Kristoffer Aalstad

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
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Academic interests

Using data assimilation (Bayesian inference) to fuse observations and models, helping to improve our understanding of the changing Earth system in cold regions. I'm currently working on snow reanalysis using satellites and surface flux inversion using drone swarms. 

Background

2019-now: Researcher, Department of Geosciences, Uni. Oslo

2015-2019: PhD, Department of Geosciences, Uni. Oslo

2017-2018: Visiting researcher, NCAR (Boulder, CO, USA)

2015: MSc Meteorology, Department of Geosciences, Uni. Oslo

2013: BSc Physics, Department of Physics, Uni. Oslo

 

Tags: Data assimilation, Remote sensing, Meteorology, Snow, Permafrost, Inverse modeling, Bayesian inference

Publications

  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian & Bertino, Laurent (2020). Evaluating satellite retrieved fractional snow-covered area at a high-Arctic site using terrestrial photography. Remote Sensing of Environment.  ISSN 0034-4257.  239 . doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111618 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Fiddes, Joel; Aalstad, Kristoffer & Westermann, Sebastian (2019). Hyper-resolution ensemble-based snow reanalysis in mountain regions using clustering. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.  ISSN 1027-5606.  23(11), s 4717- 4736 . doi: 10.5194/hess-23-4717-2019 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Yilmaz, Yeliz; Aalstad, Kristoffer & Sen, Omer L. (2019). Multiple remotely sensed lines of evidence for a depleting seasonal snowpack in the near east. Remote Sensing.  ISSN 2072-4292.  11(5) . doi: 10.3390/rs11050483 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Schuler, Thomas; Boike, Julia & Bertino, Laurent (2018). Ensemble-based assimilation of fractional snow-covered area satellite retrievals to estimate the snow distribution at Arctic sites. The Cryosphere.  ISSN 1994-0416.  12(1), s 247- 270 . doi: 10.5194/tc-12-247-2018 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Aalstad, Kristoffer & Westermann, Sebastian (2020). ACS_Bayelva_class: 302 high-resolution snow cover maps covering the 2012-2017 snowmelt seasons in the Bayelva catchment (Svalbard, Norway). Show summary
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Fiddes, Joel; Karsten, Logan; McCreight, James & Bertino, Laurent (2020). Testing ensemble-based snow reanalysis in the Lakes basin using the ASO.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Fiddes, Joel; McCreight, James & Bertino, Laurent (2020). Retrieving, validating, and assimilating fractional snow-covered area from emerging optical satellites for snow reanalysis. Show summary
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Pirk, Norbert; Fiddes, Joel; Karsten, Logan; McCreight, James; Alonso-Gonzalez, Esteban & Bertino, Laurent (2020). Constraining land surface models with emerging observations.
  • Yilmaz, Yeliz A.; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Filhol, Simon Vincent P; Stordal, Frode & Tallaksen, Lena M. (2020). Fennoscandian snow cover phenology from MODIS, CLM5, and climate reanalyses.
  • Yilmaz, Yeliz A.; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Filhol, Simon Vincent P; Stordal, Frode & Tallaksen, Lena M. (2020). Scandinavian snow cover phenology from MODIS, CLM, and reanalyses.
  • Yilmaz, Yeliz A.; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Filhol, Simon Vincent P; Stordal, Frode & Tallaksen, Lena M. (2020). The Representation of the Fennoscandian Snow Cover Phenology in Reanalyses and CLM5 during the MODIS-era. Show summary
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian & Bertino, Laurent (2019). Ensemble-based retrospective analysis of the seasonal snowpack. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 2186. Show summary
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Fiddes, Joel & Bertino, Laurent (2019). Retrieving the depletion of snow-covered area from multiple optical satellite sensors with applications for SWE reanalysis.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Bertino, Laurent; Schuler, Thomas; Boike, Julia & Karsten, Logan (2018). Towards high-resolution Bayesian snow reconstruction in permafrost regions.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Karsten, Logan; Fiddes, Joel & Bertino, Laurent (2018). Snow history matching in mountainous terrain.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Karsten, Logan; Gutmann, Ethan; McCreight, James; Fiddes, Joel & Bertino, Laurent (2018). Ensemble-based reanalysis of the seasonal montane snowpack: Lessons from the ASO.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Schuler, Thomas; Boike, Julia & Bertino, Laurent (2017). Ensemble-based subgrid snow data assimilation.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Schuler, Thomas; Boike, Julia & Bertino, Laurent (2017). Towards High-Resolution SWE Mapping in Permafrost Regions.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Schuler, Thomas; Boike, Julia & Bertino, Laurent (2017). Towards High-Resolution SWE Mapping in Permafrost Regions.
  • Christakos, Konstantinos; Varlas, George; Cheliotis, Ioannis; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Papadopoulos, Anastasios; Katsafados, Petros & Steeneveld, Gert Jan (2017). Quantitative variability of renewable energy resources in Norway.
  • Leclercq, Paul Willem; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Altena, Bas & Elvehøy, Hallgeir (2017). Modelling of glacier surface mass balance with assimilation of glacier mass balance and snow cover observations from remote sensing.
  • Leclercq, Paul Willem; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Elvehøy, Hallgeir & Altena, Bas (2016). Assimilation of glacier mass balance and snow cover fraction observations in a glacier surface mass balance model.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Bertino, Laurent & Westermann, Sebastian (2016). An ensemble-based subgrid snow data assimilation framework.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian & Bertino, Laurent (2016). An ensemble-based snow data assimilation framework.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian & Bertino, Laurent (2016). An ensemble-based subgrid snow data assimilation framework.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian & Bertino, Laurent (2016). An ensemble-based subgrid snow data assimilation framework applied to the southern Swiss alps.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer; Westermann, Sebastian; Boike, Julia; Bertino, Laurent & Aas, Kjetil Schanke (2016). An ensemble-based snow data assimilation framework with applications to permafrost modeling.
  • Leclercq, Paul Willem; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Elvehøy, Hallgeir & Altena, Bas (2016). Assimilation of glacier mass balance and snow cover fraction observations in a glacier surface mass balance model.
  • Schuler, Thomas; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Aas, Kjetil Schanke; Burkhart, John; Dunse, Thorben; Filhol, Simon; Hulth, John; Østby, Torbjørn Ims & Westermann, Sebastian (2016). Towards real-time snow products for Svalbard.
  • Westermann, Sebastian; Langer, Moritz; Østby, Torbjørn Ims; Peter, Maria; Boike, Julia; Gisnås, Kjersti; Aalstad, Kristoffer; Schuler, Thomas; Etzelmüller, Bernd; Jaroslav, Obu; Georg, Schwamborn & Lutz, Schirrmeister (2016). Mapping the thermal state of permafrost through modeling and remote sensing.
  • Aalstad, Kristoffer & Berntsen, Terje Koren (2015). Applying the Eddy Covariance Method Under Difficult Conditions. Show summary

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Published Oct. 15, 2015 3:37 PM - Last modified Jan. 19, 2021 2:18 PM