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Student Publications

Publishing is important for survival in science and we find that M.S., Ph.D., and undergraduate students benefit from publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals. The experience of preparing a manuscript, revising it with co-authors, submitting it to a journal, and finally dealing with reviewers' comments, better prepares students for the future. In addition, electronic copies of student theses are available on the Program Graduates page.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (graduate students underlined, undergraduate students underlined and italicized)


Endalamaw, A., W. R. Bolton, J. M. Young-Robertson, D. Morton, L. Hinzman, B. Nijjsen, 2017Toward improved parameterization of a macro-scale hydrologic model in a discontinuous permafrost boreal forest ecosystem.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 1-46, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-25.

Polyakov, I.V., A.V. Pnyushkov, M. B. Alkire, I.M. Ashik, T.M. Baumann, E.C. Carmack, I. Goszczko, J. Guthrie, V.V. Ivanov, T. Kanzow, R. Krishfield, R. Kwork, A. Sundfjord, J. Morison,  R. Rember, A. Yulin, 2017:  Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Baisn of the Arctic Ocean.  Science, doi:  10.1126/science.aai8204.

Triplett, C.C., R. L. Collins, K. Nielsen, V.L. Harvey, K. Mizutani, 2017.  Role of Wind Filtering and Unbalanced Flow Generation in Middle Atmosphere Gravity Wave Activity at Chatanika Alaska.  Atmospheric Gravity Waves, 8(2), 27, doi:  10.339/atmos8020027.

Edwin, S.G., Mölders, N., Friedrich, K., Schmidt, S., Thoman, R., 2017. Conditions supporting funnel cloud development in Alaska. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 7: 223-245 doi: 10.4236/acs.2017.72016

Walsh, J.E., P.A. Bieniek, B. Brettschneider, E.S. Euskirchen, R. Lader, and R.L. Thoman, 2017.  The exceptionally warm winter of 2015/16 in Alaska.  Journal of Climate., 30, 2069-2088. Doi:  10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0473.1.


Partain, J.L. Jr, S. Alden, H. Strader, U.S. Bhatt, P.A. Bieniek, B.R. Brettschneider, J.E. Walsh, R.T. Lader, P.O. Olsson, T. S. Rupp, R.L. Thoman, A.D. York, R.H. Zeil, 2016.  “An Assessment of the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Alaska Fire Season of 2015, Journals Online, doi:

Alexeev, V.A., C.D. Arp, B.M. Jones, and L. Cai, 2016:  Arctic sea ice decline contributes to thinning lake ice trend in northern Alaska.  Environmental Research Letters, 11, 074022.  Doi:  10.1088/17468-9326/11/7/074022.

Bieniek, P.A., U.S. Bhatt, J.E. Walsh, T.S. Rupp, J. Zhang, J.R. Krieger, and R.T. Lader, 2016Dynamical downscaling of ERA-Interim temperature and precipitation for Alaska.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 635-654.  DOI:

Mölders, N., Khordakova, D., Dlugi, R., Kramm, G., 2016. Sustainability of wind energy under changing wind regimes—A Case Study. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 6: 158-173. doi: 10.4236/acs.2016.62014.

Kramm, G., Sellhorst, G., Ross, H.K., Cooney, J., Dlugi, R., Mölders, N. 2016. On the maximum of wind power efficiency. J. Power and Energy Engineering, 4: 1-39. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2016.41001

Lader, R.T., U.S. Bhatt, J.E. Walsh, T.S. Rupp, and P.A. Bieniek, 2016: Evaluation of Reanalysis Products for Alaska to Facilitate Climate Impact Studies, J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55, 901-922. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0162.1.

Starkenburg, D.P., G.J. Fochesatto, S. Metzger, J.G. Alfieri, A. Prakash, J. Cristóbal, R. Gens, and D.L. Kane, 2016.  Assessment of de-spiking methods for turbulent flux computtions using sonic anemometers.  Journal of Atmosphere Ocean Technology., 33(9), 2001-2013.  Doi:  10.1175/JTECH-D-15-154.1


Bieniek, P.A., US Bhatt, DA Walker, MK Raynolds, JC Comiso, HE Epstein, JE Pinzon, CJ Tucker, RL Thoman, H Tran, N Mölders, M Steele, J Zhang, and W Ermold, 2015: Climate drivers of changing seasonality of Alaska coastal tundra vegetation productivity, Earth Interactions, 19 (19), DOI: 10.1175/EI-D-15-0013.1.
other resources: Bulletin of American Meteorological Society June 2016 papers of note, page 904-5.

Collins, R.L., J.Li, and C.M. Martus, 2015.  First lidar observation of the mesospheric nickel layer.  Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 665-671. Doi: 10.1002/2014GL062716.

Saito, K., D. Trombotto Liaudat, K. Yoshikawa, J. Mori, T. Sone, S. Marchenko, V. Romanovsky, J. Walsh, A. Hendricks, and E. Bottegal, 2015.  Late Quaternary Permafrost Distributions Downscaled for South America:  Examinations of GCM-based Maps with Observations.  Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.  Doi:  10.1002/ppp.1863.

Mölders, N., Butwin, M.K., Madden, J.M., Tran, H.N.Q., Sassen, K., Kramm, G., 2015. Theoretical investigations on mapping mean distributions of particulate matter, inert, reactive, and secondary pollutants from wildfires by Unmanned Air vehicles (UAVs). Open J. Air Pollution, 4: 149-174.

Madden, J.M., Mölders, N., Sassen, K., 2015. Assessment of WRF/Chem simulated vertical distributions of particulate matter from the 2009 Minto Flats South wildfire in Interior Alaska by CALIPSO total backscatter and depolarization measurements. Open J. Air Pollution, 4: 119-138, doi: 10.4236/ojap.2015.43012.

Mölders, N., Khordakova, D., Gende, S., Kramm, G., 2015. Uncertainty of wind power usage in complex terrain – a case study. Atmospheric and Climate Science, 5: 228-244, 10.4236/acs.2015.53017.

Starkenburg, D.P., G.J. Fochesatto, J. Cristóbal, A. Prakash, R. Gens, J.G. Alfieri,  H. Nagano, Y. Harazono, H. Iwata, and D.L. Kane, 2015.  Temperature regimes and turbulent heat fluxes across a heterogeneous canopy in an Alaskan boreal forest.  Journal Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 120(4), 1348-1360.

Starkenburg, D.P.,G.J. Fochesatto, A. Prakash, J. Cristóbal, R. Gens, J.G. Alfieri, and D.L. Kane, 2015.  Multiscale sensible heat fluxes above a heterogeneous canopy in an Alaskan black spruce boreal forest.  Journal Geophysical Research Atmospheres.

Starkenburg, D.P.,G.J. Fochesatto, S. Metzger, J.G. Alfieri, A. Prakash, J. Cristóbal, R. Gens, and D.L. Kane, 2015.  Assessment of de-spiking methods for turbulent flux computtions using sonic anemometers.  Journal of Atmosphere Ocean Technology.

Walston, J.M., G.A. Gibson, J.E. Walsh, 2015.  Primary production response to seasonal-scale extremes in the Bering Sea simulated by the Community Earth System Model, version1.  Journal of Marine Systems, 148, 285-298.


Gruber, M.A., G.J. Fochesatto, O.K. Hartogensis, and M. Lysy, 2014.  Functional derivatives applied to error propagation of uncertainties in topography to large-aperture scintillometer-derived heat fluxes.  Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 2361-2371.  Doi.:10.51294/amt-7-2361-2014.

Gruber, M.A.; G.J. Fochesatto, 2014.  Sensitivity of Large-Aperture Scintillometer Measurements of Area-Average Heat Fluxes to uncertainties in Topographic Heights Over Variable Terrain.  Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.  7, 33-68.

Gruber, M.A., G.J. Fochesatto, O. Hartogensis, 2014.  Sensitivity of Displaced-Beam Scintillometer Measurements of Area-Average Heat Fluxes to Uncertainties in Topographic Heights.  arXiv Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, 1405.2309

Irving, B.K., R.L. Collins, R.S. Lieberman, B. Thurairajah, and K. Mizutani, 2014.  Mesospheric Inversion Layers at Chatanika. Alaska (65oN, 147oW):  Rayleigh lidar observations and analysis.  Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 119.  10.1002/2014JD021838.

Kazuyuki Saito, Sergei Marchenko, Vladimir Romanovsky, Amy Hendricks, Nancy Bigelow, Kenji Yoshikawa, John Walsh. Simulated Paleo-Permafrost Distribution Downscaled in Northeast Asia: Comparison of the GCM-based maps with the observations. Boreas, 2013, p. 1-17, doi: 10.1111/bor.12038

Malingowski, J., D. Atkinson, G.J. Fochesatto, J. Cherry and E. Stevens, 2014.  All Observational Study of Radiation Temperature Inversions in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Polar Science, 8, 1, 24-39.

Ross, H.K., Cooney, J., Hinzman, M., Smock, S., Sellhorst, G., Dlugi, R., Möders, N., Kramm, G., 2014. Wind power potential in Interior Alaska from a micrometeorological perspective. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4: 100-121 doi: 10.4236/acs.2014.41013.

Mölders, N., C.L. Bruyère, G. Gender, M.A. Pirhalla, 2014.  Assessment of the 2006-2012 climatological fields and mesoscale features from regional downscaling of CESM data by WRF-chem over Southeast Alaska.  Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4.

Pirhalla, M.A, S. Gende, N. Mólders, 2014.  Fate of particulate matter form cruise-ship emissions in Glacier Bay during the 2008 tourist season, Journal of Environmental Pollution, 4.

Starkenburg, D.P., G.J. Fochesatto, J. Cristóbal, A. Prakash, R. Gens, J.G. Alfieri, H. Nagano, Y. Harazono, H. Iwata, and D.L. Kane, 2014.  Temperature regimes and turbulent heat fluxes across a heterogeneous canopy in an Alaskan boreal forest.  Journal Geophysical Research Atmospheres.

Walston, J. M., Gibson, G. A. and Walsh, J. E. (2014), Performance assessment of the Community Climate System Model over the Bering Sea. Int. J. Climatol., 34: 3953–3966. doi: 10.1002/joc.3954.


Basu, S., X. Zhang, I. Polyakov, U.S. Bhatt, October 2013.  North American winter-spring storms.  Modeling investigation on tropical Pacific sea surface temperature impacts.  Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 40; 5228-5233.  Doi:  10.1002/grl.50990.

Dammann, D.O., U.S. Bhatt, P.L. Langen, J. Krieger, X. Zhang, March 2013.  Impact of Daily Arctic Sea Ice Variability in CAM3.0 during fall and winter.  Journal of Climate.  26(6), 1939-1955.  DOI:  10.1175/JCLI-D-11-007PO.1

Kramm, G., Amaya, D.J., Foken, T., Mölders, N., 2013. Hans A. Panofsky’s integral similarity function — at fifty. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 3: 581-594 doi: 10.4236/acs.2013.34061.

Fochesatto, G.J., J.A. Mayfield, D. Starkenburg, M.A. Gruber, J. Conner, October 2013.  Occurrence of Shallow Cold Flows in the Winter Atmospheric Boundary Layer of Interior Alaska.  Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.  Doi:  10.1007/s00703-013-0274-4.

Gruber, M.A. and G.J. Fochesatto, October 2013.  A new sensitivity analysis and solution method for scintillometer measurements, of area-average turbulent fluxes.  Boundary-Layer Meteorology.  149(1).   DOI:  10.1007/S10546-013-9835-9.

Mayfield, J. and G. J. Fochesatto, April 2013.  The Layered Structure of the Winter Atmospheric Boundary Layer in the Interior of Alaska.  Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 52(4), 953-973.  Doi:  10.1175S/JAMC-D-12-01.1

Mölders, N., S. Gende, M. Pirhalla, October 2013, Assessment of cruise-ship activity influences on emissions, air quality, and visibility in Glacier Bay National Park.  Atmospheric Pollution Research, 4(4); 435-445; DOI:  10.5094/APR.2013.050

Mölders, N., S. Gende, M. Pirhalla, April 2013, Supporting material.  Atmospheric Pollution Research, 4:435-445, DOI:  10.5094/APR.2013.050.

Starkenburg, D., G.J. Fochesatto, A. Prakash, J. Cristobal, R. Gens, D.L. Kane, August 2013 The Role of Coherent Flow Structures in the Sensible Heat Fluxes of an Alaskan Boreal Forest.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118. Doi:  10.1002/jgrd.50625.


Bieniek, P. A., U.S. Bhatt, R.L. Thoman, H. Angeloff, J. Partain, J. Papineau, F. Fritsch, E. Holloway, J.E. Walsh, C. Daly, M. Shulski, G. Hufford, D.F. Hill, S. Calos, and R. Gens, 2012: Climate divisions for Alaska based on objective methods, J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51 (7), 1276-1289.

Francis, O.P. and D.E. Atkinson, 2012: Synoptic forcing of wave state in the southeast Chukchi Sea, Alaska, at an offshore location. Natural Hazards, Volume 62, Number 3, 1169-1189, DOI:10.1007/s11069-012-0142-4.

Francis, O.P. and D.E. Atkinson, 2012: Synoptic forcing of wave state in the southeast Chukchi Sea, Alaska, at nearshore locations. Natural Hazards, Volume 62, Number 3, 1273-1300, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0148-y.

Jahn, A., K. Sterling, M.M. Holland, J. E. Kay, J.A. Maslanik, C.M. Bitz,  D.A. Bailey, J. Strœve, E.C. Hunke,  W. H. Lipscomb,  D. Pollak, 2012:  Late 20th Century Simulation of Arctic Sea Ice and Ocean Properties in the CCSM4. J. Climate, 25, 1431–1452. doi: .   

Leelasakultum, K., N. Mölders, H.N.Q. Tran, G.A. Grell, 2012: Potential Impacts of the introduction of Low-Sulfur Fuel on PM 2.5 concentrations at Breathing Level in a Subarctic City, Advances in Meteorology, 16. Doi: 10.1155/2012/427078.

Legatt, R., I. V. Polyakov, U.S. Bhatt, X. Zhang, 2012: North Atlantic Variability Driven by Atmospheric and Oceanic Stochastic Forcing in a Simple Box Model. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 64 (18695), Doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.18695.

Lieberman, R.A., R.L. Collins, B. K. Irving, 2012. Breaking waves, International Innovation, 3, 48-50.

Mölders, N., H.N.Q. Tran, Cahill, C.F., K. Leelasakultum, T.T.Tran, 2012. Assessment of WRF/Chem PM 2.5 –forecasts using mobile and fixed location data from the Fairbanks, Alaska winter 2008/09 field campaign, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 3, 180-191.

PaiMazumder, D., D. Henderson, N. Mölders, 2012. Evaluation of WRF-forecasts over Siberia: Air mass formation, clouds and precipitation, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 6, 93-110.

Sassen, K., V.K. Kayetha, J. Zhu, 2012. Ice cloud depolarization for nadir and off-nadir CALIPSO measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 39.

Tran, H.N.Q. and N. Mölders, 2012. Numerical investigations on the contribution of point-source emissions to the PM2.5-concentrations in Fairbanks, Alaska. Atmosphere Pollution Research, 3, 199-210. doi: 10.5094/APR.2012.022.

Tran, H.N.Q. and N. Mölders, 2012. Wood-burning device changeout: Modeling the impact on PM 2.5 –concentrations in a remote subarctic urban nonattainment area. Advances in Meteorology, 12pp. DOI: 10.1155/2012/853405

Tran, H.N.Q., Leelasakultum, K., Mölders, N., 2012. A tool for public PM2.5-concentration advisory based on mobile measurements. J. Environ. Protection, 3: 1671-1688; doi:10.4236/jep.2012.312183.

Tran, T.T. and N. Mölders, 2012. Potential impacts of an Emission Control Area on air quality in Alaska. Atmospheric Environment, 50, 192-202. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.039.

Walker, D., U.S. Bhatt, H.E. Epstein, P. Bieniek, J. Comiso, G.V. Frost, J. Pinzon, M.K. Raynolds, C.J. Tucker, 2012. (The Arctic) Changing Arctic Tundra Vegetation Biomass and Greenness—(in “State of the Climate in 2011”). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, (7), S138-S139.


Bieniek, P. A., U. S. Bhatt, L. A. Rundquist, S. D. Lindsey, X. Zhang, R. L. Thoman, 2011: Large-Scale Climate Controls of Interior Alaska River Ice Breakup. J. Climate, 24, 286–297.

Francis, O.P., G.G. Panteleev, and D.E. Atkinson, 2011.  Ocean wave conditions in the Chukchi Sea from satellite and in situ observations.  Geophysical Research Letters, 38, 10:1029/2011GL049839.

Mölders, N., S. E. Porter, T. T. Tran, C.F. Cahill, J. Mathis, and G. B. Newby,  2011.  The effect of unregulated ship emissions for aerosol and sulfur dioxide concentrations in southwestern Alaska.  North by 2020:  Perspectives on Alaska’s changing social-ecological systems.  A. L. Lovecraft and E. H. (eds).  UA Press:  435-456.

Mölders, N., H.N.Q. Tran, P. Quinn, K. Sassen, G.E. Shaw, and G. Kramm, 2011.  Assessment of WRF/Chem to stimulate sub-Arctic boundary layer characteristics during low solar irradiation using radiosonde, SODAR, and surface data.  Atmospheric Pollution Research:  283-299.

Tran, H.N.Q. and N. Mölders, 2011.  Investigations on Meteorological Conditions for Elevated PM2.5 in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Atmospheric Research 99(1):  39-49.

Tran, T. T., G. Newby, and N. Mölders, 2011.  Impacts of emission changes on sulfate aerosols in Alaska.  Atmospheric environment 45(18):  3078-309.


Bourne, S. M., U.S. Bhatt, J. Zhang, R. Thoman, 2010: Surface-based Temperature Inversions in Alaska from a Climate Perspective, Atmospheric Research, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.09.013.

Mesquita, M.d.S., Atkinson, D.E., and Hodges, K., 2010.  Characteristics and Variability of Storm Track in the North Pacific, Bering Sea and Alaska.  Journal of Climate.  23(2):  294-311.

Mesquita, M.d.S., D.E. Atkinson, I Simmonds, K Keay, and J. Gottschalck, 2010.  Sea-Ice Anomalies in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Relationship with Storm Tracks in the Northern Hemisphere.  Tellus A., DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2010.00483.x.

Mölders, N., S.E. Porter, C.F. Cahill, and G.A. Grell, 2010: Influence of ship emissions on air quality and input of contaminants in southern Alaska national parks and wilderness areas during the 2006 tourist season. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 1400-1413.

Pezza, AB, JAP Veiga, I Simmonds, K Keay, M.d.S. Mesquita, 2010. Environmental energetics of an exceptional high-latitude storm.  Atmospheric Science Letters, 11:39-4.

Sassen, K., J. Zhu, and V.K. Kayetha, 2010.  Probing Antarctic polar stratospheric clouds from space:  Case studies from CALIPSO and CloudSat.  Remote Sensing.

Thurairajah, B., R. L. Collins, V.L. Harvey, R.S. Liebermann, M. Gerding, K. Mizutani, and J. M. Livingstone, 2010.  Gravity Wave Activity in the Arctic Stratosphere and Mesosphere during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Stratospheric Sudden Warming Events.  Journal of Geophysical Research.  115 (D00N06).

Thurairajah, B., R.L. Collins, V.L. Harvey, R.S. Liebermann, and K. Mizutani, 2010.  Rayleigh lidar observations of reduced gravity wave activity during the formation of an elevated stratopause in 2004 at Chatanika, Alaska (65oN, 147oW).  Journal of Geophysical Research.  115 (D13109).

Yarker, M.B., D. PaiMazumder, C.F. Cahill, J. Dehn, A. Prakash, Mölders, N. Mölders, 2010. Theoretical investigations on potential impacts of high-latitude volcanic emissions of heat, aerosols and water vapor and their interactions on clouds and precipitation. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal 4: 24-44.


Barstad, I., Heikkilä, U., and Mesquita, M.d.S., 2009.  Precipitation Downscaling in Western Norway:  Time-Step Precipitation Intensity.  Annalen der Meteorlogie; Deutscher Wetterdienst (publisher); vol. 44, pp.90-91.

Mesquita, M.d.S., D. E. Atkinson, I. Simmonds, K. Keay, and J. Gottschalck, 2009.   New perspectives on the synoptic development of the severe October 1992 Nome storm.  Geophys. Res. Lett. 36:  1-5. 

PaiMazumder, D. and Mölders, N., 2009. Theoretical assessment of uncertainty in regional averages due to network density and design. J. Appl. Meteor., 48, 1643-1666.

Taylor, M.J., Y.Zhao, P.-D.Pautet, M.J.Nicolls, R.L.Collins, J. Baker-Tvedtness, C.D.Burton, B. Thurairajah, J.Reimuller, R.H.Varney, C.J.Heinselman, and K. Mizutani, 2009. Coordinated Optical and Radar Image Measurements of Noctilucent Clouds and Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys., 71, 675-687.

Thurairajah, B., R.L.Collins, and K.Mizutani, 2009. Multi-Year Temperature Measurements of the Middle Atmosphere at Chatanika, AK (65oN, 147oN). Earth Planets Space. 61(6), 755-764.

Sassen, K., and J. Zhu, 2009, A Global Survey of CALIPSO Linear Depolarization Ratios in Ice Clouds: Initial Findings, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D001H07, doi:10.1029/2009JD012279.


Campbell, J. R., and K. Sassen, Polar Stratospheric Clouds at the South Pole from Five Years of Continuous Lidar Data: Macrophysical, Optical and Thermodynamic Properties, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D20204, doi:10.1029/2007JD009680, 2008.

Campbell, J. R, M. Shiobara, 2008. Glaciation of a mixed-phase boundary layer cloud at a coastal arctic site as depicted in continuous lidar measurements. Polar Science 2, 121-127.

Campbell, J.R., K. Sassen, and E.J. Welton, 2008: Elevated Cloud and Aerosol Layer Retrievals from Micropulse Lidar Signal Profiles, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., 25, 685-700.

Li, Z., Bhatt, U.S., Mölders, N., 2008. Impact of doubled CO2 on the interaction between the regional and global water cycle in four study regions. Climate Dynamics, doi 10.1007/s00382-007-0283-4.

Li, Z., Mölders, N., 2008. Interaction of impacts of doubling CO2 and changing regional land-cover on evaporation, precipitation, and runoff at global and regional scales. Int. J. Climatol. 28: 1653-1679

Mesquita, M.d.S., Kvamstø, N.G., Sorteberg, A. and Atkinson, D.E., 2008.  Climatological Properties of Summertime Extra-Tropical Storm Tracks in the Northern Hemisphere.  Tellus A.

Mölders, N., Luijting, H., Sassen, K., 2008. Use of Atmospheric Radiation Measurements program data from Barrow, Alaska, for evaluation and development of snow albedo parameterization. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 99: 199-219.

PaiMazumder, D., Miller, J., Li, Z., Walsh, J.E., Etringer, A., McCreight, J., Zhang, T., Mölders, N., 2008. Evaluation of Community Climate System Model soil temperatures using observations from Russia. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 94: 187-213.

Sica, R.J., M.R.M. Izawa, K.A. Walker, C.Boone, S.V. Petelina, P.S. Argall, P. Bernath, G.B. Burns, V. Catoire, R.L.Collins, W.H.Daffer, C.De Clercq, Z.Y.Fan, B.J. Firanski, W.J.R.French, P.Gerard, M. Gerding, J.Granville, J.L.Inis, P.Keckhut, T.Kerzenmacher, A.R.Klekociuk, E.Kyrö, J.C.Lambert, E.J. Llewellyn, G.L.Manney, I.S.McDermid, K.Mizutani, Y.Murayama, C.Piccolo, P.Raspollini, M.Ridolfi, C.Robert, W.Steinbrecht, K.B.Strawbridge, K.Strong, R. Stübi, B. Thurairajah, 2008. Validation of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) version 2.2 temperature using ground-based and space-borne measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8.35-62.

Sassen, K., and J. Zhu, 2008:  The rainbow as interactive art: modeling the Elaison Beauty installation at SFMOMA.  Appl. Opt., 4:   H171-175.

Wang, L., and K. Sassen, 2008: Wavelet Analysis of Cirrus Multiscale Structures from Lidar Backscattering: A Cirrus Uncinus Complex Case Study. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 47, 2645-2658


Bhatt U.S., J. Zhang, W.V. Tangborn, and C.S. Lingle, L. Phillips, 2007. Examining Glacier Mass Balances with a Hierarchical Modeling Approach, Computing in Science and Engineering, 9 (2), 61-67.

PaiMazumder, D., Miller, J., Li, Z., Walsh, J.E., Etringer, A., McCreight, J., Zhang, T., Mölders, N., 2007. Evaluation of Community Climate System Model soil temperatures using observations from Russia. Theor. Appl. Climatol., doi 10.1007/s00704-007-0350-0.


Narapusetty, B., Mölders, N., 2006. Evaluation of the soil module of HTSVS by observations and a theoretically advanced numerical scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134: 2927-2942.

Polyakova E.I. , A.G. Journel, I.V. Polyakov, and U.S. Bhatt, 2006. Changing relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation and key North Atlantic climate parameters, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L03711, doi:10.1029/2005GL024573.

Sassen, K., Zhu, J., Webley, P.W., Dean, K and P. Cobb, 2006.  Volcanic Ash Plume Identification Using Polarization Lidar: Augustine Eruption, Alaska.  Geophysical Research Letteres 34, (8) doi: 10.1029/2006GL027237


Mölders, N., Jankov, M., Kramm, G. 2005. Application of Gaussian error propagation principles for theoretical assessment of model uncertainty in simulated soil processes caused by thermal and hydraulic parameters. J. Hydrometeorol., 6, 1045-1062.

Murray, C., and J. Walsh, 2005. A model ensemble assessment of the enhancement of Arctic warming by sea ice retreat. Scientific Online Letters Atmosphere, 1, 24-27.

Narapusetty, B., Mölders, N., 2005. Evaluation of snow depth and soil temperature predicted by the Hydro-Thermodynamic Soil Vegetation Scheme (HTSVS) coupled with the PennState/NCAR Mesoscale Meteorological Model (MM5). J. Appl. Meteor., 44, 1827-1843.

Sassen, K., J. R. Campbell, J. Zhu, P. Kollias, M. Shupe and C. Williams, Lidar and Triple-Wavelength Doppler Radar Measurements of the Melting Layer: A Revised Model for Dark and Bright Band Phenomena, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Vol. 44, Mar. 2005, pp301-312


Mölders, N., and M.A. Olson, 2004. Impact of urban effects on precipitation in high latitudes. J. Hydrometeor., 5, 409-429.


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