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AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography, University of Waterloo

AWARDS / EDUCATION

Ph.D. Geography, University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal Award: Outstanding Academic Performance

 

Chris Derksen

Research Scientist - Cryosphere and Climate Interaction

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Develop new knowledge on the state, variability, and change in the cryosphere, including the role in the climate system

  • Retrieval of information on the cryosphere from airborne and satellite remote sensing
  • Application of satellite datasets to climatological, hydrological, and modelling studies of the cryosphere
  • Field studies of the properties and distribution of high latitude snow cover

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Co-Investigator and Theme Leader, "Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere - Canadian contribution to the State and Fate of the Polar Cryosphere", International Polar Year network project

Past-President, Eastern Snow Conference

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Derksen, C., S. L. Smith; M. Sharp; L. Brown; S. Howell; L. Copland; D. R. Mueller; Y. Gauthier; C. Fletcher; A. Tivy; M. Bernier; J. Bourgeois; R. Brown; C. R. Burn; C. Duguay; P. Kushner; A. Langlois; A. G. Lewkowicz; A. Royer; A. Walker. 2012. Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere. Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0470-0.

Derksen, C., P. Toose, J. Lemmetyinen, J. Pulliainen, A.Langlois, N. Rutter and M. Fuller. 2012. Evaluation of passive microwave brightness temperature simulations and snow water equivalent retrievals through a winter season. Remote Sensing of Environment. 117: 236–248.

Derksen, C., P. Toose, A. Rees, L. Wang, M. English, A. Walker, and M. Sturm. 2010. Development of a tundra-specific snow water equivalent retrieval algorithm for satellite passive microwave data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 1699-1709.

Brown, R., C. Derksen, and L. Wang. 2010. A multi-dataset analysis of variability and change in Arctic spring snow cover extent, 1967-2008. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JD013975.

Derksen, C., M. Sturm, G. Liston, J. Holmgren, H. Huntington, A. Silis, and D. Solie. 2009. Northwest Territories and Nunavut snow characteristics from a sub-Arctic traverse: Implications for passive microwave remote sensing. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 10(2): 448-463.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Arctic & Northern
     Ice
          Snowpacks
Climate
     Climate Change and Processes
          Satellite remote sensing
Water
     Ice
          Cryospheric