Linda Thielke

University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Building NW1, office N3300, phone +49-421-218-62186
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1635-2284
Twitter: @arctic_linda
E-mail: lthielke(at)iup.physik.uni-bremen.de

Curriculum Vitae and Research Interests

Linda Thielke received her MSc in Meteorology from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in September 2019. During her masters she studied one semester Arctic Geophysics at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Spring 2018. In October 2019, she started her PhD in the junior research group of remote sensing of the polar regions in the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen.

Her main research interests are in physical sea ice processes in the Arctic. Within her project she works with thermal helicopter-borne images from the MOSAiC expedition to monitor sea ice properties in the winter season. Based on gridded high-resolution surface temperatures, she investigates small-scale properties of leads and melt ponds. Her main goal is to advance thermal infrared satellite remote sensing during the polar night for Arctic sea ice.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Thielke, L., N. Fuchs, G. Spreen, B. Tremblay, G. Birnbaum, M. Huntemann, N. Hutter, P. Itkin, A. Jutila, & M. A. Webster (2022). Seasonal predictability of summer melt ponds from winter sea ice surface temperature. Earth and Space Science Open Archive [preprint; submitted to Geophysical Research Letters], 14. doi:10.1002/essoar.10512617.1
  • Thielke, L., M. Huntemann, S. Hendricks, A. Jutila, R. Ricker, & G. Spreen (2022). Sea ice surface temperatures from helicopter-borne thermal infrared imaging during the MOSAiC expedition. Sci. Data, 9, 364. doi:10.1038/s41597-022-01461-9 [Article (PDF file)]
  • Gabarró, C., P. Fabregat, F. Hernández-Macià, R. Jove, J. Salvador, G. Spreen, L. Thielke, R. Dadic, M. Huntemann, N. Kolabutin, D. Nomura, H.-R. Hannula, & M. Schneebeli (2022). First results of the ARIEL L-band radiometer on the MOSAiC Arctic Expedition during the late summer and autumn period. Elementa Sci. Anth., 10(1). doi:10.1525/elementa.2022.00031 [Article (PDF file)]
  • Nicolaus, M., D. K. Perovich, G. Spreen, M. A. Granskog, L. von Albedyll, M. Angelopoulos, P. Anhaus, S. Arndt, H. J. Belter, V. Bessonov, G. Birnbaum, J. Brauchle, R. Calmer, E. Cardellach, B. Cheng, D. Clemens-Sewall, R. Dadic, E. Damm, G. de Boer, O. Demir, K. Dethloff, D. V. Divine, A. A. Fong, S. Fons, M. M. Frey, N. Fuchs, C. Gabarró, S. Gerland, H. F. Goessling, R. Gradinger, J. Haapala, C. Haas, J. Hamilton, H.-R. Hannula, S. Hendricks, A. Herber, C. Heuzé, M. Hoppmann, K. V. Høyland, M. Huntemann, J. K. Hutchings, B. Hwang, P. Itkin, H.-W. Jacobi, M. Jaggi, A. Jutila, L. Kaleschke, C. Katlein, N. Kolabutin, D. Krampe, S. S. Kristensen, T. Krumpen, N. Kurtz, A. Lampert, B. A. Lange, R. Lei, B. Light, F. Linhardt, G. E. Liston, B. Loose, A. R. Macfarlane, M. Mahmud, I. O. Matero, S. Maus, A. Morgenstern, R. Naderpour, V. Nandan, A. Niubom, M. Oggier, N. Oppelt, F. Pätzold, C. Perron, T. Petrovsky, R. Pirazzini, C. Polashenski, B. Rabe, I. A. Raphael, J. Regnery, M. Rex, R. Ricker, K. Riemann-Campe, A. Rinke, J. Rohde, E. Salganik, R. K. Scharien, M. Schiller, M. Schneebeli, M. Semmling, E. Shimanchuk, M. D. Shupe, M. M. Smith, V. Smolyanitsky, V. Sokolov, T. Stanton, J. Stroeve, L. Thielke, A. Timofeeva, R. T. Tonboe, A. Tavri, M. Tsamados, D. N. Wagner, D. Watkins, M. Webster, & M. Wendisch (2022). Overview of the MOSAiC expedition: Snow and sea ice. Elementa Sci. Anth., 10(1), 000046. doi:10.1525/elementa.2021.000046 [Article (PDF file)]
  • Stroeve, J., V. Nandan, R. Willatt, R. Dadic, P. Rostosky, M. Gallagher, R. Mallett, A. Barrett, S. Hendricks, R. Tonboe, M. McCrystall, M. Serreze, L. Thielke, G. Spreen, T. Newman, J. Yackel, R. Ricker, M. Tsamados, A. Macfarlane, H.-R.. Hannula, & M. Schneebeli (2022). Rain on snow (ROS) understudied in sea ice remote sensing: a multi-sensor analysis of ROS during MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate). The Cryosphere, 16, 4223–4250. doi:10.5194/tc-16-4223-2022 [Article (PDF file)]

Datasets

  • Thielke, L., M. Huntemann, S. Hendricks, A. Jutila, R. Ricker, & G. Spreen (2022): Helicopter-borne thermal infrared sea ice surface temperatures during the MOSAiC expedition, version 2. PANGAEA. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.941017

Conferences and Presentations

2022

  • Thielke, L.: "Die MOSAiC Expedition: Ein Jahr im Arktischen Eis." LecturesForFutures, Uni Trier. 28 June 2022.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "High resolution helicopter-borne surface temperatures for satellite validation." ESA Living Planet Symposium, 23-27 May 2022.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "Seeing the invisble: Winter signatures of summer melt ponds." ArcTrain Annual Meeting 2022, 13-17 May 2022.

 

2021

  • Thielke, L. et al: "Leads in helicopter-borne thermal imagery during the MOSAiC winter." (AC)3 Science Conference 2021, 25-28 Oct 2021.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "Leads in helicopter-borne thermal imagery during the MOSAiC winter." ArcTrain Annual Meeting 2021, 11-15 Oct 2021.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "Thermal sea ice classification during the MOSAiC expedition." EGU General Assembly 2021, 19-30 Apr 2021.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "Thermal sea ice classification during the MOSAiC expedition." Arctic Science Summit Week 2021, 24-26 Mar 2021.

2020

  • Thielke, L. et al: "Temporal evolution of Arctic sea ice surface temperature and thin ice types from airborne thermal infrared imaging during the winter 2019/2020 MOSAiC expedition." AGU Fall Meeting 2020. AGU, 1-17 Dec 2020.
  • Thielke, L., and G. Spreen: "Sea ice remote sensing during Leg 5 of the MOSAiC expedition." EAGLE graduate program, University of Würzburg, 23 Nov 2020.
  • Thielke, L. et al: "Temporal evolution of Arctic sea ice surface temperature and thin ice types from airborne thermal infrared imaging during the winter 2019/2020 MOSAiC expedition." ArcTrain Annual Meeting, 30 Oct 2020.
  • Thielke, L., G. Spreen, and M. Huntemann: "Thermal Infrared Imaging of Sea Ice During the MOSAiC Expedition." EGU General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020.

Field Work

  • R/V Polarstern and Akademik Tryoshnikov cruise PS122/5, MOSAiC leg 5, Bremerhaven - Arctic Ocean - Bremerhaven, 3 Aug. 2020 – 12 Oct. 2020.
  • Polarsyssel, Svalbard, UNIS - Arctic Geophysics: Air-Ice-Sea Interactions, Longyearbyen - St. Jonsfjorden - Longyearbyen, Spring 2018
  • Tellumbreen/Blekumbreen, Svalbard, UNIS - Arctic Geophysics: Snow and Ice Processes, Spring 2018

Projects and Memberships

  • ArcTrain - International Research Training Group
  • MOSAiC - Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
  • APECS - Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
  • GLOMAR - MARUM Graduate School
  • DMG - Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft

Theses

  • Thielke, L., 2019: "Vertical momentum flux measurements at a Boundary Layer Tower and its parameterization in numerical atmospheric models." Master's thesis, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • Thielke, L., 2016: "Vergleich der zeitlichen Entwicklung des Trockenheitsindex und der Vegetationsbedeckung in verschiedenen Klimasystemmodellen." Bachelor's thesis, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany.