Posts Tagged «2011»

PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice Volume and excerpts from an interview with Axel Schweiger are covered in Science News. Click to  read full story

Beszczynska-Moller, A., R.A., Woodgate, C. Lee, H. Melling, and M. Karcher. 2011. A synthesis of exchanges through the main oceanic gateways to the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3): 82-99,

Born, E. W., A. Heilmann, L. Kielsen Holm,and K. L. Laidre.2011. Polar bears in Northwest Greenland – An interview survey about the catch and the climate. Monographs on Greenland (Meddelelser om Grønland) Volume 351 ISBN 9788763531689. 250 pp.

Christoffersen, P., R. I. Mugford, K. J. Heywood, I. Joughin, J. A. Dowdeswell, J. P. M. Syvitski, A. Luckman, and T. J. Benham, Warming of waters in an East Greenland fjord prior to glacier retreat: mechanisms and connection to large-scale atmospheric conditions, Cryosphere, 5(3), 701-714, 2011.

Colgan, W., H. Rajaram, R. Anderson, K. Steffen, T. Phillips, I. Joughin, H. J. Zwally, and W. Abdalati, The annual glaciohydrology cycle in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet: Part 1. Hydrology model, Journal Of Glaciology, 57(204), 697-709, 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

Dietz, R., E.W. Born, R. Stewart, M.P. Heide-Jorgensen, H. Stern, F. Riget, L. Toudal, C. Lanthier, M. Villum Jensen, and J. Tielmann, 2011, Movements of walruses (Odobenus Rosmarus) between Central West Greenland and Southeast Baffin Island 2005-2008, submitted to NAMMCO Special Walrus Issue.

Frey, K. E., D. K. Perovich, and B. Light (2011), The spatial distribution of solar radiation under a melting Arctic sea ice cover, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L22501, doi:10.1029/2011GL049421.

Heide-Jorgensen, M.P., M. Iversen, N.H. Nielsen, C. Lockyer, H. Stern, and M.H. Ribergaard, 2011, Harbour porpoise respond to climate change, Ecology and Evolution, accepted.

Heide-Jørgensen M. P., K.L. Laidre, L. T. Quakenbush, and J. Citta. 2011. Northwest Passage opens for bowhead whales. Biology Letters. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0731

Howat, I. M., Y. Ahn, I. Joughin, M. R. van den Broeke, J. T. M. Lenaerts, and B. Smith, Mass balance of Greenland’s three largest outlet glaciers, 2000-2010, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, 2011.

Recent research by Kristin Laidre and Harry Stern on the impacts of climate change on Arctic narwhals is published in Polar Biology.  See the article in Conservation Magazine.

Jackson, J.M., S.E. Allen, F.A. McLaughlin, R.A. Woodgate and E.C.Carmack.,Changes to the near-surface waters in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean from 1993-2009: A basin in transition, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C10008, doi:10.1029/2011JC007069.

J.M. Jackson, C. Lique, M. Alkire, M. Steele, C.M. Lee, W.M. Smethie, and P. Schlosser: The hydrography of the North Ellesmere Shelf, Lincoln Sea, Arctic Ocean, from 1991-2011, Journal of Geophysical Research, under review, 2011.

Joughin, I. and R.B. Alley, Stability of the West Antarctic ice sheet in a warming world, Nature Geoscience, 4, 506-513, 2011.

Junge, K., B.C. Christner, and J.T. Staley, “Diversity of Psychrophilic Bacteria from Sea Ice – and Glacial Ice Communities“. In K. Horikoshi, G. Antranikian, A. Bull, F. Robb, and K. Stetter (eds), Extremophiles Handbook. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. 1247 pp, 2011.

Laidre K.L. and M.P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2011. Life in the lead: Extreme densities of narwhals in the offshore pack ice. Marine Ecology Progress Series 423:269-278.

Laidre K.L. and M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, “Life in the lead: Extreme densities of narwhals in the offshore pack ice”, Marine Ecology Progress Series. In Press, 2011

C. Lique, G. Garric, A.M. Treguier, B. Barnier, N. Ferry, C.-E. Testu and F. Girard-Ardhuin, 2011: Evolution of the Arctic ocean salinity, 2007-2008: contrasts between the Canadian and the Eurasian basins, Journal of Climate, Vol. 24, No. 6.

McFadden, E. M., I. M. Howat, I. Joughin, B. Smith, and Y. Ahn, Changes in the dynamics of marine terminating outlet glaciers in west Greenland (2000-2009), J. Geophys. Res.-EarthSurf., 116, 2011.

Polar Science Center investigator Kristin Laidre was recently featured in an online article on the Pacific Science Center’s website.  This article about her work with narwhals was based on her recent “Science Cafe” presentation in Kirkland.  The whole presentation entitled “Uncovering the Mysteries of the Narwhal” is on-line here.

Polar Science Center investigator Ian Joughin and Richard B. Alley of the Department of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University were recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience.  Their article discusses the possibility of a large contribution to rising sea levels due to the melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet by global warming.  The full article is available here.

Orellana, M.V., P.A. Matrai, C. Leck, C.D. Rauschenberg, A.M. Lee, E. Coz. Marine microgels as a source of cloud condensation nuclei in the high Arctic. 2011. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U S A, 13612–13617, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1102457108

Palmer, S., A. Shepherd, P. Nienow, and I. Joughin (2011), Seasonal speedup of the Greenland Ice Sheet linked to routing of surface water, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 302(3-4), 423-428.

Peralta-Ferriz, C., J.  H. Morison, J. M. Wallace and J. Zhang, (2011), A basin-coherent mode of sub-monthly variability in Arctic Ocean bottom pressure, Geophys. Res. Lett, 38, L14606, doi:10.1029/2011GL048142.

Perovich, D.K., K.F. Jones, B. Light, H. Eicken, T. Markus, J Stroeve, R. Lindsay (2011), Solar partitioning in a changing Arctic sea-ice cover, Ann. Glac., 52, 192-196, doi:10.3189/172756411795931543.

Perovich, D.K., J.A. Richer-Menge, K.F. Jones, B. Light, B.C. Elder, C. Polashenski, D. Laroche, T. Markus, R. Lindsay (2011), Arctic sea-ice melt in 2008 and the role of solar heating, Ann. Glac., 57, 355-359, doi:10.3189/172756411795931714.

Pickart, R.S., M.A.Spall, G.W.K.Moore, T.J. Weingartner, R.A. Woodgate, K. Aagaard and K.Shimada, 2011, Upwelling in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Atmospheric Forcing and Local versus non-local response, Progress in Oceanography, 88, 78-100

Polar Science Weekend is four days of hands-on activities, live demonstrations and exhibits presented by scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth.  Polar Science Weekend is supported by a generous grant from NASA.

Polyakov, I.V., V.A.Alexeev, I.M.Ashik,S.Bacon, A.B-Moeller, E.C.Carmack, I.A.,Dmitrenko, L.Fortier, J-C. Gascard, E.Hansen, J.Hoelemann, V.V.Ivanov, T.Kikuchi, S.Kirillov, Y-D.Lenn, F.A.McLaughlin, J.Piechura, I.Repina, L.A.Timokhov, W.Walczowski and R.Woodgate, 2011, NOWCAST: Fate of mid-2000’s Arctic warm water pulse, B.American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2921.1

Proshutinsky, A., Y. Aksenov, J. Clement-Kinney, R. Gerdes, E. Golubeva, D. Holland, G. Holloway, A. John, M. Johnson, E. Popova, M. Steele, and E. Watanabe, Recent advances in Arctic Ocean studies employing models from the Arctic Ocean Model Intercomparison Project, Oceanography, 24(3), 102-113, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.61, 2011.

Proshutinsky, A., M.-L. Timmermans, I. Ashik, A. Beszczynska-Moeller, E. Carmack, I. Frolov, M. Itoh, T. Kikuchi, R. Krishfield, F. McLaughlin, S. Nishino, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, K. Shimada, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, and W. Williams, R. Woodgate, M. Yamamoto-Kawai, Z. Zimmermann, The Arctic, c. Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2010”], Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92 (6), S145-148, 2011.

PSC graduate student Cecilia Peralta Ferriz was awarded the Best Student Poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference for Polar Marine Science on March 24, 2011.

Rainville, L., C.M. Lee, and R.A. Woodgate. 2011. Impact of wind-driven mixing in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3):136–145,

Rainville, L., C.M. Lee, and R.A. Woodgate. 2011. Impact of wind-driven mixing in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3):136-145,

Schweiger, A., R. Lindsay, J. Zhang, M. Steele, H. Stern, R. Kwok, Uncertainty in modeled arctic sea ice volume, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C00D06, doi:10.1029/2011JC007084, 2011.

Skidmore, M., Jungblut, Anne, and Urschel, M. and K. Junge., “Cryospheric Environments in Polar regions (Glaciers and Ice Sheets, Sea Ice, Ice Shelves).”, In Polar Microbiology. L.Whyte and R. Miller (eds). ASM Press., (2011), Accepted.

Sole, A. J., D. W. F. Mair, P. W. Nienow, I. D. Bartholomew, M. A. King, M. J. Burke, and I. Joughin (2011), Seasonal speedup of a Greenland marine-terminating outlet glacier forced by surface melt-induced changes in subglacial hydrology, Journal Of Geophysical Research- Earth Surface, 116 , 2011.

Steele, M., W. Ermold, and J. Zhang, Modeling the formation and fate of the near-surface temperature maximum in the Canadian Basin of the Arctic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C11015, doi:10.1029/2010JC006803, 2011.

Stirling, I., T. L. McDonald, E. S. Richardson, E. V. Regehr, and S. C. Amstrup. 2011. Polar bear population status in the northern Beaufort Sea, Canada, 1971-2006. Ecological Applications 21:859-876.

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

Our recent paper talking about the uncertainty in Arctic Sea Ice Volume is covered in Science News. Click to read full story

The Guardian cites PIOMAS sea ice volume in the context of a new sea ice minimum reached according to data from the University of Bremen. Click here for full story.

Wiig, Ø, Bachmann, L., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., C. Lindquist, Laidre, K.L., Postma, L, Dueck, L. Palsbøll, P, and L. Bachmann. 2011. Recaptures of genotyped bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) in Eastern Canada and West Greenland. Endangered Species Research 14: 235-242

Woodgate, R.A, Arctic Ocean Circulation – going around at the Top of the World, invited paper for Nature Education Knowledge Project, June 2011.