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Dr. Nadja Steiner

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis

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Research Associate
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
SCI A212
Telephone: 250-363-1433[CCCma]
Ph: 250-363-6402[IOS]
Fax: 250-363-8247

Research Interests

  • Coupled atmosphere-ocean-biogeochemical modelling.
  • Gas exchange at the atmosphere-ocean interface.
  • Oxygen and nitrogen cycling in the ocean.
  • Gas transfer in ice covered regions.
  • Sea ice-ocean-modelling.


  • Abraham, C, N. Steiner, A, Monahan, C, Michel, 2015, Effects of subgrid-scale snow thickness variability on radiative transfer in sea ice. JGR Oceans, in revision.
  • Steiner, N., Azetsu-Scott, K., Hamilton, J., Hedges, K., Hu, X., Janjua, M. Y., Lavoie, D., Loder, J., Melling, H., Merzouk, A.., Perrie, W., Peterson, I., Scarratt, M., Sou, T., Tallmann, R.F. 2015, A Review of Climate change Trends and Projections affecting aquatic ecosystems: The Canadian Arctic, Environmental Reviews, .doi: 10.1139/er-2014-0066.
  • Steiner, N., J. Christian, K. Six, A. Yamamoto, M. Yamamoto-Kawai, 2014, Future ocean acidification in the Canada Basin and surrounding Arctic Ocean from CMIP5 earth system models, JGR Oceans, 119, 1, 332–347,DOI:10.1002/2013JC009069.
  • Clara Deal, Nadja Steiner, Jim Christian, Jaclyn Clement Kinney, Ken Denman, Scott Elliott, Georgina Gibson, Meibing Jin, Diane Lavoie, Sang Lee, Warren Lee, Wieslaw Maslowski, Jia Wang, and Eiji Watanabe 2014, Progress and Challenges in Biogeochemical Modelling of the Pacific Arctic Region. In: The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment, J. Grebmeier and W. Maslowski, Springer Publishing, XV, 450 p.
  • Steiner, N. S., Lee, W. G., Christian, J. R., 2013a. Enhanced gas fluxes in small sea ice leads and cracks - effects on CO2 exchange and ocean acidification. JGR Oceans, 118,3, 1195–1205. DOI:10.1002/jgrc.20100
  • Vancoppenolle, M., L. Bopp, G. Madec, J. Dunne, T. Ilyina, P.R. Halloran, N. Steiner, 2013. Future Arctic Ocean Primary Productivity from CMIP5 Simulations: Uncertain Outcome, but Consistent Mechanisms. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, DOI:10.1002/gbc.20055.
  • AMAP, 2013. AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. viii + 99 pp., ISBN – 978-82-7971-082-0 (N. Steiner contributing author)
  • Steiner, N., Galbraith, P., Hamilton, J., Hedges, K., Hu, X., Janjua, M. Y., Lambert, N., Larouche, P., Lavoie, D., Loder, J., Melling, H., Merzouk, A., Myers, P., Perrie, W.,Peterson, I., Pettipas, R., Scarratt, M., Sou, T., Tallmann, R.F. and van de Baaren, T. 2013. Climate Change Trends and Projections Assessment in the Arctic Basin - A Contribution to the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3042: xx + 151 pp.
  • Debby Ianson, Christoph Voelker, Ken L. Denman, Eric Kunze, Nadja Steiner, 2012, The effect of vertical and horizontal dilution on fertilized patch experiments, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 26, GB3002, 14 PP., 2012 doi:10.1029/2010GB004008.
  • Kenneth Denman, James Christian, Nadja Steiner, Hans-Otto Pörtner, and Yukihiro Nojiri, 2011, Potential impacts of future ocean acidification on marine ecosystems and fisheries, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr074.
  • Nadja Steiner, Marie Robert, Michael Arychuk, Maurice Levasseur, Anissa Merzouk, Angelica Peña, Wendy Richardson, Philippe Tortell 2011, Evaluating DMS measurements and model results in the Northeast subarctic Pacific from 1996-2010 , Biogeochemistry, Vol 110, 1-3, pp. 269-285, doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9669-9.
  • Shepson, P. A. Ariya, C. J. Deal, D. J. Donaldson, T. A. Douglas, B. Loose, T. Maksym, P. A. Matrai, L. M. Russell, B. Saenz, J. Stefels, and N. Steiner 2012. Changing Polar Environments: Interdisciplinary Challenges, EOS, 93, 11.
  • Svein Vagle, Craig McNeil and Nadja Steiner, 2011: Upper ocean bubble measurements from the NE Pacific and estimates of their role in air-sea gas transfer of nitrogen, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 115, C12054, doi:10.1029/2009JC005990.
  • Nadja Steiner and Ken Denman, 2008: Parameter Sensitivities in a 1-D Model for DMS and Sulphur Cycling in the Upper Ocean, Deep Sea Research I, 55, 7, 847-865.
  • Steiner, N., S. Vagle, K. Denman, C. McNeil, 2007, Oxygen and Nitrogen Cycling in the Northeast Pacific - Simulations and Observations at Station Papa in 2003/2004, JMR, 65,3, 441-469 .
  • Steiner, N., K. Denman, N. McFarlane, and L. Solheim, 2005: Simulating the coupling between atmosphere-ocean processes and the planktonic ecosystem during SERIES, Deep-Sea Research, II, 53, 2434-2454.  
  • Steiner, N., G. Holloway, R.Gerdes, S.Häkkinen, D. Holland, M. Karcher, F. Kauker, W. Maslowski, A. Proshutinsky, M. Steele, J.Zhang, 2004: Comparing Modeled Streamfunction, heat and Freshwater Content in the Arctic Ocean, Ocean Modelling, 6, 265-285.
  • Steiner, Nadja, Tessa Sou and Greg Holloway, 2003: Estimation of Arctic windspeeds and stresses with impacts on ocean-ice-snow modelling, Journal of Marine Systems , 39,129-151.
  • Proshutinsky, A., M.Steele, J.Zhang, G.Holloway, N.Steiner, S.Häkkinen, D.Holland, R.Gerdes, C.Coeberle, M.Karcher, M.Johnson, W.Maslowski, W.Walczowski, W. Hibler, and Jia Wang , 2001: Multinational Effort Studies Differences Among Arctic Ocean Models, EOS, 82(51), 637,643-644.
  • Steele, M., W.Ermold, S.Häkkinen, D.Holland, G.Holloway, M.Karcher, F. Kauker, W.Maslowski, N.Steiner, and J.Zhang, 2001: Adrift in the Beaufort Gyre: A Model Intercomparison, Geophysical Research Letters, 28(15), 2835-2838.
  • Steiner, Nadja, 2001: Introduction of Variable Drag Coefficients in Large-Scale Sea-Ice Models, Annals of Glaciology, 33, 181-186.
  • Steiner, Nadja, Markus Harder and Peter Lemke, 1999: Sea Ice Roughness and Drag Coefficients in a Dynamic-Thermodynamic Sea Ice Model for the Arctic, Tellus, 51A(5), 964-978.


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