Click on the following links for publications relating to the Permafrost project.


Obu, J. (2021): How much of the Earth’s surface is underlain by permafrost?, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126, e2021JF006123.


Nitze, I., Cooley, S. W., Duguay, C. R., Jones, B. M., and Grosse, G. (2020): The catastrophic thermokarst lake drainage events of 2018 in northwestern Alaska: fast-forward into the future, The Cryosphere, 14, 4279–4297,

Burke, E.J., Zhang, Y., Krinner, G. (2020): Evaluating permafrost physics in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 6 (CMIP6) models and their sensitivity to climate change, The Cryosphere, 14, 3155–3174,

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.

Lissak, C., Bartsch, A., De Michele, M. et al. Remote Sensing for Assessing Landslides and Associated Hazards. Surv Geophys (2020).

Bartsch A, Ley S, Nitze I, Pointner G and Vieira G (accepted), Feasibility Study for the Application of Synthetic Aperture Radar for Coastal Erosion Rate Quantification Across the Arctic. Front. Environ. Sci. 8:143. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00143.

T. Popp, M.I. Hegglin, R. Hollmann, F. Ardhuin, A. Bartsch, A. Bastos, V. Bennett, J. Boutin, C. Brockmann, M. Buchwitz, E. Chuvieco, P. Ciais, W. Dorigo, D. Ghent, R. Jones, T. Lavergne, C.J. Merchant, B.Meyssignac, F. Paul, S. Quegan, S. Sathyendranath, T. Scanlon, M. Schröder, S.G.H. Simis, U. Willén (2020): Consistency of satellite climate data records for Earth system monitoring. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1–68,

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, Volume 247, 15 September 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2020.111911.

Kääb, A., Strozzi, T., Bolch, T., Caduff, R., Trefall, H., Stoffel, M., and Kokarev, A.: Inventory, motion and acceleration of rock glaciers in Ile Alatau and Kungöy Ala-Too, northern Tien Shan, since the 1950s, The
Cryosphere Discuss.,, in review, 2020.

Bergstedt H., A. Bartsch, A. Neureiter, A. Höfler, B. Widhalm, N. Pepin and J. Hjort: Deriving a Frozen Area Fraction From Metop ASCAT Backscatter Based on Sentinel-1. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Early Access.

Strozzi T., R.Caduff, N. Jones, C. Barboux, R, Delaloye, X. Bodin, A. Kääb, E. Mätzler, L. Schrott (2020): Monitoring Rock Glacier Kinematics with Synthetic Aperture Radar. Remote Sensing, 12(3), 559.

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

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, 237, 111515.


Turetsky MR, Abbott BW, Jones MC, Walter Anthony K, Olefeldt D, Schuur
EAG, Koven C, McGuire AD, Grosse G, Kuhry P, Hugelius G, Lawrence DM,
Gibson C, Sannel ABK (2019): Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release. Nature, 569, 32-34. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01313-4.

L. Rouyet, T. R. Lauknes, H. H. Christiansen, S. M. Strand and Y. Larsen (2019): Seasonal dynamics of a permafrost landscape, Adventdalen, Svalbard, investigated by InSAR. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 231, 15 September 2019, 111236.

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


A. Trofaier, S. Westermann & A. Bartsch (2017). Progress in space-borne studies of permafrost for climate science: Towards a multi-ECV approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 203, Pages 55-70.