Stefan Kern

Dr. Stefan Kern

Participating Researcher


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC)
Room 306
Grindelberg 5
20144 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 2415
+49 40 42838 7712

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CliSAP Publications

  • Romero, D., Torres-Irineo, E., Kern, S., Orellana, R., & Engracia Hernandez-Cerda, M. (2017). Determination of the soil moisture recession constant from satellite data: a case study of the Yucatan peninsula. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38, 5793-5813. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1346844.
  • Kern, S., Ozsoy-Çiçek, B., & Worby, A. P. (2016). Antarctic Sea-Ice Thickness Retrieval from ICESat: Inter-Comparison of Different Approaches. Remote Sensing, 8(7): 538. doi:10.3390/rs8070538.
  • Kern, S., & Ozsoy-Cicek, B. (2016). Satellite Remote Sensing of Snow Depth on Antarctic Sea Ice: An Inter-Comparison of Two Empirical Approaches. Remote Sensing, 8: 450. doi:10.3390/rs8060450.
  • Haumann, F. A., Gruber, N., Munnich, M., Frenger, I., & Kern, S. (2016). Sea-ice transport driving Southern Ocean salinity and its recent trends. Nature, 537(7618), 89-92. doi:10.1038/nature19101.
  • Kern, S., Rosel, A., Pedersen, L. T., Ivanova, N., Saldo, R., & Tonboe, R. T. (2016). The impact of melt ponds on summertime microwave brightness temperatures and sea-ice concentrations. The Cryosphere, 10, 2217-2239. doi:10.5194/tc-10-2217-2016.
  • Beitsch, A., Kern, S., & Kaleschke, L. (2015). Comparison of SSM/I and AMSR-E sea ice concentrations with ASPeCt ship observations around antarctica. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53: 6898841, pp. 1985-1996. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2351497.
  • Kern, S., Khvorostovsky, K., Skourup, H., Rinne, E., Parsakhoo, Z. S., Djepa, V., Wadhams, P., & Sandven, S. (2015). The impact of snow depth, snow density and ice density on sea ice thickness retrieval from satellite radar altimetry: results from the ESA-CCI Sea Ice ECV Project Round Robin Exercise. The Cryosphere, 9, 37-52. doi:10.5194/tc-9-37-2015.
  • Kern, S., & Spreen, G. (2015). Uncertainties in Antarctic sea-ice thickness retrieval from ICESat. Annals of Glaciology, 56(69), 107-119. doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A736.
  • Ivanova, N., Pedersen, L. T., Tonboe, R. T., Kern, S., Heygster, G., Lavergne, T., Sorensen, A., Saldo, R., Dybkjaer, G., Brucker, L., & Shokr, M. (2015). Inter-comparison and evaluation of sea ice algorithms: towards further identification of challenges and optimal approach using passive microwave observations. Cryosphere, 9, 1797-1817. doi:10.5194/tc-9-1797-2015.
  • Beitsch, A., Kaleschke, L., & Kern, S. (2014). Investigating High-Resolution AMSR2 Sea Ice Concentrations during the February 2013 Fracture Event in the Beaufort Sea. Remote Sensing, 6, 3841-3856. doi:10.3390/rs6053841.
  • Aulicino, G., Fusco, G., Kern, S., & Budillon, G. (2014). Estimation of Sea-Ice Thickness in Ross and Weddell Seas from SSM/I Brightness Temperatures. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(7), 4122-4140. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2279799.
  • Makynen, M., Kern, S., Roesel, A., & Pedersen, L. T. (2014). On the Estimation of Melt Pond Fraction on the Arctic Sea Ice With ENVISAT WSM Images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52, 7366-7379. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2311476.
  • Beitsch, A., Kaleschke, L., & Kern, S. (2012). Comparison of AMSR-E Sea Ice Concentrations with aspect Ship Observations around Antarctica. In 2012 IEEE International geoscience and remote sensing (IGARSS) (pp. 3257-3260).
  • Ozsoy-Cicek, B., Kern, S., Ackley, S. F., Xie, H., & Tekeli, A. E. (2011). Intercomparisons of Antarctic sea ice types from visual ship, RADARSAT-1 SAR, Envisat ASAR, QuikSCAT, and AMSR-E satellite observations in the Bellingshausen Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(9-10), 1092-1111. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.031.
  • Kern, S., Ozsoy-Cicek, B., Willmes, S., Nicolaus, M., Haas, C., & Ackley, S. (2011). An intercomparison between AMSR-E snow-depth and satellite C- and Ku-Band radar backscatter data for Antarctic sea ice. Annals of Glaciology, 52(57), 279-290.
  • Kern, S., Kaleschke, L., & Spreen, G. (2010). Climatology of the Nordic (Irminger, Greenland, Barents, Kara and White/Pechora) Seas ice cover based on 85 GHz satellite microwave radiometry: 1992–2008. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 62(4), 411-434. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2010.00457.x.