ice thickness from space: validating estimates from the laser and radar
satellite altimeters with ship-based measurements is a three year
project funded by NASA Cryosphere Program (#NNX08AQ87G) from 6/3/2008-6/2/2011 (Project
Steve Ackley (PI), UTSA
Hongjie Xie (Co-PI), UTSA
Thorsten Markus (Co-PI), NASA/GSFC
Tony Worby (Co-PI), Australian Antarctic Division
Jay Zwally (Collaborator), NASA/GSFC
Dr. Donghui Yi
Seymour Laxon (Collaborator),
Univ. Col. London
Dr. Ahmet Tekeli (Postdoc),
Ms. Burcu Cicek (PhD
Mr. Mike Lewis (PhD
awarded a NASA supplement for Education to develop "Polar and
Planetary Sciences Modules for k-12 Teachers", (30k for 2010-2011),
(PI Ackley, CoPIs Xie and Fies)
Year Annual Report (2009-2010) to NASA: (pdf)
project co-funding the
workshop "Monitoring Arctic and Antarctic sea ice form various
satellite products" held in 15-19 March, 2010 at the ISSI, Bern,
Switzerland. Workshop team leaders Burcu and Hongjie.
presentations, papers, pictures, and summary of the workshop can be
here. (note: click Cancel if it asks you to enter a
password, you will then be able to download it or view it).
Year Annual Report (2008-2009) to NASA: (pdf)
researches/publications highlighted in the
NOTUS of the AGCS Newsletter in the June 2009
Antarctic Sea Ice Workshop, Lucca, Italy (March 22-24, 2009)
Final Report (pdf)
Worby, A., A. Steer, J. Lieser, N. Galin,
D. Yi, I. Allison, P. Heil, R.A. Massom, and J. Zwally, 2010.
Regional-scale sea ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and
satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX. Deep Sea
Xie,H., S.F. Ackley, D. Yi, H.J. Zwally, P.
Wagner, B. Weissling, M. Lewis, K. Ye 2010, Sea ice thickness
distribution of the Bellingshausen Sea from surface measurements and
ICESat altimetry, Deep Sea Research, Accepted
Ozsoy-Cicek, B., Kern, S., Ackley, S.F.,
Xie, H., Tekeli, A.E., 2010. Intercomparisons of Antarctic sea ice
properties from ship observations, active and passive microwave
satellite observations in the Bellingshausen Sea. Deep Sea Research II,
M. J., Tison, J. L., Weissling, B., Delille, B., Ackley,
S. F., Brabant, F., Xie, H., 2010. Sea ice and snow cover
characteristics during the winter-spring transition in the
Bellingshausen Sea: an overview of SIMBA 2007, Deep Sea Research II
Huang, X.D., H. Xie, T.G. Liang, D. Yi,
2010. Estimating vertical error of SRTM and map-based DEMs using ICESat
altimetry data in eastern Tibetan Plateau. International J. of Remote
Weissling, B. and S.F. Ackley, Antarctic
sea ice altimetry: scale and resolution effects on derived ice thickness
distribution, IGS, Submitted, (presented at IGS Tromso Norway, June
Gao, Y., H. Xie, N. Lu, T.
Yao, and T. Liang, 2010. Toward advanced daily cloud-free snow
cover and snow water equivalent products from Terra-Aqua MODIS & Aqua
AMSR-E measurements. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.01.022.
Gao, Y., H. Xie, T. Yao, and C. Xue, 2010.
Integrated assessment on multi-temporal and multi-sensor combination for
reducing cloud obscuration of MODIS snow cover products at the Pacific
Northwestern USA. Remote Sensing of Environment,
Fan, C., H. Xie, D. Schulze-Makuch, S.F.
Ackley, 2010. A formation mechanism for hematite-rich spherules on
Mars. Planetary and Space Science 58(3):401-410,
Weissling, B., S.F. Ackley,
P. Wagner, and H. Xie, 2009. EISCAM - Digital image
acquisition and processing for sea ice parameters from ships. Cold
Regions Science and Technology, 57(1): 49-60.
Ozsoy-Cicek, B., H. Xie, S.F.
Ackley, and K. Ye, 2009. Antarctic summer sea ice
concentration and extent: comparison of ODEN 2006 ship observations,
satellite passive microwave and NIC sea ice charts. The Cryosphere,
Vol.3 (1):1-9 (link).
Wang, X. and H. Xie, 2009. New methods
for studying the spatiotemporal variation of snow cover based on
combination products of MOIDS Terra and Aqua. Journal of Hydrology,
Vol 371:192-200. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.03.028
S.F., M.J. Lewis, C.H. Fritsen, and H. Xie, 2008. Internal melting in
Antarctic sea ice: development of "Gap Layers". Geophysical Research
Letters, 35, L11503, doi:10.1029/2008GL033644