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 Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta


Libo Wang

Research Scientist - Cryosphere and Climate Interaction

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Develop cryopshere datasets to document and understand variability and change in the Arctic cryosphere, and to evaluate and improve the representation of cryosphere in climate models


  • Development of snow-related datasets from satellite remote sensing
  • Evaluation of cryospheric processes in climate and hydrological models
  • Application of satellite datasets to document variability and change in the Cryosphere


Wang, L., M. MacKay, R. Brown, P. Bartlett, R. Harvey, and A. Langlois. 2014. Application of satellite data for evaluating the cold climate performance of the Canadian Regional Climate model over Québec, Canada. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 15, 614-630.

Mioduszewski, J. R., A. K. Rennermalm, D. A. Robinson, and L. Wang. 2014. Controls on Spatial and Temporal Variability in Northern Hemisphere Terrestrial Snow Melt Timing, 1979–2012. Journal of Climate, 28, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00558.1.

Mortin, J., S. Howell, L. Wang, C. Derksen, G. Svensson, R. Graversen, T. Schrøder. 2014. Extending the QuikSCAT record of seasonal melt-freeze transitions over Arctic sea ice using ASCAT. Remote Sensing of Environment, 141, 214-230.

Wang, L., C. Derksen, R. Brown, and T. Markus. 2013. Recent changes in pan-Arctic melt onset from satellite passive microwave measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50098.

Wang, L., G. J. Wolken, M. J. Sharp, S. E. L. Howell, C. Derksen, R. D. Brown, T. Markus, and J. Cole. 2011. Integrated pan-Arctic melt onset detection from satellite active/passive microwave measurements, 2000-2009. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22103, doi:10.1029/2011JD016256.

Brown, R., C. Derksen, and L. Wang. 2010. A multi-data set analysis of variability and change in Arctic spring snow cover extent, 1967–2008. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16111, doi:10.1029/2010JD013975.

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.

Sharp, M., and Wang, L. 2009. A Five-Year Record of Summer Melt on Eurasian Arctic Ice Caps, Journal of Climate, 22, 133-145.

Wang, L., C. Derksen, and R. Brown. 2008. Detection of Pan-Arctic Terrestrial Snowmelt from QuikSCAT, 2000 – 2005. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112(10): 3794-3805.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Arctic & Northern
     Climate Change and Processes
          Satellite remote sensing
          Snow Processes and Measurement
          Trends and variability
          Satellite remote sensing
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