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Bergstedt H., A. Bartsch, A. Neureiter, A. Hofler, B. Widhalm, N. Pepin, J. Hjort  Deriving a Frozen Area Fraction From Metop ASCAT Backscatter Based on Sentinel-1. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2020

Strozzi T., R.Caduff, N. Jones, C. Barboux, R, Delaloye, X. Bodin, A. Kääb, E. Mätzler, L. Schrott Monitoring Rock Glacier Kinematics with Synthetic Aperture Radar. Remote Sensing 2020, 12(3), 559

Obu J., S. Westermann, G. Vieira, A. Abramov, M.R. Balks, A. Bartsch, F. Hrbáček, A. Kääb, M. Ramos Pan-Antarctic map of near-surface permafrost temperatures at 1 km2 scale. The Cryosphere, 14, 497-519, 2020

Bartsch A., B. Widhalm, M. Leibman, K. Ermokhina, T. Kumpula, A. Skarin, E.J. Wilcox, B.M. Jones, G. V. Frost, A. Höfler, G. Pointner Feasibility of tundra vegetation height retrieval from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 237, 2020, 111515


Runge A., G. Grosse Comparing Spectral Characteristics of Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Same-Day Data for Arctic-Boreal Regions. Remote Sensing 2019, 11(14), 1730

Bartsch A., M. Leibman, T. Strozzi, A. Khomutov, B. Widhalm, E. Bakina, D. Mullanurov, K. Ermokhina, C. Kroisleitner, H. Bergstedt Seasonal Progression of Ground Displacement Identified with Satellite Radar Interferometry and the Impact of Unusually Warm Conditions on Permafrost at the Yamal Peninsula in 2016. Remote Sensing 2019, 11(16), 1865

Rouyet L., T. R. Lauknes, H. H. Christiansen, S. M. Strand, Y. Larsen Seasonal dynamics of a permafrost landscape, Adventdalen, Svalbard, investigated by InSAR. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 231, 2019

Obu J., S. Westermann, A. Bartsch, N. Berdnikov, H. H. Christiansen, A. Dashtseren, R. Delaloye, B. Elberling, B. Etzelmüller, A. Kholodov, A. Khomutov, A. Kääb, M. O. Leibman, A. G. Lewkowicz, S. K. Panda, V. Romanovsky, R. G. Way, A. Westergaard-Nielsen, T. Wu, J. Yamkhin, D. Zou Northern Hemisphere permafrost map based on TTOP modelling for 2000-2016 at 1 km2 scale. Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 193, 2019, Pages 299-316

Muster S., W.J. Riley, K. Roth, M. Langer, F. Cresto Aleina, C.D. Koven, S. Lange, A. Bartsch, G. Grosse, C.J. Wilson, B. Jones, B. Boike Size distributions of Arctic waterbodies reveal consistent relations in their statistical moments in space and time. Front. Earth Sci., 29 January 2019.

Chen, X., Liu L., Bartsch, A. Detecting soil freeze/thaw onsets in Alaska using SMAP and ASCAT data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 220, 2019, Pages 59-70.


Nitze, I., G. Grosse, B. M. Jones, V. E. Romanovsky and J. Boike Remote sensing quantifies widespread abundance of permafrost region disturbances across the Arctic and Subarctic. Nature Communications, volume 9, Article number: 5423, 2018.

Chen, J., F. Günther, G. Grosse, L. Liu, and H. Lin Sentinel-1 InSAR Measurements of Elevation Changes over Yedoma Uplands on Sobo-Sise Island, Lena Delta. Remote Sensing, 10(7), 2018.

Jones, B.M., Farquharson, L.M., Baughman, C.A., Buzard, R.M., Arp, C., Grosse, G., Bull, D.L., Guenther, F., Nitze, I., Urban, F.E., Kasper, J., Frederick, J., Thomas, M., Jones, C., Mota, A., Dallimore, S., Tweedie, C.E., Maio, C., Mann, D.H., Richmond, B., Gibs, A., Xiao, M., Sachs, T., Iwahana, G., Kanevskiy, M., Romanovsky, V. A decade of remotely sensed observations highlight complex processes linked to coastal permafrost bluff erosion in the Arctic. Environmental Research Letters 13(11), 2018.

B. Widhalm, A. Bartsch, A. Roth and M. Leibman Classification of Tundra Regions with Polarimetric TerraSAR-X Data. IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, 2018, pp. 8551-8554.

Katey W.A., T. Schneider von Deimling, I. Nitze, S. Frolking, A. Emond, R. Daanen, P. Anthony, P. Lindgren, B. Jones & G. Grosse  21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerated by abrupt thaw beneath lakes. Nature Communications, volume 9, Article number: 3262, 2018.

Strozzi, T.; Antonova, S.; Günther, F.; Mätzler, E.; Vieira, G.; Wegmüller, U.; Westermann, S.; Bartsch, A. Sentinel-1 SAR Interferometry for Surface Deformation Monitoring in Low-Land Permafrost Areas. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1360.

Kroisleitner, C., Bartsch, A., and Bergstedt, H.: Circumpolar patterns of potential mean annual ground temperature based on surface state obtained from microwave satellite data, The Cryosphere, 12, 2349-2370,, 2018.

Tape KD, Jones BM, Arp CD, Nitze I, Grosse G.  Tundra be dammed: Beaver colonization of the Arctic. Glob Change Biol. 2018, 1–11.

Lara, M. J., Nitze, I., Grosse, G., McGuire, D.  Tundra landform and vegetation productivity trend maps for the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska. Sci. Data 5:180058, 2018.

Narama C., M. Daiyrov, M. Duishonakunov, T. Tadono, H. Sato, A. Kääb, J.Ukita, and K. Abdrakhmatov .  Large drainages from short-lived glacial lakes in the Teskey Range, Tien Shan Mountains, Central Asia. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18, 983-995, 2018.

Daiyrov M., C. Narama, T. Yamanokuchi, T. Tadono, A. Kääb, J. Ukita T. Regional geomorphological conditions related to recent changes of glacial lakes in the Issyk-Kul basin, northern Tien Shan. Geosciences, 8(3), 99, 2018.

Widhalm, B.; Bartsch, A.; Goler, R. Simplified Normalization of C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Terrestrial Applications in High Latitude Environments. Remote Sensing, 10, 551, 2018.

Antonova  S., Sudhaus, H., Strozzi, T., Zwieback, S., Kääb, A., Heim, B., Langer, M., Bornemann, N., Boike J. Thaw subsidence of a yedoma landscape in northern Siberia, measured in situ and estimated from TerraSAR-X Interferometry. Remote Sensing, 10, 494, 2018.

Lara, M.J.; Nitze, I.; Grosse, G.; Martin P. & A. D. McGuire Reduced arctic tundra productivity linked with landform and climate change interactions. Scientific Reports  8, 2345, 2018.

Kääb, A.; Leinss, S.; Gilbert, A.; Bühler,Y.; Gascoin,S.; Evans, S.G.; Bartelt,P.; Berthier, E.; Brun, F.; Chao,W.; Farinotti, D.; Gimbert, F.; Guo, W.; Huggel, C.; Kargel, J.; Leonard, G.; Tian, L.; Treichler, D.; Yao, T. Massive collapse of two glaciers in western Tibet in 2016 after surge-like instability. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0039-7, 2018.

Stettner, S.; Beamish, A.L.; Bartsch, A.; Heim, B.; Grosse, G.; Roth, A.; Lantuit, H. Monitoring Inter- and Intra-Seasonal Dynamics of Rapidly Degrading Ice-Rich Permafrost Riverbanks in the Lena Delta with TerraSAR-X Time Series. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 51, 2018.


Westermann, S., Peter, M., Langer, M., Schwamborn, G., Schirrmeister, L., Etzelmüller, B., and Boike, J. Transient modeling of the ground thermal conditions using satellite data in the Lena River delta, Siberia
The Cryosphere, 11, 1441-1463, 2017.

Nitze, I.; Grosse, G.; Jones, B.M.; Arp, C.D.; Ulrich, M.; Fedorov, A.; Veremeeva, A. Landsat-Based Trend Analysis of Lake Dynamics across Northern Permafrost Regions.
Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 640, 2017.

Trofaier, A. M., Westermann, S., Bartsch, A. Progress in space-borne studies of permafrost for climate science: Towards a multi-ECV approach.
Remote Sensing of Environment. in press.

Muster, S., Roth, K., Langer, M., Lange, S., Cresto Aleina, F., Bartsch, A., Morgenstern, A., Grosse, G., Jones, B., Sannel, A. B. K., Sjöberg, Y., Günther, F., Andresen, C., Veremeeva, A., Lindgren, P. R., Bouchard, F., Lara, M. J., Fortier, D., Charbonneau, S., Virtanen, T. A., Hugelius, G., Palmtag, J., Siewert, M. B., Riley, W. J., Koven, C. D., and Boike, J.: PeRL: A Circum-Arctic Permafrost Region Pond and Lake Database
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 317-348,, 2017.


Antonova, S.; Duguay, C.R.; Kääb, A.; Heim, B.; Langer, M.; Westermann, S.; Boike, J. Monitoring Bedfast Ice and Ice Phenology in Lakes of the Lena River Delta Using TerraSAR-X Backscatter and Coherence Time Series
Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 903.

Bartsch, A.; Grosse, G.; Kääb, A.; Westermann, S.; Strozzi, T.; Wiesmann, A.; Duguay, C.; Seifert, F. M.; Obu, J.; Goler, R.: GlobPermafrost – How space-based earth observation supports understanding of permafrost.
Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium, pp. 6.

Bartsch, A.; Höfler, A.; Kroisleitner, C.; Trofaier, A. M.: Land Cover Mapping in Northern High Latitude Permafrost Regions with Satellite Data: Achievements and Remaining Challenges. Remote Sens., 8(12), 979, doi:10.3390/rs8120979


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