1. Peer Reviewed Papers

Andres, M., A. Silvano, F. Straneo, and D.R. Watts, 2015. Icebergs and sea ice detected with inverted echo sounders, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32(5), 1042-1057, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00161.1.

FitzMaurice, A., F. Straneo, C. Cenedese, and M. Andres, 2016. Effect of a sheared flow on iceberg motion and melting, Geophysical Research Letters. 4312,52012,527, doi:10.1002/2016GL071602.

FitzMaurice, A., Cenedese, C. and Straneo, F., 2017. Nonlinear response of iceberg side melting to ocean currents. Geophysical Research Letters. In press, doi:10.1002/2017GL073585.

For a comprehensive list of PIES publications, see the reference list on the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography site PIESs website.


Presentations at Scientific Meetings

Andres, M., F. Straneo, and D. Sutherland, Heat and ice in Sermilik Fjord: novel observational techniques using PIESs, Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2014. Poster.

Andres, M., Using pressure-sensor equipped inverted echo sounders (PIESs) to measure heat and ice in a Greenland fjord, New England Glaciology Meeting, Woods Hole, MA. April 16, 2015. Talk.

FitzMaurice, A., Iceberg motion and melt from observational and laboratory studies, International Symposium on Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean , La Jolla, California, USA, 10-15 July 2016. Talk.


Technical and Data Reports

Andres, M., PIESs in Sermilik Fjord—Cruise Notes and Data Report, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Last update Sept. 30, 2016.

Andres, M., K.-I. Chang, C.-S. Hong, H. Ichikawa, D.-K. Lee, J.-H. Lee, B.-H. Lim, D.A. Mitchell, J.-H. Park, W. Teague K. Tracey, D.R. Watts, M. Wimbush, East China Sea Kuroshio 2002-2004 data report,  GSO Technical Report No. 2005-02, 2005.


Our Sponsors

Funding to deploy and recover the 3 PIESs in the Along-Shelf Study is from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences and Division of Polar Programs through grant PLR-1332911 Novel Methods to Observe Heat and Ice in the High Latitudes Using PIES.

Funding to purchase the PIESs used in this research is from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Magdalena Andres’ initial work to analyze the data from the Pilot Study was from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Penzance and Cole/Selby Funds.

Media Spotlights

largecoverCover image by Magdelena Andres on Nature Geoscience to accompany a paper led by WHOI PhD student, Rebecca Jackson.

A short video put together by Ari Daniel, Digital Producer at PBS Nova, showing our team at work in Sermilik Fjord on the Adolf Jensen in August 2015.

In Greenland, a climate change mystery with clues written in water and stone

by Ari Daniel | PRI's The World

Looking small for big answers in Greenland

by Ari Daniel | PRI's The World


Other Iceberg Papers

Sutherland, D.A., G.E. Roth, G.S. Hamilton, S.H. Mernild, L.A. Stearns, and F. Straneo, 2014. Quantifying flow regimes in a Greenland glacial fjord using iceberg drifters. Geophy. Res. Lett., 41 doi:10.1002/2014GL062256.

Enderlin, E.M., and G.S. Hamilton, 2014. Estimates of iceberg submarine melting from high-resolution digital elevation models: Applications to Sermilik Fjord, East Greenland. J. Glaciol., 60(224), doi:10.3189/2014JoG14J085.

For a comprehensive list of PIES publications, see the reference list on the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography site PIESs website.

Related Links

Magdalena Andres – Physical oceanographer from WHOI and PI on the NSF project PLR-1332911: Novel methods to observe heat and ice in the high latitudes using PIES.

Fiamma Straneo – Physical oceanographer from WHOI and co-PI on PLR-1332911, and PI on many other projects to study Greenland’s fjords.

Anna FitzMaurice – WHOI Guest Student from Princeton University who wrote the iceberg detection codes.

Gordon Hamilton – Glaciologist from U. Maine studying Helheim Glacier.

Dave Sutherland – Oceanographer from U. Oregon who deployed and recovered the first Pilot Study PIES.

University of Rhode Island PIES site

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