Contributions by b.geos team shown in bold.

2023 - 2024

Bartsch, A., Efimova, A., Widhalm, B., Muri, X., von Baeckmann, C., Bergstedt, H., Ermokhina, K., Hugelius, G., Heim, B., and Leibman, M. (2024): Circumarctic land cover diversity considering wetness gradients, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 28, 2421–2481,

Lenton, T.M., Abrams, J.F., Bartsch, A., Bathiany, S., Boulton, C., Buxton, J., Conversi, A., Cunliffe, A., Hebden, S. Lavergne, T., Poulter, B., Shepherd, A., Smith, T., Swingedouw, D., Winkelmann, R, & N. Boers (2024): Remotely sensing potential climate change tipping points across scales. Nat Commun 15, 343 (2024).

Zwieback S,  McClernan M,  Kanevskiy M,  Jorgenson, M., Walker, D., Chang, Q., Bergstedt, H., Toniolo, H., Romanovsky, V., Meyer, F. (2023): Disparate permafrost terrain changes after a large flood observed from space. Permafrost and Periglac Process. 34(4): 451-466. doi:10.1002/ppp.2208

Tanguy, R., Whalen, D., Prates, P., Pina, P., Freitas, P., Bergstedt, H., Vieira, G. (2023): Permafrost degradation in the ice-wedge tundra terrace of Paulatuk Peninsula (Darnley Bay, Canada), Geomorphology, 435,

Jones, B. M.,  Kanevskiy, M. Z.,  Parsekian, A. D.,  Bergstedt, H.,  Ward Jones, M. K.,  Rangel, R. C., Hinkel, K., Shur, Y. (2023):  Rapid saline permafrost thaw below a shallow thermokarst lake in Arctic Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2023GL105552.

Sjöberg, Y., Bouchard, F., Gartler, S., Bartsch, A. and D. Zona (2023): Editorioal: Focus on Arctic change: transdisciplinary research and communication. Environ. Res. Lett. 18 010201

Scheer, J.; Caduff, R.; How, P.; Marcer, M.; Strozzi, T.; Bartsch, A.; Ingeman-Nielsen, T. Thaw-Season InSAR Surface Displacements and Frost Susceptibility Mapping to Support Community-Scale Planning in Ilulissat, West Greenland. Remote
Sens. 2023, 15, 3310.

Wagner, J., Martin, V., Speetjens, N., A'Campo, W., Durstewitz, L., Lodi, R., Fritz, M., Tanski, G., Vonk, J., Richter, A., Bartsch, A., Lantuit, H., Hugelius, G. (2023): High resolution mapping shows differences in soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in areas of varying landscape history in Canadian lowland tundra, Geoderma, 438,

Bartsch, A., Strozzi, T., and Nitze, I.: Permafrost Monitoring from Space, Surveys in Geophysics, 2023.

Bartsch, A., Bergstedt, H., Pointner, G., Muri, X., Rautiainen, K., Leppänen, L., Joly, K., Sokolov, A., Orekhov, P., Ehrich, D., and Soininen, E. M. (2023): Towards long-term records of rain-on-snow events across the Arctic from satellite data, The Cryosphere, 17, 889–915,

Sjöberg, Y., Bouchard F., Gartler, S., Bartsch, A. and Zona, D. (2023): Focus on Arctic change: transdisciplinary research and communication. Environ. Res. Lett. 18 010201


Miner, K.R., Turetsky, M.R., Malina, E., Bartsch, A., Tamminen, J., McGuire A.D., Fix, A., Sweeney, C., Elder, C.D., Miller, C.E (2022). Permafrost carbon emissions in a changing Arctic. Nat Rev Earth Environ 3, 55–67.

Forbes, B.C., T. Kumpula, N. Meschtyb, R. Laptander, M. Macias-Fauria, P. Zetterberg, M. Verdonen, A. Skarin, K. Kim, L. Boisvert, J. Stroeve and A. Bartsch (2022): Coping with a Warming Winter Climate in Arctic Russia: Patterns of Extreme Weather Affecting Nenets Reindeer Nomadism. Marie Roué , Douglas Nakashima , Igor Krupnik (Eds.): Resilience through Knowledge Co-Production. 2017-2032. Cambridge University Press & Assessment 978-1-108-83830-6

Bartsch, A. (2022): Spatial patterns of growth and decline of two selected Russian Arctic settlements as seen from space. In: Friedrich, D., Hirnsberger, M. & S. Bauer (eds.): More than 'Nature'. Research on Infrastructure and Settlements in the North. Contributions to Circumpolar Studies, Vol. 3, 107-122. LIT-Verlag Vienna.

Bergstedt, Helena, Benjamin M. Jones, Donald A. Walker, Jana L. Peirce, Annett Bartsch, Georg Pointner, Mikhail Z. Kanevskiy, Martha K. Raynolds, and Marcel Buchhorn (2022). The spatial and temporal influence of infrastructure and road dust on seasonal snowmelt, vegetation productivity, and early season surface water cover in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield. Arctic Science.

Walker, Donald, A, Martha K. Raynolds, Mikhail Z. Kanevskiy, Yuri S. Shur, Vladimir E. Romanovsky, Benjamin M. Jones, Marcel Buchhorn, M. Torre Jorgenson, Jozef Šibík, Amy L. Breen, Anja Kade, Emily Watson-Cook, Georgy Matyshak, Helena Bergstedt, Anna K. Liljedahl, Ronald P. Daanen, Billy Connor, Dmitry Nicolsky, and Jana L. Peirce (2022). Cumulative impacts of a gravel road and climate change in an ice-wedge-polygon landscape, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Arctic Science.

Ohara, N., Jones, B. M., Parsekian, A. D., Hinkel, K. M., Yamatani, K., Kanevskiy, M., Rangel, R. C., Breen, A. L., and Bergstedt, H. (2022): A new Stefan equation to characterize the evolution of thermokarst lake and talik geometry, The Cryosphere, 16, 1247–1264,

A’Campo, W.; Bartsch, A.; Roth, A.; Wendleder, A.; Martin, V.S.; Durstewitz, L.; Lodi, R.; Wagner, J.; Hugelius, G. (2021) Arctic Tundra Land Cover Classification on the Beaufort Coast Using the Kennaugh Element Framework on Dual-Polarimetric TerraSAR-X Imagery. Remote Sensing, 13, 4780.

Bartsch, A., G. Pointner, I. Nitze, A. Efimova, D. Jakober, S. Ley, E. Högström, G. Grosse, P. Schweitzer (2021): Expanding infrastructure and growing anthropogenic impacts along Arctic coasts. Environmental Research Letters.

Serreze, M.C.,  J. Gustafson, A. P. Barrett, M. L. Druckenmiller, S. Fox, J. Voveris, J. Stroeve, B. Sheffield, B. C Forbes, S. Rasmus, R. Laptander, M. Brook, M. Brubaker, J. Temte, M. R McCrystall and A. Bartsch (2021): Arctic rain on snow events: bridging observations to understand environmental and livelihood impacts. Environ. Res. Lett. 16: 105009,

Zhang, Z., Fluet-Chouinard, E., Jensen, K., McDonald, K., Hugelius, G., Gumbricht, T., Carroll, M., Prigent, C., Bartsch, A., and Poulter, B. (2021): Development of the global dataset of Wetland Area and Dynamics for Methane Modeling (WAD2M) , Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2001–2023,

Pointner, G., Bartsch, A., Dvornikov, Y. A., and Kouraev, A. V. (2021): Mapping potential signs of gas emissions in ice of Lake Neyto, Yamal, Russia, using synthetic aperture radar and multispectral remote sensing data. The Cryosphere, 15, 1907–1929,

Pointner, G.; Bartsch, A. (2021): Mapping Arctic Lake Ice Backscatter Anomalies Using Sentinel-1 Time Series on Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing, 13, 1626.

Swingedouw, D., Speranza, C., Bartsch, A., Durand, G., Jamet, C., Beaugrand, G., Conversi, A. (2020): Early Warning from Space for a Few Key Tipping Points in Physical, Biological, and Social-Ecological Systems. Surveys in Geophysics  41,  1237–1284.

Lissak, C., Bartsch, A., De Michele, M., Gomez C., Maquaire O., Raucoules D. & T. Roulland (2020): Remote Sensing for Assessing Landslides and Associated Hazards. Surveys in Geophysics  41, 1391–1435.

Bartsch A., Ley S. Nitze I., Pointner G., Vieira G. (2020): Feasibility Study for the Application of Synthetic Aperture Radar for Coastal Erosion Rate Quantification Across the Arctic. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8, 143 

Bartsch, A., Pointner, G., Ingeman-Nielsen, T., Lu, W. (2020): Towards Circumpolar Mapping of Arctic Settlements and Infrastructure Based on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing, 12, 2368. ,

Popp, T., Hegglin, M., Hollmann, R., Ardhuin, F., Bartsch, A., Bastos, A., Bennett, V., Boutin, J., Brockmann, C., Buchwitz, M., Chuvieco, E., Ciais, P.,  Dorigo, W., Ghent, D., Jones, R., Lavergne, T., Merchant, C., Meyssignac, B., Paul, F., Quegan, S., Sathyendranath, S., Scanlon, T., Schröder, M., Simis, S., Willén, U. (2020) Consistency of satellite climate data records for Earth system monitoring. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:

Pointner, G., Bartsch, A. (2020): Interannual Variability of Lake Ice Backscatter Anomalies on Lake Neyto, Yamal, Russia. GI_Forum 2020, Volume 8, Issue 1, 47 - 62, 10.1553/giscience2020_01_s47

Bergstedt, H., Bartsch, A., Duguay, C., Jones, B. (2020). Influence of surface water on coarse resolution C-band backscatter: Implications for freeze/thaw retrieval from scatterometer data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 247,

Beamish, A., M. K. Raynolds, H. Epstein, G. V. Frost, M. J. Macander, H. Bergstedt, A. Bartsch, S. Kruse, V. Miles, C. Melih Tanis, B. Heim, M. Fuchs, S. Chabrillat, I. Shevtsova, M. Verdonen, J. Wagner (2020): Recent trends and remaining challenges for optical remote sensing of Arctic tundra vegetation: A review and outlook, Remote Sensing of Environment, 246, 2020,

Bergstedt, H., Bartsch, A., Neureiter, A., Hofler, A., Widhalm, B., Pepin, N., & Hjort, J. (2020). Deriving a frozen area fraction from Metop ASCAT backscatter based on Sentinel-1. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 

Bartsch A., B. Widhalm, M. Leibman, K. Ermokhina, T. Kumpula, A. Skarin, E.J. Wilcox, B.M. Jones, G. V. Frost, A. Höfler, G. Pointner (2020): Feasibility of tundra vegetation height retrieval from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 237, 111515 DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111515


Bartsch, A.; Leibman, M.; Strozzi, T.; Khomutov, A.; Widhalm, B.; Babkina, E.; Mullanurov, D.; Ermokhina, K.; Kroisleitner, C.; Bergstedt, H.: Seasonal Progression of Ground Displacement Identified with Satellite Radar Interferometry and the Impact of Unusually Warm Conditions on Permafrost at the Yamal Peninsula in 2016. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1865. DOI: 10.3390/rs11161865

Muster S., W.J. Riley, K. Roth, M. Langer, F. Cresto Aleina, C.D. Koven, S. Lange, A. Bartsch, G. Grosse, C.J. Wilson, B. Jones, B. Boike: Size distributions of Arctic waterbodies reveal consistent relations in their statistical moments in space and time. Front. Earth Sci., 2019. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00005 

Widhalm, B.; Bartsch, A.; Goler, R.: Simplified Normalization of C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Terrestrial Applications in High Latitude Environments. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 551. DOI: 10.3390/rs10040551

Stettner, S.; Lantuit, H.; Heim, B.; Eppler, J.; Roth, A.; Bartsch, A.; Rabus, B.: TerraSAR-X Time Series Fill a Gap in Spaceborne Snowmelt Monitoring of Small Arctic Catchments—A Case Study on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island), Canada. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1155. DOI: 10.3390/rs10071155

Georg Pointner, Annett Bartsch, Bruce C. Forbes & Timo Kumpula (2018): The role of lake size and local phenomena for monitoring ground-fast lake ice, International Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1519281

Kroisleitner, C., Bartsch, A., and Bergstedt, H.: Circumpolar patterns of potential mean annual ground temperature based on surface state obtained from microwave satellite data, The Cryosphere, 12, 2349–2370, 2018. DOI: 10.5194/tc-12-2349-2018

Timea Katona & Annett Bartsch (2018): Estimation of wind speed over lakes in Central Europe using spaceborne C-band SAR, European Journal of Remote Sensing. DOI: 10.1080/22797254.2018.1516516

Högström, E., Heim, B., Bartsch, A., Bergstedt, H., & Pointner, G. (2018). Evaluation of a MetOp ASCAT-derived surface soil moisture product in tundra environments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123. DOI: 10.1029/2018JF004658

Dvornikov, Y.; Leibman, M.; Heim, B.; Bartsch, A.; Herzschuh, U.; Skorospekhova, T.; Fedorova, I.; Khomutov, A.; Widhalm, B.; Gubarkov, A.; Rößler, S. Terrestrial CDOM in Lakes of Yamal Peninsula: Connection to Lake and Lake Catchment Properties. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 167. DOI: 10.3390/rs10020167

Bergstedt, H.; Zwieback, S.; Bartsch, A.; Leibman, M.: Dependence of C-Band Backscatter on Ground Temperature, Air Temperature and Snow Depth in Arctic Permafrost Regions. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 142. DOI: 10.3390/rs10010142

Stettner, S.; Beamish, A.L.; Bartsch, A.; Heim, B.; Grosse, G.; Roth, A.; Lantuit, H. Monitoring Inter- and Intra-Seasonal Dynamics of Rapidly Degrading Ice-Rich Permafrost Riverbanks in the Lena Delta with TerraSAR-X Time Series. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 51. DOI: 10.3390/rs10010051

Bergstedt, H.; Bartsch, A. Surface State across Scales; Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Land Surface Freeze/Thaw Dynamics. Geosciences 2017, 7, 65. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences7030065