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Submitted/in review

Fons, S., N. Kurtz, M. Bagnardi, A. Petty, R. Tilling, Assessing CryoSat-2 Antarctic snow freeboard retrievals using data from ICESat-2 (submitted)

Bagnardi, M. N. Kurtz, A. Petty, R. Kwok, Sea surface height anomalies of the Arctic Ocean from ICESat-2: a first examination and comparisons with CryoSat-2 (submitted, preprint available on ESSOAr).

MacGregor, J., L. N. Boisvert, B. Medley, A. A. Petty. et al., The scientific legacy of NASA’s Operation IceBridge (in review at Reviews of Geophysics).



[33] Petty, A. A., M. Bagnardi, N. T. Kurtz, R. Tilling, S. Fons, T. Armitage, C. Horvat, R. Kwok (2021), Assessment of ICESat-2 sea ice surface classification with Sentinel-2 imagery: implications for freeboard and new estimates of lead and floe geometry Earth and Space Science, 8, e2020EA001491. doi:10.1029/2020EA001491.

[32] Kwok, R., A. A. Petty, M. Bagnardi, N. T. Kurtz, G. F. Cunningham, A. Ivanoff (2021), Refining the sea surface identification approach for determining freeboard in the ICESat-2 sea ice products, The Cryosphere, 15, 821–833, doi:10.5194/tc-15-821-2021

[31] Zhou, L., J. Stroeve, S. Xu, A. Petty, R. Tilling, M. Winstrup, P. Rostosky, I. Lawrence, G. E. Liston, A. Ridout, M. Tsamados, V. Nandan, (2021) Inter-comparison of snow depth over Arctic sea ice from reanalysis reconstructions and satellite retrieval, The Cryosphere, 15, 345–367, doi:10.5194/tc-15-345-2021.


[30*] Perovich, D., W. Meier, M. Tschudi, S. Hendricks, A. Petty et al., (2020), "Sea ice", NOAA Arctic Report Card 2020, doi:10.25923/n170-9h57.

[29] Tilling, R., N. T. Kurtz, M. Bagnardi, A. A. Petty, R. Kwok (2020), Detection of Melt Ponds on Arctic Summer Sea Ice from ICESat-2. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090644. doi:10.1029/2020GL090644.

[28] Boisvert, L. N., M. A. Webster, A. A. Petty, T. Markus, R. I. Cullather, D. H. Bromwich (2020), Intercomparison of Precipitation Estimates Over the Southern Ocean from Atmospheric Reanalyses. Journal of Climate, 33 (24): 10627–10651, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0044.1.

[27] Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, S. Kacimi, M. A. Webster, N. T. Kurtz, A. A. Petty (2020), Decay of the snow cover over Arctic sea ice from ICESat-2 acquisitions during summer melt in 2019. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088209. doi: 10.1029/2020GL088209.

[26] Horvat, C., E. Blanchard‐Wrigglesworth, & A. Petty (2020), Observing waves in sea ice with ICESat‐2. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087629. doi: 10.1029/2020GL087629.

[25] Notz, D., J. Dorr, D. A. Bailey, E. Blockley, M. Bushuk, J. B. Debernard, et al. (inc. A. A. Petty) (2020), Arctic Sea Ice in CMIP6. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2019GL086749. doi:10.1029/2019GL086749.

[24] Landy, J. C., A. A. Petty, M. Tsamados & J. C. Stroeve (2020), Sea ice roughness overlooked as a key source of uncertainty in CryoSat‐2 ice freeboard retrievals. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015820, doi:10.1029/2019JC015820

[23] Petty, A. A., N. T. Kurtz, R. Kwok, T. Markus, T. A. Neumann (2020), Winter Arctic sea ice thickness from ICESat‐2 freeboards, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015764. doi:10.1029/2019JC015764

[22] Kwok, R., S. Kacimi, M. A. Webster, N. T. Kurtz, & A. A. Petty (2020). Arctic snow depth and sea ice thickness from ICESat‐2 and CryoSat‐2 freeboards: A first examination. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC016008. doi: 10.1029/2019JC016008.

[21] Armitage, T. W. K, G. E. Manucharyan and A. A. Petty, R. Kwok, A. F. Thompson (2020), Enhanced eddy activity in the Beaufort Gyre in response to sea ice loss, Nature Communications, 11. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14449-z.

[20] Cabaj, A., P. J. Kushner, C. G. Fletcher, S. Howell, A. Petty (2020), Constraining reanalysis snowfall over the Arctic Ocean using CloudSat observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, doi:10.1029/2019GL086426.


[19] Kwok, R., T. Markus, N. T. Kurtz, A. A. Petty, T. A. Neumann, S. L. Farrell, et al (2019). Surface height and sea ice freeboard of the Arctic Ocean from ICESat‐2: Characteristics and early results. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124. doi:10.1029/2019JC015486.

[18] Frew, R., D. L. Feltham, P. R. Holland, A. A. Petty (2019), Sea Ice - Ocean Feedbacks in the Antarctic Shelf Seas, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 0, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0229.1.


[17] Petty, A. A., M. Webster, L. N. Boisvert, T. Markus (2018), The NASA Eulerian Snow on Sea Ice Model (NESOSIM) v1.0: Initial model development and analysis, Geosci. Model Dev., doi: 10.5194/gmd-11-4577-2018.

[16] Petty, A. A., M. M. Holland, D. A. Bailey, N. T. Kurtz (2018), Warm Arctic, increased winter sea‐ice growth?, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, doi:10.1029/2018GL079223.

[15] Boisvert, L. N., M. A. Webster, A. A. Petty, T. Markus, D. H. Bromwich, R. I. Cullather (2018), Intercomparison of precipitation estimates over the Arctic Ocean and its peripheral seas from reanalyses, J. Climate, 31(20), 8441–8462, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0125.1.

[14*] Petty, A. A., (2018) A possible link between winter Arctic sea ice decline and a collapse of the Beaufort High?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, doi: 10.1002/2018GL077704.

[13] Petty, A. A., J. C. Stroeve, P. R. Holland, L. N. Boisvert, A. C. Bliss, N. Kimura, W. N. Meier (2018), The Arctic sea ice cover of 2016: A year of record-low highs and higher-than-expected lows, The Cryosphere, 12, 433-452, doi:10.5194/tc-12-433-2018.


[12] Cole, S. T., J. M. Toole, R. Lele, M.-L. Timmermans, S. G. Gallaher, T. P. Stanton, W. J. Shaw, B. Hwang, T. Maksym, J. P. Wilkinson, M. Ortiz, H. Graber, L. Rainville, A. A. Petty, S. L. Farrell, J. A. Richter- Menge, and C. Haas (2017), Ice and ocean velocity in the Arctic marginal ice zone, Ice roughness and momentum transfer, Elem Sci Anth, 5: 55, doi:10.1525/elementa.241.

[11*] Petty, A. A., T. Markus, N. Kurtz (2017), Improving our understanding of Antarctic sea ice with NASA's Operation IceBridge and the upcoming ICESat-2 mission, US CLIVAR Variations, 15, 3.

[10] Petty, A. A., M. C. Tsamados, N. T. Kurtz (2017), Atmospheric form drag over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography observations, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 122, doi:10.1002/2017JF004209.

[9] Armitage, T. W. K., S. Bacon, A. L. Ridout, A. A. Petty, S. Wolbach, M. C. Tsamados (2017), Arctic Ocean geostrophic circulation 2003-2014, The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-2017-22.

[8] Graham, R. M., L. Cohen, A. A. Petty, L. N. Boisvert, M. A. Granskog, A. Rinke, S. R. Hudson, M. Nicolaus (2017), Increasing frequency and duration of Arctic winter warming events, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6974–6983, doi:10.1002/2017GL073395.

[7] Petty, A. A., D. Schroeder, J. C. Stroeve, T. Markus, J. Miller, N. T. Kurtz, D. L. Feltham, D. Flocco (2017), Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations, Earth's Future, 5: 254–263, doi:10.1002/2016EF000495.


[6] Boisvert, L. N., A. A. Petty, J. C. Stroeve (2016), The Impact of the Extreme Winter 2015/2016 Arctic Cyclone on the Barents-Kara Seas, Mon. Wea. Rev., 4279, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0234.1.

[5] Petty, A. A., M. C. Tsamados, N. T. Kurtz, S. L. Farrell, T. Newman, J. P. Harbeck, D. L. Feltham, and J. A. Richter-Menge (2016), Characterizing Arctic sea ice topography using high-resolution IceBridge data, The Cryosphere, 10(3), 1161–1179, doi:10.5194/tc-10-1161-2016.

[4] Petty, A. A., J. K. Hutchings, J. A. Richter-Menge, and M. A. Tschudi (2016), Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre: The changing role of wind forcing and the sea ice state, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(5), 3278–3296, doi:10.1002/2015JC010903.


[3] Tsamados M. C., D. L. Feltham , A. A. Petty, D. Schroeder, D. Flocco (2015) Processes controlling surface, bottom and lateral melt of Arctic sea ice in a state of the art sea ice model, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373, 20140167, doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0167.


[2] Petty, A. A., P. R. Holland, and D. L. Feltham (2014), Sea ice and the ocean mixed layer over the Antarctic shelf seas, The Cryosphere, 8(2), 761–783, doi:10.5194/tc-8-761-2014.


[1] Petty, A. A., D. L. Feltham, and P. R. Holland (2013), Impact of Atmospheric Forcing on Antarctic Continental Shelf Water Masses, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43(5), 920–940, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0172.1.


2016 Sea Ice Prediction Network, Sea Ice Outlook post-season report, (contributing author, action team member).

2015 Sea Ice Prediction Network, Sea Ice Outlook post-season report, (contributing author, action team member).

Petty, A. A. (2013), Impact of Atmospheric Forcing on Antarctic Continental Shelf Water Masses, PhD Thesis, University College London, UK.