Byrd Center's Role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

August 25, 2021

Byrd Center's Role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

EarthSc 5650: Glaciology

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released the Sixth Assessment ReportClimate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, which cited at least 30 papers authored by 12 Byrd Center scientists on topics ranging from landslides in Brazil to warming in West Antarctica to drought in Europe!

The Center's impact is truly global. Our scientists also contributed by serving as chapter reviewers and by providing background and perspectives to the lead authors.

A list of publications authored by Byrd Center scientists and cited in the report is included below:



  • Ávila, A., Justino, F., Wilson, A., Bromwich, D., and Amorim, M. (2016). Recent precipitation trends, flash floods and landslides in southern Brazil. Environ. Res. Lett. 11, 114029. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114029.

  • Avila-Diaz, A., Benezoli, V., Justino, F., Torres, R., and Wilson, A. (2020). Assessing current and future trends of 42 climate extremes across Brazil based on reanalyses and earth system model projections. Clim. Dyn. 55, 1403–43 1426. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05333-z.

  • Bromwich, D.H. et al., 2013: Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Nature Geoscience, 6(2), 139–145, doi:10.1038/ngeo1671.

  • Bromwich, D.H. et al., 2014: Correction: Corrigendum: Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Nature Geoscience, 7(1), 76–76, doi:10.1038/ngeo2016.

  • Bromwich, D.H., A.B. Wilson, L.-S. Bai, G.W.K. Moore, and P. Bauer, 2016: A comparison of the regional Arctic System Reanalysis and the global ERA-Interim Reanalysis for the Arctic. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142(695), 644–658, doi:10.1002/qj.2527.

  • Bromwich, D.H. et al., 2018: The Arctic System Reanalysis, Version 2. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(4), 805–828, doi:10.1175/bams-d-16-0215.1.

  • Enderlin, E.M., I.M. Howat, and A. Vieli, 2013: High sensitivity of tidewater outlet glacier dynamics to shape. The Cryosphere, 7(3), 1007–1015.

  • Fogt, R. L., Perlwitz, J., Monaghan, A. J., Bromwich, D. H., Jones, J. M., and Marshall, G. J. (2009). Historical SAM variability. Part II: Twentieth-century variability and trends from reconstructions, Observations, and the IPCC models. J. Clim. 22, 5346–5365. doi:10.1175/2009JCLI2786.1.

  • Fogt, R.L., D.H. Bromwich, and K.M. Hines, 2011: Understanding the SAM influence on the South Pacific ENSO teleconnection. Climate Dynamics, 36(7–8), 1555–1576, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0905-0.

  • Ford, T. W., and Quiring, S. M. (2019). Comparison of Contemporary In Situ, Model, and Satellite Remote Sensing Soil Moisture With a Focus on Drought Monitoring. Water Resour. Res. 55, 1565–1582.  doi:10.1029/2018WR024039.

  • Gabrielli, P. et al., 2016: Age of the Mt. Ortles ice cores, the Tyrolean Iceman and glaciation of the highest summit of South Tyrol since the Northern Hemisphere Climatic Optimum. The Cryosphere, 10(6), 2779–2797, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2779-2016.

  • Khong, A., Wang, J. K., Quiring, S. M., and Ford, T. W. (2015). Soil moisture variability in Iowa. Int. J. Climatol. 35, 2837–2848. doi:10.1002/joc.4176.

  • King, M.D. et al., 2018: Seasonal to decadal variability in ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere, 38 12(12), 3813–3825, doi:10.5194/tc-12-3813-2018.

  • King, M. D., Howat, I. M., Candela, S. G., Noh, M. J., Jeong, S., Noël, B. P. Y., et al. (2020). Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat. Commun. Earth Environ. 1, 1. doi:10.1038/s43247-59 020-0001-2

  • Kingston, D. G., Stagge, J. H., Tallaksen, L. M., and Hannah, D. M. (2015). European-scale drought: Understanding connections between atmospheric circulation and meteorological drought indices. J. Clim. 28, 505–516. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00001.1.

  • Kohnemann, S.H.E., G. Heinemann, D.H. Bromwich, and O. Gutjahr, 2017: Extreme Warming in the Kara Sea and Barents Sea

  • Nicolas, J.P. et al., 2017: January 2016 extensive summer melt in West Antarctica favoured by strong El Niño. Nature Communications, 8(1), 15799, doi:10.1038/ncomms15799.

  • Quiring, S. M., Ford, T. W., Wang, J. K., Khong, A., Harris, E., Lindgren, T., et al. (2016). The North American Soil Moisture Database: Development and Applications. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 97, 1441–1459. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00263.1.

  • Rizzi, J., I.B. Nilsen, J.H. Stagge, K. Gisnås, and L.M. Tallaksen, 2018: Five decades of warming: Impacts on snow cover in Norway. Hydrology Research, 49(3), 670–688, doi:10.2166/nh.2017.051.

  • Scott, R.C., J.P. Nicolas, D.H. Bromwich, J.R. Norris, and D. Lubin, 2019: Meteorological Drivers and Large-Scale Climate Forcing of West Antarctic Surface Melt. Journal of Climate, 32(3), 665, doi:10.1175/jcli-d-18- 0233.1.

  • Stahle, D. W., D’Arrigo, R. D., Krusic, P. J., Cleaveland, M. K., Cook, E. R., Allan, R. J., Cole, J. E., Dunbar, R. B.,35 Therrell, M. D., Gay, D. A., Moore, M. D., Stokes, M. A., Burns, B. T., Villanueva-Diaz, J., & Thompson, L. G.36 (1998). Experimental Dendroclimatic Reconstruction of the Southern Oscillation. Bulletin of the American37 Meteorological Society, 79, 2137–2152. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1998)079.

  • Stagge, J. H., Kingston, D. G., Tallaksen, L. M., and Hannah, D. M. (2017). Observed drought indices show increasing divergence across Europe. Sci. Rep. 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14283-2.

  • Stagge, J. H., Tallaksen, L. M., Gudmundsson, L., Van Loon, A. F., and Stahl, K. (2015). Candidate Distributions for Climatological Drought Indices (SPI and SPEI). Int. J. Climatol. 35, 4027–4040. doi:10.1002/joc.4267.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S. M., Quiring, S. M., Peña-Gallardo, M., Yuan, S., and Domínguez-Castro, F. (2020c). A review of environmental droughts: Increased risk under global warming? Earth-Science Rev. 201, 102953. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.1

  • Wills, R. C. J., Battisti, D. S., Proistosescu, C., Thompson, L., Hartmann, D. L., and Armour, K. C. (2019). Ocean Circulation Signatures of North Pacific Decadal Variability. Geophys. Res. Lett. 46, 1690–1701. doi:10.1029/2018GL080716.

  • Xia, Y., Ek, M. B., Wu, Y., Ford, T., and Quiring, S. M. (2015). Comparison of NLDAS-2 Simulated and NASMD Observed Daily Soil Moisture. Part I: Comparison and Analysis. J. Hydrometeorol. 16, 1962–1980. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0096.1. 

  • Yuan, S., and Quiring, S. M. (2017). Evaluation of soil moisture in CMIP5 simulations over the contiguous United States using in situ and satellite observations. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21, 2203–2218. doi:10.5194/hess-21-2203-2017.

  • Yuan, S., Quiring, S. M., and Leasor, Z. T. (2021). Historical Changes in Surface Soil Moisture Over the Contiguous United States: An Assessment of CMIP6. Geophys. Res. Lett. 48, 1–9. doi:10.1029/2020GL089991.  


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