List of LATICE related publications, organized by year.


Zweigel, R. B., Westermann, S., Nitzbon, J., Langer, M., Boike, J., Etzelmüller, B., and Schuler, T. V. (2021). Simulating Snow Redistribution and its Effect on Ground Surface Temperature at a High-Arctic Site on Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(3). DOI:10.1029/2020JF005673

Stuenzi, S. M., Boike, J., Cable, W., Herzschuh, U., Kruse, S., Pestryakova, L. A., Schneider von Deimling, T., Westermann, S., Zakharov, E. S., and Langer, M. (2021). Variability of the surface energy balance in permafrost-underlain boreal forest. Biogeosciences, 18(2):343–365. DOI:10.5194/bg-18-343-2021

Salzano, R., Aalstad, K., Boldrini, E., Gallet, J.-C., Kępski, D., Luks, B., Nilsen, L., Salvatori, R., and Westermann, S. (2021). Terrestrial photography applications on snow cover in Svalbard. In Moreno-Ibáñez et al., editors, SESS Report 2020, Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System, pages 236–251. Longyearbyen. DOI:10.5281/ZENODO.4294084

Ramage, J., Jungsberg, L., Wang, S., Westermann, S., Lantuit, H., and Heleniak, T. (2021). Population living on permafrost in the Arctic. Population and Environment, pages 1573–7810. DOI:10.1007/s11111-020-00370-6

Horvath, P., Tang, H., Halvorsen, R., Stordal, F., Tallaksen, L. M., Berntsen, T. K., and Bryn, A. (2021). Improving the representation of high-latitude vegetation distribution in dynamic global vegetation models. Biogeosciences, 18(1):95–112. DOI:10.5194/bg-18-95-2021

Burkhart, J. F., Matt, F. N., Helset, S., Sultan Abdella, Y., Skavhaug, O., and Silantyeva, O. (2021). Shyft v4.8: a framework for uncertainty assessment and distributed hydrologic modeling for operational hydrology. Geoscientific Model Development, 14(2):821–842. DOI:10.5194/gmd-14-821-2021


Kumkar, Y., Astrup, R., Stordal, F., and Bright, R. M. (2020). Quantifying Regional Surface Energy Responses to Forest Structural Change in Nordic Fennoscandia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(15). DOI:10.1029/2019JD032092

Eriksrød, J. H. H., Burkhart, J. F., Lande, T. S., and Hamran, S. (2020). Bistatic SAR Radar for Long-Term Snow Pack Monitoring. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 58(1):218–226. DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2019.2935781

Sporre, M. K., Blichner, S. M., Schrödner, R., Karset, I. H. H., Berntsen, T. K., van Noije, T., Bergman, T., O'Donnell, D., and Makkonen, R. (2020). Large difference in aerosol radiative effects from BVOC-SOA treatment in three Earth system models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(14):8953–8973. DOI:10.5194/acp-20-8953-2020

Simensen, T., Horvath, P., Vollering, J., Erikstad, L., Halvorsen, R., and Bryn, A. (2020). Composite landscape predictors improve distribution models of ecosystem types. Diversity and Distributions, 26(8):928–943. DOI:10.1111/ddi.13060

Seland, Ø., Bentsen, M., Olivié, D., Toniazzo, T., Gjermundsen, A., Graff, L. S., Debernard, J. B., Gupta, A. K., He, Y.-C., Kirkevåg, A., Schwinger, J., Tjiputra, J., Aas, K. S., Bethke, I., Fan, Y., Griesfeller, J., Grini, A., Guo, C., Ilicak, M., Karset, I. H. H., Landgren, O., Liakka, J., Moseid, K. O., Nummelin, A., Spensberger, C., Tang, H., Zhang, Z., Heinze, C., Iversen, T., and Schulz, M. (2020). Overview of the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM2) and key climate response of CMIP6 DECK historical and scenario simulations. Geoscientific Model Development, 13(12):6165–6200. DOI:10.5194/gmd-13-6165-2020

Obu, J., Westermann, S., Vieira, G., Abramov, A., Balks, M. R., Bartsch, A., Hrbáček, F., Kääb, A., and Ramos, M. (2020). Pan-Antarctic map of near-surface permafrost temperatures at 1 km2 scale. The Cryosphere, 14(2):497–519. DOI:10.5194/tc-14-497-2020

Nitzbon, J., Westermann, S., Langer, M., Martin, L. C. P., Strauss, J., Laboor, S., and Boike, J. (2020b). Fast response of cold ice-rich permafrost in northeast Siberia to a warming climate. Nature Communications, 11(1). DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-15725-8

Myers-Smith, I. H., Kerby, J. T., Phoenix, G. K., Bjerke, J. W., Epstein, H. E., Assmann, J. J., John, C., Andreu-Hayles, L., Angers-Blondin, S., Beck, P. S. A., Berner, L. T., Bhatt, U. S., Bjorkman, A. D., Blok, D., Bryn, A., Christiansen, C. T., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cunliffe, A. M., Elmendorf, S. C., Forbes, B. C., Goetz, S. J., Hollister, R. D., de Jong, R., Loranty, M. M., Macias-Fauria, M., Maseyk, K., Normand, S., Olofsson, J., Parker, T. C., Parmentier, F.-J. W., Post, E., Schaepman-Strub, G., Stordal, F., Sullivan, P. F., Thomas, H. J. D., Tømmervik, H., Treharne, R., Tweedie, C. E., Walker, D. A., Wilmking, M., and Wipf, S. (2020). Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic. Nature Climate Change, 10(2):106–117. DOI:10.1038/s41558-019-0688-1

Chaudhary, N., Westermann, S., Lamba, S., Shurpali, N., Sannel, A. B. K., Schurgers, G., Miller, P. A., and Smith, B. (2020). Modelling past and future peatland carbon dynamics across the pan-Arctic. Global Change Biology, 26(7):4119–4133. DOI:10.1111/gcb.15099

Chadburn, S. E., Aalto, T., Aurela, M., Baldocchi, D., Biasi, C., Boike, J., Burke, E. J., Comyn-Platt, E., Dolman, A. J., Duran-Rojas, C., Fan, Y., Friborg, T., Gao, Y., Gedney, N., Göckede, M., Hayman, G. D., Holl, D., Hugelius, G., Kutzbach, L., Lee, H., Lohila, A., Parmentier, F.-J. W., Sachs, T., Shurpali, N. J., and Westermann, S. (2020). Modeled Microbial Dynamics Explain the Apparent Temperature Sensitivity of Wetland Methane Emissions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 34(11):e2020GB006678. DOI:10.1029/2020GB006678

Cai, L., Lee, H., Aas, K. S., and Westermann, S. (2020). Projecting circum-Arctic excess-ground-ice melt with a sub-grid representation in the Community Land Model. The Cryosphere, 14(12):4611–4626. DOI:10.5194/tc-14-4611-2020

Bryn, A. and Horvath, P. (2020). Kartlegging av NiN naturtyper i målestokk 1:5000 rundt flux-tårnet og på Hansbunuten Finse Vestland. NHM Rapport 96, 28 sider. Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN: 978-82-7970-122-4.

Bhattarai, B. C., Silantyeva, O., Teweldebrhan, A. T., Helset, S., Skavhaug, O., and Burkhart, J. F. (2020). Impact of Catchment Discretization and Imputed Radiation on Model Response: A Case Study from Central Himalayan Catchment. Water, 12(9). DOI:10.3390/w12092339

Aalstad, K., Westermann, S., and Bertino, L. (2020). Evaluating satellite retrieved fractional snow-covered area at a high-Arctic site using terrestrial photography. Remote Sensing of Environment, 239:111618. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111618

Nitzbon, J., Langer, M., Martin, L. C. P., Westermann, S., Schneider von Deimling, T., and Boike, J. (2020). Effects of multi-scale heterogeneity on the simulated evolution of ice-rich permafrost lowlands under a warming climate. The Cryosphere Discussions, 2020:1–29. DOI:10.5194/tc-2020-137


Eriksen, E. L., Ullerud, H. A., Halvorsen, R., Aune, S., Bratli, H., Horvath, P., Volden, I. K., Wollan, A. K., and Bryn, A. (2019). Point of view: error estimation in field assignment of land-cover types. Phytocoenologia, 49(2):135–148. DOI:10.1127/phyto/2018/0293

Zwieback, S., Westermann, S., Langer, M., Boike, J., Marsh, P., and Berg, A. (2019). Improving Permafrost Modeling by Assimilating Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture. Water Resources Research, 55(3):1814–1832. DOI:10.1029/2018WR023247

Yilmaz, Y. A., Aalstad, K., and Sen, O. L. (2019). Multiple Remotely Sensed Lines of Evidence for a Depleting Seasonal Snowpack in the Near East. Remote Sensing, 11(5). DOI:10.3390/rs11050483

Sporre, M. K., Blichner, S. M., Karset, I. H. H., Makkonen, R., and Berntsen, T. K. (2019). BVOC-aerosol-climate feedbacks investigated using NorESM. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(7):4763–4782. DOI:10.5194/acp-19-4763-2019

Obu, J., Westermann, S., Bartsch, A., Berdnikov, N., Christiansen, H. H., Dashtseren, A., Delaloye, R., Elberling, B., Etzelmüller, B., Kholodov, A., Khomutov, A., Kääb, A., Leibman, M. O., Lewkowicz, A. G., Panda, S. K., Romanovsky, V., Way, R. G., Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Wu, T., Yamkhin, J., and Zou, D. (2019). Northern Hemisphere permafrost map based on TTOP modelling for 2000–2016 at 1 km2 scale. Earth-Science Reviews, 193:299–316. DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.04.023

Martin, L. C. P., Nitzbon, J., Aas, K. S., Etzelmüller, B., Kristiansen, H., and Westermann, S. (2019). Stability Conditions of Peat Plateaus and Palsas in Northern Norway. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 124(3):705–719. DOI:10.1029/2018JF004945

Erlandsen, H. B., Tallaksen, L. M., and Kristiansen, J. (2019). Merits of novel high-resolution estimates and existing long-term estimates of humidity and incident radiation in a complex domain. Earth System Science Data, 11(2):797–821. DOI:10.5194/essd-11-797-2019

Aas, K. S., Martin, L., Nitzbon, J., Langer, M., Boike, J., Lee, H., Berntsen, T. K., and Westermann, S. (2019). Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model. The Cryosphere, 13(2):591–609. DOI:10.5194/tc-13-591-2019

Pall, P., Tallaksen, L. M., and Stordal, F. (2019). A Climatology of Rain-on-Snow Events for Norway. Journal of Climate, 32(20):6995–7016. DOI:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0529.1

Horvath, P., Halvorsen, R., Stordal, F., Tallaksen, L. M., Tang, H., and Bryn, A. (2019). Distribution modelling of vegetation types based on area frame survey data. Applied Vegetation Science, 22(4):547–560. DOI:10.1111/avsc.12451

Fiddes, J., Aalstad, K., and Westermann, S. (2019). Hyper-resolution ensemble-based snow reanalysis in mountain regions using clustering. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23(11):4717–4736. DOI:10.5194/hess-23-4717-2019

Bryn, A., Habberstad, M.-Ø., Hjelle, A., Horvath, P., Langen, M., Lund, O., Torma, M., and Volden, I. (2019). Folkeforskning om klima og skoggrenser. In Lerkelund, H., editor, Forskning i Friluft 2018, pages 277–283.

Ullerud, H. A., Bryn, A., and Skånes, H. (2019). Bridging theory and implementation - Testing an abstract classification system for practical mapping by field survey and 3D aerial photographic interpretation. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 73(5):301–317. DOI:10.1080/00291951.2020.1717595


Teweldebrhan, A. T., Burkhart, J. F., and Schuler, T. V. (2018). Parameter uncertainty analysis for an operational hydrological model using residual-based and limits of acceptability approaches. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(9):5021–5039. DOI:10.5194/hess-22-5021-2018

Matt, F. N. and Burkhart, J. F. (2018). Assessing Satellite-Derived Radiative Forcing From Snow Impurities Through Inverse Hydrologic Modeling. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(8):3531–3541. DOI:10.1002/2018GL077133

Aune, S., Bryn, A., and Hovstad, K. A. (2018). Loss of semi-natural grassland in a boreal landscape: impacts of agricultural intensification and abandonment. Journal of Land Use Science, 13(4):375–390. DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2018.1539779

Nilsen, I. B. (2018). Hydroclimatological WRF model results for diagnosing land-atmosphere coupling in a seasonally snow-covered region (South Norway). DOI:10.11582/2018.00019

Töpper, J. P., Meineri, E., Olsen, S. L., Rydgren, K., Skarpaas, O., and Vandvik, V. (2018). The devil is in the detail: Nonadditive and context-dependent plant population responses to increasing temperature and precipitation. Global Change Biology, 24(10):4657–4666. DOI:10.1111/gcb.14336

Kjellman, S. E., Axelsson, P. E., Etzelmüller, B., Westermann, S., and Sannel, A. B. K. (2018). Holocene development of subarctic permafrost peatlands in Finnmark northern Norway. The Holocene, 28(12):1855–1869. DOI:10.1177/0959683618798126

Strozzi, T., Antonova, S., Günther, F., Mätzler, E., Vieira, G., Wegmüller, U., Westermann, S., and Bartsch, A. (2018). Sentinel-1 SAR Interferometry for Surface Deformation Monitoring in Low-Land Permafrost Areas. Remote Sensing, 10(9). DOI:10.3390/rs10091360

Aalstad, K., Westermann, S., Schuler, T. V., Boike, J., and Bertino, L. (2018). Ensemble-based assimilation of fractional snow-covered area satellite retrievals to estimate the snow distribution at Arctic sites. The Cryosphere, 12(1):247–270. DOI:10.5194/tc-12-247-2018

Matt, F. N., Burkhart, J. F., and Pietikäinen, J.-P. (2018). Modelling hydrologic impacts of light absorbing aerosol deposition on snow at the catchment scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(1):179–201. DOI:10.5194/hess-22-179-2018

Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Karami, M., Hansen, B. U., Westermann, S., and Elberling, B. (2018). Contrasting temperature trends across the ice-free part of Greenland. Scientific Reports, 8(1). DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-19992-w

Boike, J., Juszak, I., Lange, S., Chadburn, S., Burke, E., Overduin, P. P., Roth, K., Ippisch, O., Bornemann, N., Stern, L., Gouttevin, I., Hauber, E., and Westermann, S. (2018). A 20-year record (1998-2017) of permafrost active layer and meteorological conditions at a high Arctic permafrost research site (Bayelva Spitsbergen). Earth System Science Data, 10(1):355–390. DOI:10.5194/essd-10-355-2018

Ullerud, H. A., Bryn, A., Halvorsen, R., and Hemsing, L. Ø. (2018). Consistency in land-cover mapping: Influence of field workers spatial scale and classification system. Applied Vegetation Science, 21(2):278–288. DOI:10.1111/avsc.12368

Bryn, A., Strand, G.-H., Angeloff, M., and Rekdal, Y. (2018). Land cover in Norway based on an area frame survey of vegetation types. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 72(3):131–145. DOI:10.1080/00291951.2018.1468356

Bryn, A. and Potthoff, K. (2018). Elevational treeline and forest line dynamics in Norwegian mountain areas - a review. Landscape Ecology, 33(8):1225–1245. DOI:10.1007/s10980-018-0670-8

Rizzi, J., Nilsen, I. B., Stagge, J. H., Gisnås, K., and Tallaksen, L. M. (2017). Five decades of warming: impacts on snow cover in Norway. Hydrology Research, 49(3):670–688. DOI:10.2166/nh.2017.051


Bryn, A. & Potthoff, K. (2017): 20th century Betula pubescens subsp. czerepanovii tree- and forest lines in Norway. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e22093.

Rydsaa, J.H., Stordal, F., Bryn, A. & Tallaksen, L.M. (2017): Effects of shrub and tree cover increase on the near-surface atmosphere in northern Fennoscandia. Biogeosciences 14: 4209-2017. 

Rizzi, J. Nilsen, I.B., Stagge, J.H., Gisnås, K., and Tallaksen, L.M. (2017): Five decades of warming: impacts on snow in Norway. Hydrology research. DOI: 10.2166/nh.2017.051.

D'Amboise, C. J. L., Müller, K., Oxarango, L., Morin, S., and Schuler, T. V. (2017). Implementation of a physically based water percolation routine in the Crocus/SURFEX (V7.3) snowpack model, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3547-3566, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-3547-2017.

Østby, T. I., Schuler, T. V., Hagen, J. O., Hock, R., Kohler, J. and Reijmer, C. H. (2017). Diagnosing the decline in climatic mass balance of glaciers in Svalbard over 1957-2014, The Cryosphere, 11, 191-215, doi:10.5194/tc-11-191-2017.

Aalstad, K., Westermann, S., Schuler, T. V., Boike, J., Bertino, L.: Ensemble-based assimilation of fractional snow covered area satellite retrievals to estimate snow distribution at a high Arctic site, The Cryosphere,, accepted, 2017.

Chadburn, S., Krinner, G., Porada, P., Bartsch, A., Beer, C., Belelli Marchesini, L., Boike, J., Elberling, B., Friborg, T., Hugelius, G., Johansson, M., Kuhry, P., Kutzbach, L., Langer, M., Lund, M., Parmentier, F.-J., Peng, S., Van Huissteden, K., Wang, T., Westermann, S., Zhu, D., Burke, E.: Carbon stocks and fluxes in the high latitudes: Using site-level data to evaluate Earth system models, Biogeosciences, 14, 5143-5169,, 2017.

Kępski, D., Luks, B., Migała, K., Wawrzyniak, T., Westermann, S., Wojtuń, B.: Terrestrial Remote Sensing of Snowmelt in a Diverse High-Arctic Tundra Environment Using Time-Lapse Imagery, Remote Sensing, 9 (7), 733, doi:10.3390/rs9070733, 2017.

Westermann, S., Peter, M., Langer, M., Schwamborn, G., Schirrmeister, L., Etzelmüller, B., Boike, J.: Transient modeling of the ground thermal conditions using satellite data in the Lena River Delta, Siberia, The Cryosphere, 11, 1441-1463, doi:10.5194/tc-11-1441-2017, 2017.

Trofaier, A., 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. Doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.05.021

Chadburn, S., Burke, E., Cox, P., Friedlingstein, P., Hugelius, G., Westermann, S.: An observation-based constraint on permafrost loss as a function of global warming, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3262, 2017.

Borge, A., Westermann, S., Solheim, I., & B., Etzelmüller. 2017: Strong degradation of palsas and peat plateaus in northern Norway during the last 60 years. The Cryosphere, 11, 1-16, doi:10.5194/tc-11-1-2017.

Erlandsen, H., I. Haddeland, L. Tallaksen, and J. Kristiansen, 2017: The Sensitivity of the Terrestrial Surface Energy and Water Balance Estimates in the WRF Model to Lower Surface Boundary Representations: A South Norway Case Study. J. Hydrometeor. 18, 265–284, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0146.1.

Schanke Aas, K., Gisnås, K., Westermann, S., & T., Berntsen. 2017: A tiling approach to represent sub-grid snow variability in coupled land-surface-atmosphere model. Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0026.1.


Gisnås, K., Etzelmüller, B., Lussana, C., Hjort, J., Sannel, B., Isaksen, K., Westermann, S., Kuhry, P., Christiansen, H.H., Frampton, A., & J., Åkerman. 2016: Permafrost map for Norway. Sweden and Finland, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, doi:10.1002/ppp.1922.

Gisnås, K., Westermann, S., Schuler, T. V., Melvold, K., and B., Etzelmüller. 2016: Small-scale variation of snow in a regional permafrost model. The Cryosphere, 10, 1201-1215.

Langer, M., Westermann, S., Boike, J., Kirillin, G., Grosse, G., Peng, S., G., Krinner: Rapid degradation of permafrost underneath waterbodies in tundra landscapes - Toward a representation of thermokarst in land surface models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, accepted.

Steiger, C., Etzelmüller, B., Westermann, S., Myhra, K.: Modelling the permafrost distribution in steep rock walls in Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology/Norsk Geologisk Forening, 96 (4), 1-13, 2016.

Westermann, S., Langer, M., Boike, J., Heikenfeld, M., Peter, M., Etzelmüller, B., G., Krinner. 2016: Simulating the thermal regime and thaw processes of ice-rich permafrost ground with the land-surface model CryoGrid 3. Geoscientific Model Development, 9, 523-546, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-523-2016, 2016.


Rydsaa, J.H., Stordal, F. and L.M., Tallaksen, L.M., 2015: Sensitivity of the regional European boreal climate to changes in surface properties resulting from structural vegetation changes. Biogeosciences, 12, 3071-3087. doi:10.5194/bg-12-3071-2015.

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