Projects


Observing and Understanding the Impacts of a Thinning and Retreating Sea Ice Cover on Light Propagation, Primary Productivity, and Biogeochemistry in the Pacific Arctic Region Funding Agency: NASA Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science Program Collaborators: D. Perovich (ERDC-CRREL), C. Polashenski (ERDC-CRREL), B. Light (University of Washington), and J. Comiso (NASA GSFC) […]

Light Transmittance through Arctic Sea Ice Cover


Developing Remote Sensing Capabilities for Meter-Scale Sea Ice Properties Funding Agency: US Office of Naval Research, Arctic and Global Prediction Program Collaborators: C. Polashenski (ERDC-CRREL), E. Deeb (ERDC-CRREL), and D. Perovich (ERDC-CRREL) Funding Period: 2013-2018 An increasing array of very high resolution commercial satellite assets are opening the opportunity to bridge […]

Remote Sensing of Meter-Scale Sea Ice Properties


The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) – A Change Detection Array in the Pacific Arctic Region, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/dbo/ Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Observing Network Program Collaborators: L. Cooper and J. Grebmeier (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science), R. Pickart (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), and Sue Moore (NMML/NOAA) […]

Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO)



Investigating the Influence of Sea-Surface Variability on Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Outlet Glacier Behavior using Records from Disko Bugt, West Greenland Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Natural Sciences Program Collaborators: S. Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), M. Evans (Wheaton College), and B. Smith (PI, University of […]

Ocean-Ice Sheet Linkages in West Greenland


Satellite Observations of Sea Ice Variability and Primary Production in the Pacific Sector of the Arctic Ocean Funding Agency: US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and NOAA/PMEL Funding Period: 2012-2014 This funded research focused on recent variability in sea ice cover utilizing the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer – EOS (AMSR-E) […]

Satellite Observations in the Pacific Arctic Region


Toward a Circumarctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON): Multiscale observations of lacustrine systems, http://www.arcticlakes.org/ Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Observing Network Program Collaborators: K. Hinkel (University of Cincinnati), R. Beck (University of Cincinnati), W. Eisner (University of Cincinnati), H. Liu (University of Cincinnati), A. Townsend-Small (University of Cincinnati), […]

Circumarctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON)



The Polaris Project: Rising Stars in the Arctic and Amplifying the Impact, www.thepolarisproject.org Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Natural Sciences Program, Arctic Research and Education Program , and Division of Undergraduate Education Collaborators: R. Holmes (Woods Hole Research Center), S. Zimov (Northeast Science Station, Russia), A. Bunn […]

The Polaris Project


Pacific-Arctic Carbon Synthesis – Transformations, Fluxes, and Budgets Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic System Science Program Collaborators: J. Mathis (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), N. Bates (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences), and L. Juranek (University of Washington). Funding Period: 2011-2015 Predicting future conditions of the Arctic Ocean system […]

Pacific-Arctic Carbon Synthesis


Potential Impacts of Sea Ice Decline and River Discharge Shifts on Biological Productivity in the Chukchi & Beaufort Seas Funding Agency: NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program, NASA ICESCAPE Mission Collaborators: L. Cooper and J. Grebmeier (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) Funding Period: 2010-2015 Continued climate warming in the Arctic […]

NASA ICESCAPE



An Interdisciplinary Study of Recent Ice Sheet Melt, Sea Ice Decline, and Enhanced Ocean Biological Productivity along the Amundsen Coast, West Antarctica Funding Agency: NASA Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science Program Collaborators: S. Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and M. Evans (Wheaton College) Funding Period: 2010-2014 While the likelihood of […]

Amundsen Coast, West Antarctica


Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Initiative, www.iarc.uaf.edu/ART Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Research Support and Logistics Program Collaborators: J. Mathis (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Funding Period: 2009-2012 Recent and ongoing climate warming in the Arctic, which is simplifying access to oil and gas resources, enabling trans-Arctic shipping, and […]

Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Initiative


Impacts of Sea Ice Variability and Polynya Formation on Biological Productivity in the Northern Bering Sea Funding Agency: NSF Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Natural Sciences Program Funding Period: 2007-2010 The Bering Sea is among the most productive marine ecosystems in the world, supporting important commercial fisheries, subsistence resources for […]

Sea Ice Variability in the Northern Bering Sea



Estimation of the Terrestrial Carbon Pool and Hydrological Sensitivity of the West Siberian Lowland Funding Agency: NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship Funding Period: 2000-2003 West Siberia is delicately poised with respect to future climate change scenarios, such that perturbations to its unique climatological, ecological and hydrological features may amplify […]

Carbon Pool in the West Siberian Lowland