Cryosphere Publications


Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals (as on Dec 2020)



Goel, V. et al. (2020). Characteristics of ice rises and ice rumples in Dronning Maud Land and Enderby Land, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology.  DOI: 10.1017/jog.2020.77.

Kumar, A., Rahaman, W. et al. (2020). Geochemical characterisation of modern aeolian dust over the Northeastern Arabian Sea: Implication for dust transport in the Arabian Sea. Journal of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138576.

Rahaman, W. et al. (2020). Reduced Arctic sea ice extent during the mid-Pliocene warm period concurrent with increased Atlantic-climate regime. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. DOI: 10.1016./j.epsl.2020.116535.

Singh, A. et al. (2020). Water discharge and suspended sediment dynamics in the Chandra River, Western Himalaya. Journal of Earth System Science. DOI: 10.1007/s12040-020-01455-4.

Thamban, M. et al. (2020). Millenial to quasi-decadal variability in Antarctic climate system as evidenced from high-resolution ice core records. Current Science. DOI: 10.18520/cs/v119/i2/255-264

Aneesh, T. D., Singh, A. et al. (2019). Stable water isotope signatures of dual monsoon precipitation: A case study of Greater Cochin region, south-west coast of India. Journal of Earth System Science. DOI: 10.1007/s12040-019-1234-2.

Halbach, L., Pramanik, A. et al. (2019). Tidewater Glaciers and Bedrock Characteristics Control the Phytoplankton Growth Environment in a Fjord in the Arctic. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00254.


Lindbäck, K., Pratap B. et al. (2019).  Spatial and temporal variations in basal melting at Nivlisen ice shelf, East Antarctica, derived from phase-sensitive radars. The Cryosphere, 13, 2579–2595.

Patel, L. K., et al. (2019). Spatio-temporal variability of snow water equivalent over the Vestre Broggerbreen and Feiringbreen glaciers, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. Journal of Earth System Science. DOI: 10.1007/s12040-019-1224-4. 

Pramanik, A., et al. (2019). Comparison of snow accumulation events on two High Arctic glaciers to model-derived and observed precipitation. Polar Research.  38, 3364.  


Pratap, B., et al. (2019). Reconciling high glacier surface melting in summer with air temperature in the semi arid zone of western Himalaya. Water. 11(8), 1561. 


Singh, A., et al. (2019). Moisture sources for precipitation and hydrograph component of the Sutri Dhaka Glacier Basin, western Himalaya. Water. 11(11), 2242. DOI: 10.3390/w11112242. 

Subha Anand, S. et al. (2019). Trace elements and Sr, Nd isotope compositions of surface sediments in the Indian Ocean: An evaluation of sources and processes for sediment transport and dispersal. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI: 10.1029/2019GC008332. 

Pramanik, A. et al. (2018). Simulating climatic mass balance, seasonal snow development and associated freshwater runoff in the Kongsfjord basin, Svalbard (1980-2016). Journal of Glaciology. DOI: 10.1017/jog.2018.80.

Samui, G., et al. (2018). Chemical characteristics of hydrologically distinct cryoconite holes in coastal Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology. DOI: 10.1017/aog.2018.30.

Antony, R. et al. (2018). Photo-biochemical transformation of dissolved organic matter on the surface of the coastal East Antarctic ice sheet. Biogeochemisty. 141(2), 229-247.

Goel, V. et al. (2018). Ice rise stratigraphy reveals changes in surface mass balance over the last millenia in Dronning Maud Land. Journal of Glaciology.


Gaddam, V. et al. (2018) Assessment of the Baspa basin glaciers mass budget using different remote sensing methods and modeling techniques. Geocarto International. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1516247.


Kessarkar, P.M., Thamban, M. et al., (2018). Variations in Denitrification and ventilation within the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone during the Holocene. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 19(7), 2179-2193.


Thakur, R. C and Thamban, M. (2018). Influence of gaseous and particulate species on neutralization processes of polar aerosol and snow - A case study from Ny-Alesund. Journal of Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2018.03.002.


Yadav J.S., Pratap, B. et al. (2018). Spatio-temporal variability of near-surface air temperature in the Dokriani glacier catchment, central Himalaya. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-018-2544-z.


Everett, A., Pramanik, A., et al. (2018). Subglacial discharge plume behaviour revealed by CTD instrumented ringed seals. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31875-8.


Sanyal, A., et al. (2018). Microbial communities and their potential for degradation of dissolved organic carbon in cryoconite hole environments of Himalaya and Antarctica. Microbiological Research. 208, 32-42. 


Patel, L. K., et al. (2018). Geospatial observations of topographical control over the glacier retreat, Miyar basin, Western Himalaya, India. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-018-7379-5.


Rahaman, W., et al. (2017). Denudation rates and the degree of chemical weathering in the Ganga basin from ratios of meteoric cosmogenic 10Be to stable 9Be. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 469, 156-169.


Singh, A., et al. (2017). Export fluxes of geochemical solutes in the meltwater stream of Sutri Dhaka glacier, Chandra Basin, Western Himalaya. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 189(11), 555.


PAGES 2k consortium (Thamban, M.) (2017). A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Nature: Scientific Data. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.88.


Gaddam, V. K., et al. (2017). Mass balance estimation using geodetic method for glaciers in Baspa basin, Western Himalaya. Current Science. 113(3), 486-492.


Gaddam, V. K., et al. (2017). Reconstruction of specific mass balance for glaciers in western Himalaya using seasonal sensitivity characteristic(s). Journal of Earth System Science. DOI: 10.1007/s12040-017-0839-6.


Gaddam, V. K., et al. (2017). Assessment of snow-glacier melt and rainfall contribution to stream runoff in Baspa basin, Indian Himalaya. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 190(3), 154.


Bhambri, R., Pratap, B. et al. (2017). Surge-type and surge-modified glaciers in the Karakoram. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15473-8.

Antony, R., et al. (2017). Molecular insights on dissolved organic matter transformation by supraglacial microbial communities. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(8), 4328-4337.


Samui G., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., Mahalinganathan, K. et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., P.  Sharma, et al. (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 (Thamban, M.). (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., et al. (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., et al. (2012). Relation between surface topography and sea-salt snow chemistry from Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica. The Cryosphere, 6, 505–515.


Antony, R., et al. (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., et al. (2012). High resolution reconstructions of recent warming using instrumental and ice core records from coastal Antarctica. Mausam, 62: 665-672.

Antony, R., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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. et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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., et al. (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 December 2020*

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