Book Chapters

  • Spreen, G. and S. Kern (2017): Chapter 9 Methods of satellite remote sensing of sea ice. pp. 239–260. In Sea Ice, D.N. Thomas (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 664 pp., ISBN: 978-1-118-77838-8doi:10.1002/9781118778371.
  • Kern, S., L. Kaleschke, G. Spreen, R. Ezraty, F. Girard-Ardhuin, G. Heygster, S. Andersen, and R. Tonboe (2008): Sea Ice Parameters from Microwave Radiometry. In Remote Sensing of the European Seas, V. Barale & M. Gade (Ed.), Springer Netherland, pp. 239–250, ISBN 978-1-4020-6771-6, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6772-3_18.
  • Spreen, G., S. Kern, and D. Stammer (2006): Utilization of Multiple Satellite Sensors to Estimate Sea Ice Volume Flux through Fram Strait. In Arctic sea ice thickness: past, present & future, P. Wadhams & G. Amanatidis (Ed.), Climate Change and Natural Hazards series 10, European Commission, Brussels, EUR 22416, pp. 176–192. [Chapter (PDF-file)]

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Barbaro, E., A. Spolaor, O. Karroca, K.-T. Park, T. Martma, E. Isaksson, J. Kohler, J.C. Gallet, M.P. Bjorkman, D. Cappelletti, G. Spreen, R. Zangrando, C. Barbante, A. Gambaro (2017) Free amino acids in the Arctic snow and ice core samples: potential markers for paleoclimatic studies. Science of the Total Environment, 607-608, 454–462, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.041.
  2. Fransson, A., M. Chierici, I. Skjelvan, A. Olsen, P. Assmy, A.K. Peterson, G. Spreen, and B. Ward (2017) Effects of sea-ice and biogeochemical processes and storms on under-ice water fCO2 during the winter-spring transition in the high Arctic Ocean: implications for sea-air CO2 fluxes. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012478. [Article (PDF-File)]
  3. Itkin, P., G. Spreen, B. Cheng, M. Doble, F. Girard-Ardhuin, J. Haapala, N. Hughes, L. Kaleschke, M. Nicolaus, J. Wilkinson (2017) Thin ice and storms: sea ice deformation from buoy arrays deployed during N-ICE2015. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(6), 4661–4674, doi:10.1002/2016JC012403. [Article (PDF-File)]
  4. Spreen, G., R. Kwok, D. Menemenlis, and A.T. Nguyen (2017) Sea ice deformation in a coupled ocean-sea ice model and in satellite remote sensing data. The Cryosphere, 11, 1553–1573, doi:10.5194/tc-11-1553-2017.  [Article (PDF-File)]
  5. King, J., G. Spreen, S. Gerland, C. Haas, S. Hendricks, L. Kaleschke and C. Wang (2017) Sea-Ice Thickness from field measurements in the north-western Barents Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(2), 1497–1512, doi:10.1002/2016JC012199.
  6. Vallelonga, P., N. Maffezzoli, A. D. Moy, M. A. J. Curran, T. R. Vance, R. Edwards, G. Hughes, E. Barker, G. Spreen, A. Saiz-Lopez, J. P. Corella, C. A. Cuevas, and A. Spolaor (2017) Sea-ice-related halogen enrichment at Law Dome, coastal East Antarctica. Clim. Past, 13, 171–184, doi:10.5194/cp-13-171-2017. [Article (PDF-File)]
  7. Assmy, P., M. Fernandez-Mendez, P. Duarte, A. Meyer, A. Randelhoff, C. Mundy, L. Olsen, H. Kauko, A. Bailey, M. Chierici, L. Cohen, A. Doulgeris, J. Ehn, A. Fransson, S. Gerland, H. Hop, S. Hudson, N. Hughes, P. Itkin, G. Johnsen, J. King, B. Koch, Z. Koenig, S. Kwasniewski, S. Laney, M. Nicolaus, A. Pavlov, C. Polashenski, C. Provost, A. Rösel, M. Sandbu, G. Spreen, L. Smedsrud, A. Sundfjord, T. Taskjelle, A. Tatarek, J. Wiktor, P. Wagner, A. Wold, H. Steen, and M. Granskog (2017) Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice. Scientific Reports, 7, 40850, doi:10.1038/srep40850. [Article (PDF-File)]
  8. Johansson, A.M., J.A. King, A.P. Doulgeris, S. Gerland, S. Singha, G. Spreen, and T. Busche (2017) Combined observations of Arctic sea ice with near-coincident colocated X-band, C-band, and L-band SAR satellite remote sensing and helicopter-borne measurements. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(1), 669–691, doi:10.1002/2016JC012273.
  9. Ressel, R., S. Singha, S. Lehner, A. Rösel, and G. Spreen (2016) Investigation into different polarimetric features for sea ice classification using X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar. IEEE J-STARS, 9(7), 3131-3143, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2539501. [Article (PDF-File)]
  10. Ye, Y., M. Shokr, G. Heygster, and G. Spreen (2016) Improving Multiyear Ice Concentration Estimates with Ice Drift. Remote Sens., 8(5), 397, doi:10.3390/rs8050397. [Article (PDF-File)]
  11. Kaleschke, L., X. Tian-Kunze, N. Maaß, A. Beitsch, A. Wernecke, M. Miernecki, G. Müller, B.H. Fock, A.M. Gierisch, K.H. Schlünzen, T. Pohlmann, M. Dobrynin, S. Hendricks, J. Asseng, R. Gerdes, P. Jochmann, N. Reimer, J. Holfort, C. Melsheimer, G. Heygster, G. Spreen, S. Gerland, J. King, N. Skou, S.S. Søbjærg, C. Haas, F. Richter, and T. Casal (2016) SMOS sea ice product: Operational application and validation in the Barents Sea marginal ice zone. Remote Sens. Environ., 180, 264-273, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.009.
  12. Krumpen, T., R. Gerdes, C. Haas, S. Hendricks, A. Herber, V. Selyuzhenok, L. Smedsrud, and G. Spreen (2016) Recent summer sea ice thickness surveys in the Fram Strait and associated ice volume fluxes. The Cryosphere, 10(2), 523-534, doi:10.5194/tc-10-523-2016. [Article (PDF-File)]
  13. Granskog, M.A., P. Assmy, S. Gerland, G. Spreen, H. Steen and L.H. Smedsrud (2016), "Arctic research on thin ice: Consequences of Arctic sea ice loss," Eos Trans. AGU, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO044097. [Article (PDF-File)]
  14. Spolaor, A., T. Opel, J.R. McConnell, O.J. Maselli, G. Spreen, C. Varin, T. Kirchgeorg, D. Fritzsche, and P. Vallelonga (2016) Halogen-based reconstruction of Russian Arctic sea ice area from the Akademii Nauk ice core (Severnaya Zemlya). The Cryosphere, 10(1), 245–256, doi:10.5194/tc-10-245-2016. [Article (PDF-File)]
  15. Hansen, E., S. Gerland, K.V. Høyland, O. Pavlova, and G. Spreen (2015) Time variability in the annual cycle of sea ice thickness in the Transpolar Drift. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(12), 8135-8150, doi:10.1002/2015JC011102. [Article (PDF-File)]
  16. Duarte, P., P. Assmy, H. Hop, G. Spreen, S. Gerland, and S.R. Hudson (2015), The importance of vertical resolution in sea ice algae production models. Journal of Marine Systems, 145, 69-90, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.12.004.
  17. Haine, T.W.N., B. Curry, R. Gerdes, E. Hansen, M. Karcher, C. Lee, B. Rudels, G. Spreen, L. de Steur, K.D. Stewart, and R. Woodgate (2015) Arctic Freshwater Export: Status, Mechanisms, and Prospects. Global and Planetary Change, 125, 13-35, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.11.013.
  18. Beckers, J.F., A.H.H. Renner, G. Spreen, S. Gerland and C. Haas (2015) Sea-ice surface roughness estimates from airborne laser scanner and laser altimeter observations in Fram Strait and north of Svalbard. Ann. Glaciol., 56(69), 235–244, doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A717. [Article (PDF-File)]
  19. Kern, S. and G. Spreen (2015) Uncertainties in Antarctic Sea-Ice Thickness Retrieval from ICESat. Ann. Glaciol., 56(69), 107–119, doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A736. [Article (PDF-File)]
  20. Hansen, E., O-C. Ekeberg, S. Gerland, O. Pavlova, G. Spreen, and M. Tschudi (2014) Variability in categories of Arctic sea ice in Fram Strait. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119(10), 7175-7189, doi:10.1002/2014JC010048. [Article (PDF-File)]
  21. Renner, A.H.H., S. Gerland, C. Haas, G. Spreen, J.F. Beckers, E. Hansen, M. Nicolaus, H. Goodwin (2014) Evidence of Arctic sea ice thinning from direct observations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(14), 5029-5036, doi:10.1002/2014GL060369. [Article (PDF-file)]
  22. Cape, M.R., M. Vernet, M. Kahru and G. Spreen (2014) Polynya dynamics drive primary production in the Larsen A and B embayments following ice shelf collapse. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119(1), 572–594, doi:10.1002/2013JC009441. [Article (PDF-file)]
  23. Assmy, P., J.K. Ehn, M. Fernández-Méndez, H. Hop, C. Katlein, A. Sundfjord, K. Bluhm, M. Daase, A. Engel, A. Fransson, M.A. Granskog, S.R. Hudson, S. Kristiansen, M. Nicolaus, I. Peeken, A.H.H. Renner, G. Spreen, A. Tatarek, and J. Wiktor (2013) Floating ice-algal aggregates below melting Arctic sea ice. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e76599, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076599. [Article (PDF-File)]
  24. Kwok, R., G. Spreen, and S. Pang (2013) Arctic sea ice circulation and drift speed: decadal trends and ocean currents. J. Geophys. Res., 118(5), 2408-2425, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20191. [Article (PDF-file)]
  25. Spreen, G., R. Kwok, and D. Menemenlis (2011) Trends in Arctic sea ice drift and role of wind forcing: 1992-2009. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L19501, doi:10.1029/2011GL048970. [Article (PDF-file)]
  26. Kern, S., L. Kaleschke, and G. Spreen (2010) Climatology of the Nordic (Irminger, Greenland, Barents, Kara, White/Pechora) Seas ice cover based on 85 GHz satellite microwave radiometry: 1992-2008. Tellus A, 62A, 411-434, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2010.00457.x. [Article (PDF-File)]
  27. Brümmer, B., G. Müller, C. Klepp, G. Spreen, R. Romeiser, and J. Horstmann (2010) Characteristics and impact of a gale-force storm field over the Norwegian Sea. Tellus A, 62A, 481-496, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2010.00448.x. [Article (PDF-file)]
  28. Spreen, G., S. Kern, D. Stammer, and E. Hansen (2009) Fram Strait sea ice volume export estimated between 2003 and 2008 from satellite data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L19502, doi:10.1029/2009GL039591. [Article (PDF-file)]
  29. Heygster, G., H. Wiebe, G. Spreen, and L. Kaleschke (2009) AMSR-E Geolocation and Validation of Sea Ice Concentrations Based on 89 GHz Data. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan, 29(1), 226-235. [Article (PDF-File)]
  30. Kern, S., M. Brath, R. Fontes, M. Gade, K.-W. Gurgel, L. Kaleschke, T. Schlick, G. Spreen, S. Schulz, A. Winderlich, and D. Stammer (2009) Multi3Scat - A helicopter-based Scatterometer for Snow Cover and Sea Ice Investigations. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 6(4), 703-707, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2009.2023823. [Article (PDF-file)]
  31. Spreen, G., L. Kaleschke, and G. Heygster (2008) Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89-GHz channels. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 113, C02S03, doi:10.1029/2005JC003384. [Article (PDF-file)]
  32. Brümmer, B., D. Schröder, G. Müller, G. Spreen, A. Jahnke-Bornemann, and J. Launiainen (2008) Impact of a Fram Strait cyclone on ice edge, drift, divergence and concentration: Possibilities and limits of an observational analysis. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 113, C12003, doi:10.1029/2007JC004149. [Article (PDF-file)]
  33. Haarpaintner, J., and G. Spreen (2007) Use of Enhanced-Resolution QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Data for Operational Ice Services and Climate Research: Sea Ice Edge, Type, Concentration, and Drift. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 45(10), 3131-3137, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2007.895419. [Article (PDF-file)]
  34. Kern, S., G. Spreen, L. Kaleschke, S. De La Rosa Höhn, and G. Heygster (2007) Polynya Signature Simulation Method polynya area in comparison to AMSR-E 89 GHz sea-ice concentrations in the Ross Sea and off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica, for 2002-05: first results. Ann. Glaciol., International Glaciological Society, 46, 409-418, doi:10.3189/172756407782871585. [Article (PDF-file)]
  35. Spreen, G., S. Kern, D. Stammer, R. Forsberg, and J. Haarpaintner (2006) Satellite-based Estimates of Sea Ice Volume Flux through Fram Strait. Ann. Glaciol., International Glaciological Society, 44, 321-328, doi:10.3189/172756406781811385. [Article (PDF-File)]
  36. Kern, S., Y. Chen, D. Stammer, and G. Spreen (2006) The Sea-Ice Compactness in the Greenland and Barents Sea during 1979-2003: Changes and Links to the Surface Air Flow. Ann. Glaciol., International Glaciological Society, 44, 30-36, doi:10.3189/172756406781811808. [Article (PDF-File)]