Cryosphere Publications


Selected Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals



Antony, R., Willoughby, A.S., Grannas, A.M., Catanzano, V., Sleighter, R.L., Thamban, M., Hatcher, P.G., Nair, S. (2017). Molecular insights on dissolved organic matter transformation by supraglacial microbial communities. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(8), 4328-4337.


Samui G., Antony, R., Mahalinganathan, K., Thamban, M. (2017). Spatial variability and possible sources of acetate and formate in the surface snow of East Antarctica. Journal of Environmental Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2017.02.003.


Antony, R., Sanyal, A., Kapse, N., Dhakephalkar, K.P., Thamban, M., Nair, S. (2016). Microbial communities associated with Antarctic snow pack and their biogeochemical implications. Microbial Research, 192, 192-202, DOI: 10.1016/j.micres.2016.07.004.


Sharma, P., Patel, L.K., Ravindra, R., Singh, A., Mahalinganathan, K., Thamban, M. (2016). Role of debris cover to control specific ablation of adjoining Batal and Sutri Dhaka glaciers in Chandra Basin (Himachal Pradesh) during peak ablation season. Journal of Earth System Science, DOI: 10.1007/s12040-016-0681-2.

Mahalinganathan, K and Thamban, M. (2016). Potential genesis and implications of calcium nitrate in Antarctic snow. The Cryosphere, 10(2), 825-836, DOI: 10.5194/tc-10-825-2016.


Khan, A.A., Pant, N.C., Sarkar, A., Tandon, S.K., Thamban, M., Mahalinganathan, K. (2016). The Himalayan cryosphere: A critical assessment and evaluation of glacial melt fraction in the Bhagirathi basin. Geoscience Frontiers, DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2015.12.009.


Patel, L.K., Sharma, P., Thamban, M., Singh, A., Ravindra, R. (2016). Debris control on glacier thinning — a case study of the Batal glacier, Chandra basin, Western Himalaya. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016-2362-5.


Rahaman, W., Thamban, M., and Laluraj, C.M. (2015). Twentieth-century sea ice variability in the Weddell Sea and its effect on moisture transport: Evidence from a coastal East Antarctic ice core record. The Holocene, 26(3), 338-349, DOI: 10.1177/0959683615609749.


Antony, R., Grannas, A.M., Willoughby, A.S., Sleighter, R.L., Thamban, M., Hatcher, P.G. (2014). Origin and sources of dissolved organic matter in snow on the East Antarctic ice sheet. Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es405246a.


Laluraj, C.M., Thamban, M. and Satheesan K. (2014). Dust and associated geochemical fluxes in an ice core from the coastal East Antarctica and its linkages with Southern hemisphere climate variability. Atmospheric Environment, 90: 23-32. 

Thakur, R. C. and Thamban, M. (2014). Latitudinal and size segregated compositional variability of aerosols over the Indian and Southern Ocean during 2010 austral summer. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14: 220–236.

Sharma, P., AL. Ramanathan, P. G. Jose. (2013). Study of solute sources and evolution of hydro geochemical processes of the Chhota Shigri Glacier meltwaters, Himachal Himalaya, India. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58(5), 1128-1143.

Vincent, C., A.L. Ramanathan, P. Wagnon, D. P. Dobhal, A. Linda, E. Berthier, P.  Sharma, Y. Arnaud, M. F. Azam, P. G. Jose  and J. Gardelle. (2013). Balanced conditions or slight mass gain of glaciers in the Lahaul and Spiti region (northern India, Himalaya) during the nineties preceded recent mass loss. The Cryosphere, 7, 569–582.


PAGES 2k Consortium (M. Ahmed, K. J. Anchukaitis, A. Asrat, H. P. Borgaonkar, M. Braida, B. M. Buckley, U. Büntgen, B. M. Chase, D. A. Christie, E. R. Cook, M. A. J. Curran, H. F. Diaz, J. Esper, Z-X. Fan, N. P. Gaire, Q. Ge, J. Gergis, J. F. González-Rouco, H. Goosse, S. W. Grab, N. Graham, R. Graham, M. Grosjean, S. T. Hanhijärvi, D. S. Kaufman, T. Kiefer, K. Kimura, A. A. Korhola, P. J. Krusic, A. Lara, A.-M. Lézine, F. C. Ljungqvist, A. M. Lorrey, J. Luterbacher, V. Masson-Delmotte, D. McCarroll, J. R. McConnell, N. P. McKay, M. S. Morales, A. D. Moy, R. Mulvaney, I. A. Mundo, T. Nakatsuka, D. J. Nash, R. Neukom, S. E. Nicholson, H. Oerter, J. G. Palmer, S. J. Phipps, M. R. Prieto, A. Rivera, M. Sano, M. Severi, T. M. Shanahan, X. Shao, F. Shi, M. Sigl, J. E. Smerdon, O. N. Solomina, E. J. Steig, B. Stenni, Thamban, M., Valerie Trouet, C. S.M. Turney, M. Umer, T. van Ommen, D. Verschuren, A. E. Viau, R. Villalba, B. M. Vinther, L. von Gunten, S. Wagner, E. R. Wahl, H. Wanner, J. P. Werner, J. W.C. White, K. Yasue, E. Zorita). (2013). Continental-scale temperature variability during the last two millennia, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1797.


Thamban, M. and Roseline C. Thakur. (2012). Trace metal chemistry of surface snow from Ingrid Christensen Coast, East Antarctica - spatial variability and possible anthropogenic contributions. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-012-2764-0.

Thamban M., Naik, S. S., Laluraj C. M., Redkar, B. L. (2012). Antarctic climate variability during the past few centuries based on ice core records from coastal Dronning Maud Land and its implications on the recent warming. In: R. Sinha and R. Ravindra, "Earth system processes and disaster management", Society of Earth Scientists Series, Springer, 2013, XII, 239 p.

Mahalinganathan, K., Thamban, M., Laluraj, C.M., Redkar, B.L. (2012). Relation between surface topography and sea-salt snow chemistry from Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica. The Cryosphere, 6, 505–515.


Antony, R., K.P. Krishnan, Laluraj, C. M., Thamban, M., Dhakephalkar,  P.K.,  Engineer, A. S. and Shivaji, S. (2012). Diversity and physiology of culturable bacteria associated with a coastal Antarctic ice core. Microbiological Research. doi:10.1016/j.micres.2012.03.003.


Thamban M., Naik, S. S., Laluraj, C. M., and Ravindra, R. (2012). High resolution reconstructions of recent warming using instrumental and ice core records from coastal Antarctica. Mausam, 62: 665-672.

Antony, R., K. Mahalinganathan, K.P. Krishnan, and Thamban, M. (2011). Microbial preference for different size classes of organic carbon: A study from Antarctic snow. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2391-1.

Antony, R., K. Mahalinganathan, Thamban, M. and S. Nair (2011). Organic carbon in Antarctic snow: spatial trends and possible sources. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (23), pp 9944–9950, DOI: 10.1021/es203512t.

Thamban M., Laluraj, C. M., Naik, S. S., Chaturvedi, A. (2011). Reconstruction of Antarctic climate change using ice core proxy records from the coastal Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Journal of Geological Society of India, 78: 19-29.

Laluraj, C.M., Thamban, M., S.S. Naik, B.L. Redkar, A. Chaturvedi and R. Ravindra. (2011). Nitrate records of a shallow ice core from East Antarctica: atmospheric processes, preservation and climatic implications. The Holocene, 21: 351-356.

Marshall, G.J., Battista, S., Naik, S.S., and Thamban, M. (2011). Analysis of a regional change in the sign of the SAM-temperature relationship in Antarctica. Climate Dynamics, 36 (1-2). 277-287.

Thamban, M., C. M. Laluraj, K. Mahalinganathan, B. L. Redkar, S. S. Naik and P. K. Shrivastava. (2010). Glacio-chemistry of surface snow from the Ingrid Christensen Coast, East Antarctica, and its environmental implications. Antarctic Science, 22(4), 435–441.

Naik, S. S. Thamban, M., Laluraj, C.M., Redkar, B.L. and Chaturvedi, A. (2010). A century of climate variability in the central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica and its relation to Southern Annular Mode and El Niño Southern Oscillation. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 115, D16102, doi:10.1029/2009JD013268.

Thamban, M. (2010). Recent climate change in Antarctica – ice core perspectives. In: “Climate Change and Aquatic Ecosystems”, A. Joseph et al. (Eds.), pp 76-99 (ISBN 978-81-907269-8-6).

Antony, R., Thamban, M., K.P. Krishnan, K. Mahalinganathan. (2010). Is cloud seeding in coastal Antarctica linked to biogenic bromine and nitrate variability in snow? Environmental Research Letters, 5: 014009, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/1/014009.

Naik, S.S., Thamban, M., Rajakumar, A., Laluraj, C.M., and Chaturvedi, A. (2010). Influence of climatic teleconnections on the temporal isotopic variability as recorded in a firn core from the central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Journal of Earth System Science, Vol. 119, Pages: 41-49.

Antony, R., K.P. Krishnan, Sabu Thomas, W.P., Abraham and Thamban, M. (2009). Phenotypic and molecular identification of Cellulosimicrobium cellulans isolated from Antarctic snow. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. Volume 96, Issue 4, Page 627.

Laluraj, C.M., Krishnan, K. P., Thamban, M., Mohan, R., Naik, S. S., D’Souza, W., R. Ravindra and A. Chaturvedi. (2009). Origin and characterisation of microparticles in an ice core from the Central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment: DOI 10.1007/s10661-008-0212-y.

Thamban, M., Chaturvedi, A. Rajakumar, A. Naik, S.S. D'Souza, W. Singh, A. Rajan, S. Ravindra, R. (2006). Aerosol perturbations related to volcanic eruptions during the past few centuries as recorded in an ice core from the Central Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Current Science, 91, 9, 1200-1207.

*Updated on April 2017*

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