk, Evolving Ice-Ocean Dynamics of the Western Arctic. 

Donohoe, A., Atwood, A. R., & Byrne, M. P. ( 2019). Controls on the width of tropical precipitation and its contraction under global warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 9958– 9967.

August 2019 – NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation reported on the recent Cryospheric Science Hackweek held at UW. The article includes an interview with PSC’s Anthony Arendt and workshop coverage from other planners, facilitators, and participants. 

Hale, J. R., Laidre, K. L., Tinker, M. T., Jameson, R. J., Jeffries, S. J., Larson, S. E. and Bodkin, J. L. (2019), Influence of occupation history and habitat on Washington sea otter diet. Mar Mam Sci. doi:10.1111/mms.12598

Hill, David F., E. A. Burakowski, R. L. Crumley, J. Keon, J. M. Hu, A. A. Arendt, K. Wikstrom Jones, and G. J. Wolken, Converting snow depth to snow water equivalent using climatological variables. The Cryosphere, 13, 1767–1784,, 2019.

June 18, 2019 – This week is ICESat-2 Hackweek 2019, held at the University of Washington. Participants are learning about technologies used to access and process ICESat-2 data with a focus on the cryosphere.

Junge, K., Cameron, K. and Nunn, B., 2019. Diversity of Psychrophilic Bacteria in Sea and Glacier Ice Environments—Insights Through Genomics, Metagenomics, and Proteomics Approaches. In Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era (pp. 197-216). Academic Press.

Kwok, R., T. Markus, N. T. Kurtz, A. A. Petty, T. A. Neumann, S. L. Farrell. G. F. Cunningham, D. W. Hancock, A. Ivanoff, and J. T. Wimert (2019), Surface height and sea ice freeboard of the Arctic Ocean frosm ICESat-2, Characteristics and early results. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. doi:10.1029/2019JC015486

November 12, 2019 – Former UW Arctic Fulbright Chair, Kent Moore with PSC researchers Axel Schweiger, Jinlun Zhang and Mike Steele on how the  oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean.

Laurence, G., Burgess, D., Copland, L., Langley, K., Gogineni, P., Paden, J., Leuschen, C., van As, D., Fausto, R., Joughin, I., Smith, B. (2019), Measuring Height Change Around the Periphery of the Greenland Ice Sheet With Radar Altimetry. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7:146. doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00146

Liu, Z., & Schweiger, A., 2019. Low-level and surface wind jets near sea ice edge in the Beaufort Sea in late autumn. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 6873– 6891.

June 6, 2019 – The latest paper authored by Zheng Liu and Axel Schweiger has been published in JGR Atmospheres. Read how dropsonde observations made from Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Survey flights were used to examine low‐level and surface “ice edge jets” in the Beaufort Sea.

Mack, S. L., Dinniman, M. S., Klinck, J., McGillicuddy, D. J., and Padman, L.. (2019), Modeling ocean eddies on Antarctica’s cold water continental shelves and their effects on ice shelf basal melting. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124.

Moore, G. W. K., Schweiger, A., Zhang, J., & Steele, M. (2019). Spatiotemporal Variability of Sea Ice in the Arctic’s Last Ice Area. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(20), 11237-11243. doi:10.1029/2019gl083722

Østerhus, S., Woodgate, R., Valdimarsson, H., Turrell, B., de Steur, L., Quadfasel, D., Olsen, S. M., Moritz, M., Lee, C. M., Larsen, K. M. H., Jónsson, S., Johnson, C., Jochumsen, K., Hansen, B., Curry, B., Cunningham, S., and Berx, B.: Arctic Mediterranean exchanges: a consistent volume budget and trends in transports from two decades of observations, Ocean Sci., 15, 379-399,, 2019 

Peterson, P.K., Hartwig, M., May, N.W., Schwartz, E., Rigor, I., Ermold, W., Steele, M., Morison, J.H., Nghiem, S.V. and Pratt, K.A., 2019. Snowpack measurements suggest role for multi-year sea ice regions in Arctic atmospheric bromine and chlorine chemistry. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1), p.14. DOI:

June 15, 2019 – PSC’s Dale Winebrenner and his team conducted fieldwork on Mount Baker’s Easton Glacier with the help of a local snowmobile club. The team is involved in developing equipment to better study lakes beneath not only the Antarctic ice but hopefully under the ice on other planets. 

Sathe, S., Orellana, M. V., Baliga, N. S. and Durand, P. M. (2019), Temporal and metabolic overlap between lipid accumulation and programmed cell death due to nitrogen starvation in the unicellular chlorophyte Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Phycological Res., 67: 173-183. doi:10.1111/pre.12368

Schweiger, A.J., K.R. Wood, and J. Zhang, 2019: Arctic Sea Ice Volume Variability over 1901–2010: A Model-Based Reconstruction. J. of Climate, 32, 4731-4752,

August 13, 2019 – The Economist covers research by Axel Schweiger and Jinlun Zhang in collaboration with Kevin Wood at JISAO. Reconstruction of sea ice thickness and volume since 1901 uses logs from old US revenue cutters traveling in the Arctic in the early 20th century.

Smith, M. and Thomson, J., 2019. Ocean surface turbulence in newly formed marginal ice zones. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(3), pp.1382-1398. doi: 10.1029/2018JC014405

September 20, 2019 – PSC’s Bonnie Light and Madison Smith will participate in the MOSAiC expedition in 2020. Read the UW News story to learn about the expedition and how it will contribute to Arctic research. 

Whiteman, J. P., H. J. Harlow, G. M. Durner, E. V. Regehr, S. C. Amstrup, and M. Ben-David. 2019. Heightened Immune System Function in Polar Bears Using Terrestrial Habitats. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 92:1-11.

Winebrenner, D. P., Kintner, P. M. S., & MacGregor, J. A. (2019). New estimates of ice and oxygen fluxes across the entire lid of Lake Vostok from observations of englacial radio wave attenuation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 124, 795–811.

Yang, Q., Mu, L., Wu, X., Liu, J., Zheng, F., Zhang, J., Li, C., 2019. Improving Arctic sea ice seasonal outlook by ensemble prediction using an ice-ocean model. Atmospheric Research, 227, pp. 14-23.

Yoon, Y., Kumar, S. V., Forman, B. A., Zaitchik, B. F., Kwon, Y., Qian, Y., Rupper, S., Maggioni V., Houser P., Kirschbaum D., Richey A., Arendt A., Mocko D., Jacob J., Bhanja S., Mukherjee A. (2019) Evaluating the Uncertainty of Terrestrial Water Budget Components Over High Mountain Asia. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7,