Dec 17 2013

2013 Publications from AK CASC Researchers

During 2013, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center researchers across several disciplines have produced many new publications:

Arendt, A., S. Luthcke, A. Gardner, S. O'Neel, D. Hill, G. Moholdt and W. Abdalati, 2013. Analysis of a GRACE global mascon solution for Gulf of Alaska glaciers, 59(217), 913-924. doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J197

Bartholomaus, T.C., C.F. Larsen, and S. O'Neel, 2013. Does calving matter? Evidence for significant submarine melt. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 380: 21–30. doi:

Bennett, K. E., and J. E. Walsh, 2013: Spatial and temporal changes in indices of extreme temperature and precipitation for Alaska. J. Climate. (accepted 2013)

Bieniek, P., J. W. Walsh, R. L. Thoman, and U. S. Bhatt, 2013: Using climate divisions to analyze variations and trends in Alaska temperature and precipitation. J. Climate. (submitted)

Breen, A. L., 2013. Balsam poplar plant communities on the Arctic Slope of Alaska. Phytocoenologia (in press)

Breen, A. L., M. K. Raynolds, S. Hennekens, M. D. Walker & D. A. Walker, 2013. Toward an Alaska prototype for the Arctic Vegetation Archive. In Walker, D.A. A. L. Breen, M. K. Raynolds & M. D. Walker, M.D. (Eds). 2013. Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA) Workshop, Krakow, Poland, April 14-16, 2013. CAFF Proceedings Report #10. Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN: 978-9935-431-24-0.

Cuo,L., K. E. Bennett, M. Schnorbus, D.L. Peters, 2013. Sensitivity and uncertainty of a macro-scale hydrological model in mountainous headwater basins of the Peace River Basin, B.C. Canada. Canadian Journal of Water Resources. (accepted 2013)

Deemer, G. J., U. S. Bhatt, H. Eicken, J. Hutchings, P. Posey, R. Allard, G. Hufford, and R. Raye, 2013. The current state of Arctic sea ice, NWS Science & Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin Supplement, 37, 10 – 12.

Doyle, S.H., A.L. Hubbard, C.F. Dow, G.A. Jones, A. Fitzpatrick, A. Gusmeroli, B. Kulessa, K. Lindback, R. Pettersson, and J.E. Box, 2013. Ice tectonic deformation during the rapid in situ drainage of a supraglacial lake on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere. 7(1):129-140. doi:10.5194/tc-7-129-2013  

Dow, C.F., A. Hubbard, A.D. Booth, S.H. Doyle, A. Gusmeroli, and B. Kulessa, 2013. Seismic evidence of mechanically weak sediments underlying Russell Glacier, West Greenland. Annals of Glaciology. 54(64):135-141. doi: 10.3189/2013AoG64A032 

Epstein, H,E, U.S. Bhatt, D A. Walker, M.K. Raynolds, P.A. Bieniek, J. Comiso, J. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, I.V. Polyakov, G.J. Jia, H. Zeng, B.C. Forbes, M. Macias-Fauria, L. Xu, R. Myneni, G.V. Frost, G.R. Shaver, M.S. Bret-Harte, M.C. Mack, and A. V. Rocha, 2013. Vegetation. Arctic Report Card 2013. 

Fan, Z., A.D. McGuire, M.R. Turetsky, J.W. Harden, J.M. Waddington, and E.S. Kane, 2013. The response of soil organic carbon of a rich fen peatland in interior Alaska to projected climate change. Global Change Biology. 19:604-620. doi:10.1111/gcb.12041

Fellman, J.B., S. Nagorski, S. Pyare, A.W. Vermilyea, D. Scott, and E. Hood, 2013. Stream temperature response to variable glacier coverage in coastal watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Hydrological Processes. doi: : 10.1002/hyp.9742

Gardner, A., G. Moholdt, J.G. Cogley, B. Wouters, A. Arendt, J. Wahr, E. Berthier, R. Hock, W.T. Pfe er, G. Kaser, S. Ligtenberg, T. Bolch, M. Sharp, J.O. Hagen, M. van den Broeke and F. Paul, 2013. A reconciled estimate of glacier contributions to sea level rise: 2003 to 2009, Science. 340(6134), 852-857. doi:10.1126/science.1234532 

Genet H., A. D. McGuire, K. Barrett, A. L. Breen, E. S. Euskirchen, J. F. Johnstone, E. S. Kasischke, A. M. Melvin, A. Bennet, M. C. Mack, T. S. Rupp, A. E. G. Schuur, M. R. Turetsky & F. Yuan, 2013. Modeling the effects of fire severity and climate warming on active layer depth and soil carbon dynamics of black spruce forests across the landscape in Interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters. 8(4):1-13. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045016

Gray, S.T., A. Bennett, W.R. Bolton, A.L. Breen, T. Carman, E. Euskirchen, H. Genet, E. Jafarov, J. Jenkins, T. Kurkowski, M. Lindgren, P. Martin, S. McAfee, A.D. McGuire, S. Marchenko, R. Muskett, S. Panda, J. Reynolds, A. Robertson, V. Romanovsky, T.S. Rupp, K. Timm, and Y. Zhang, 2014. Using integrated ecosystem modeling to improve our understanding of climate change impacts in the Alaska region. Alaska Park Science. (in press)

Gusmeroli, A., A. Arendt, D. Atwood, B Kampes, M Sanford, J.C. Young, 2013. Variable penetration depth of interferometric synthetic aperture radar signals on Alaska glaciers: a cold surface layer hypothesis. Annals of Glaciology. 54(64): 218-223. doi: 

Gusmeroli, A., T. Murray, R.A. Clark, B. Kulessa, P. Jansson, 2013. Vertical seismic profiling of glaciers: appraising multi-phase mixing models, Annals of Glaciology. 54(64):115-123. doi:10.3189/2013AoG64A106 

Gusmeroli, A., A. Arendt, D. Atwood, J.C. Young, B. Kampes, and J. Reis. High penetration depth of interferometric synthetic-aperture radar signals in Alaska glaciers: a cold surface layer hypothesis, Annals of Glaciology. (in press)

He, Y., Q. Zhuang, A.D. McGuire, Y. Liu, and M. Chen, 2013. Alternative ways of using field-based estimates to calibrate ecosystem models and their implications for ecosystem carbon cycle studies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 118. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20080

Jafarov, E.E., V.E. Romanovsky, H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, and S.S. Marchenko, 2013. The effects of fire on the thermal stability of permafrost in lowland and uplandblack spruce forests of interior Alaska in a changing climate. Environmental Research Letters. 8 035030. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035030

Johnson, A.J., C. Larsen, N. Murphy, A. Arendt, and S.L. Zirnheld, 2013. Mass balance in the Glacier Bay area of Alaska, USA and and British Columbia, Canada, 1995-2011 using airborne laser altimetry, Journal of Glaciology, 59(216), 632-648. doi: 

Johnson, K.D., J.W. Harden, A.D. McGuire, M. Clark, F.M. Yuan, and A. Finley, 2013. Permafrost and organic layer interactions over a climate gradient in a discontinuous permafrost zone. Environmental Research Letters. 8 035028. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035028

Jones, B.M., A. Gusmeroli, C.D. Arp, T. Strozzi, G. Grosse, B.V. Gaglioti, M.S. Whitman, 2013. Classification of freshwater ice conditions on the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain using ground penetrating radar and TSX satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 34(23): 8267-8279. doi: 10.1080/2150704X.2013.834392 

Jones, B. M., A. L. Breen, B. V. Gaglioti, D. H. Mann, Adrian V. Rocha, G. Grosse, C. D. Arp & D. A. Walker, 2013. Identification of unrecognized tundra fire events on the North Slope of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research.  118(3): 1334-1344. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20113

Kane, E.S., M.R. Chivers, M.R. Turetsky, C.C. Treat, D.G. Petersen, M. Waldrop, J.W. Harden, and A.D. McGuire, 2013. Response of anaerobic carbon cycling to water table manipulation in an Alaskan rich fen. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry. 58: 50-60. doi: 

Leonawicz, M., and J. E. Walsh, 2013:  Quantile mapping strategies: An Alaskan case study.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climate. (submitted)

Littell, J.S., J. A. Hicke, S.L. Shafer, S. M. Capalbo, L. L. Houston, and P. Glick, 2013. FOREST ECOSYSTEMS: VEGETATION, DISTURBANCE, AND ECONOMICS. Chapter 5 in Dalton, M.M., P.W. Mote, and A.K. Snover. (Editors). 2013. Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. 271 pp.

Littell, J.S. 2013. Northwest. p 215 - 218 in Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Patel-Weynand, Toral, eds. 2012. Effects of climatic variability and change on forest ecosystems: a comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. forest sector. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-870. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 265 p. 

Luthcke, S., T. Sabaka, B. Loomis, A. Arendt, J. McCarthy and J. Camp, 2013. Antarctica, Greenland and Gulf of Alaska land-ice evolution from an iterated GRACE global mascon solution, Journal of Glaciology. 59(216): 613-631. doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J147

McAfee, S.A., 2013. Methodological differences in projected potential evapotranspiration. Climatic Change. 120:915-930. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0864-7.

McAfee, S.A., J.E. Walsh, and T.S. Rupp, 2013. Statistically downscaled projections of snow/rain partitioning for Alaska. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9934 

McAfee, S.A., G. Guentchev, and J.K. Eischeid, 2013. Reconciling precipitation trends in Alaska. Part I: Station-based analyses. Journal of Geophysical Research. 118(14): 7523-7541. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50572 

Muskett, R., 2013. GOSAT CH4 and CO2, MODIS Evapotranspiration on the Northern Hemisphere June and July 2009, 2010 and 2011, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences. (3)2: 177-185. doi: 10.4236/acs.2013.32019 

Muskett, R., 2013. MODIS-Derived Arctic Land-Surface Temperature Trends, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences. 3(1): 55-60. doi: 10.4236/acs.2013.31008 

McConnell, N.A, M.R. Turetsky, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Kane, M.P. Waldrop, and J.W. Harden, 2013. Controls on ecosystem and root respiration across a permafrost and wetland gradient in interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 8 045029. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045029

Mishra, U., J.D. Jastrow, R. Matamala, G. Hugelius, C.D. Koven, J.W. Harden, C.L. Ping, G.J. Michaelson, Z. Fan, R.M. Miller, A.D. McGuire, C. Tarnocai, P. Kuhry, W.J. Riley, K. Schaefer, E.A.G. Schuur, M.T. Jorgenson, and L.D. Hinzman, 2013. Empirical estimates to reduce modeling uncertainties of soil organic carbon in permafrost regions: A review of recent progress and remaining challenges. Environmental Research Letters. 8 035020. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035020

Olefeldt, D., M.R. Turetsky, P.M. Crill, and A.D. McGuire, 2013. Environmental and physical controls on northern terrestrial methane emissions across permafrost zones. Global Change Biology. 19:589-603. doi:10.1111/gcb.12071

O’Neel, S., E. Hood, A. Arendt, and L. Sass. Assessing streamflow sensitivity to variations in glacier mass balance. Climatic Change. (in review)

Overland, J., E. Hanna , I. Hanssen-Bauer, B.-M. Kim, S.-J. Kim, J. Walsh, M. Wang, and U. Bhatt, 2013. Air Temperature. NOAA Arctic Report Card 2013.

Polyakov, I.V., U.S. Bhatt, J.E. Walsh, E.P. Abrahamsen, A.V. Pnyushkov, and P.F. Wassmann, 2013. Recent oceanic changes in the Arctic in the context of longer term observations, Ecological Applications 23:1745–1764. doi:

Raynolds, M. K., A. L. Breen, D. A. Walker, R. Elvan, R. Belland, N. Konstantinova, H. Kristinsson & S. Hennekens. 2013.  The Pan-Arctic Species List (PASL).  In Walker, D.A. A. L. Breen, M. K. Raynolds & M. D. Walker, M.D. (Eds). 2013. Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA) Workshop, Krakow, Poland, April 14-16, 2013. CAFF Proceedings Report #10. Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN: 978-9935-431-24-0.

Rogers, T.S., J.E. Walsh, T.S. Rupp, L.W. Brigham, and M. Sfraga, 2013. Future Arctic marine access: analysis and evaluation of observations, models, and projections of sea ice. The Cryosphere. 7: 321–332. doi:10.5194/tc-7-321-2013 

Semmens, K.A., J. Ramage, J. Apgar, K.E. Bennett, G.E. Liston, and E. Deeb, 2013. Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Snowmelt and Melt-Refreeze using Diurnal Amplitude Variations. AGU Books. (in press)

Snover, A.K., N.J. Mantua, J.S. Littell, M.A. Alexander, M.M. McClure, and J. Nye, 2013. Choosing and Using Climate-Change Scenarios for Ecological-Impact Assessments and Conservation Decisions. Conservation Biology, 27: 1147–1157. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12163

Walker, D. A., I. G. Alsos, C. Bay, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, A. L. Breen, H. Bültmann, T. Christiansen, C. Damgaard, F. J. A. Daniëls, S. Hennekens, M. K. Reynolds, P. C. Le Roux, M. Luoto, L. Pellisier, R. K. Peet, N.-M. Schmidt, L. Stewart, R. Virtanen, N. G. Yoccoz & M. S. Wisz, 2013.  Rescuing valuable Arctic vegetation data for biodiversity models, ecosystem models and a Panarctic vegetation classification. Arctic: InfoNorth. 66(1): 133-137.

Welty, E.Z., T.C. Bartholomaus, S. O’Neel, and W.T. Pfeffer, 2013. Cameras as clocks. Journal of Glaciology 59(214):275–286. doi:

Wolken, G., M. Sharp, M-L. Geai, D. Burgess, A. Arendt, and B. Wouters, 2013. Glaciers and ice caps (outside Greenland) in State of the Climate in 2012. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 94(7).

Xu, L., R. B. Myneni, F. S. Chapin III, T. V. Callaghan, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, B.T. Anderson, H. Tømmervik, E. S. Euskirchen, S. Piao, P. Ciais, S. Ganguly,  R. R. Nemani, C. Cao, J. C. Stroeve, B. C. Forbes, 2013. Diminishing Seasonality Over Northerly Lands. Nature Climate Change. 3: 581–586. doi:10.1038/nclimate1836 

Yi, S., N. Li, B. Xiang, X. Wang, B. Ye, and A.D. McGuire, 2013. Representing the effects of alpine grassland vegetation cover on the simulation of soil thermal dynamics by ecosystem models applied to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 118(3): 1186-1199. doi:10.1002/gjrg.20093


A full list of the 2011-2012 publications is available here.