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Larysa G. Istomina

Group at IUP:


Remote Sensing of Sea Ice - PHAROS


Current Position:


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interest:


- Mechanisms responsible for the Arctic radiative budget and climate
balance;

- Climatic feedbacks in the Arctic;

- Dynamics and status of the thinning Arctic ice cover, effect of ice
algae and melt ponds on it.

- Satellite remote sensing of the polar regions, aerosol, cloud and
surface retrievals;

- Expanding the non-sufficient field measurement network in the polar
regions.



Research Career:
August 2015 till present: postdoctoral researcher within the EU project
SPICES, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen

August 2011 till July 2014: postdoctoral researcher within the EU
project SIDARUS, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen

1.09.2007 till July 2011: PhD student at the University of Bremen,
Institute of Environmental Physics with the topic "Retrieval of aerosol
optical thickness over snow and ice in the Arctic using satellite
observations", Magna cum laude (0.9)

2006 to August 2007: Postgraduate researcher at the Institute of
Astronomy of National Kharkiv University
Additional Information:
Field Campaigns:

- 02.08.2012 – 08.10.2012: Aerosol optical depth and spectral albedo
measurements of the sea ice and melt ponds during RV Polarstern cruise
in the Central Arctic PS 89/3 „IceArc2012“.

- 17.08.2015 – 15.10.2015: spectral albedo and spectral transmittance
measurements of the sea ice and melt ponds, kite imagery and aerosol
optical depth measurements during RV Polarstern cruise in the Central
Arctic PS94/3 „TransArcII“.
Selected Publications:

Malinka, A.V., Zege, E.P., Katsev, I.L., Prikhach, A.S., and *Istomina,
L.*: Accounting for Atmospheric Effects in the Interpretation of
Satellite and Ground-Based Optical Measurements, J Appl Spectrosc., 83:
741-749. doi:10.1007/s10812-016-0357-3, 2016.

Gilg, O., *Istomina, L.*, Heygster, L., Strøm, H., Gavrilo, M. V.,
Mallory, M. L., Gilchrist, G., Aebischer, A., Sabard, B., Huntemann, M.,
Mosbech, A., Yannic, G.: Living on the edge of a shrinking habitat: the
ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea, an endangered sea-ice specialist, Biology
Letters, 12 (11), doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0277, 2016.

Malinka, A., Zege, E., Heygster, G., and *Istomina, L.*: Reflective
properties of white and snow-covered sea ice, The Cryosphere
10(6):2541-2557, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2541-2016, 2016.

*Istomina, L.*, Heygster, G., Huntemann, M., Schwarz, P., Birnbaum, G.,
Scharien, R., Polashenski, C., Perovich, D., Zege, E., Malinka, A.,
Prikhach, A., and Katsev, I.: Melt pond fraction and spectral sea ice
albedo retrieval from MERIS data – Part 1: Validation against in situ,
aerial, and ship cruise data, The Cryosphere, 9, 1551-1566,
doi:10.5194/tc-9-1551-2015, 2015.

*Istomina, L.*, Heygster, G., Huntemann, M., Marks, H., Melsheimer, C.,
Zege, E., Malinka, A., Prikhach, A., and Katsev, I.: Melt pond fraction
and spectral sea ice albedo retrieval from MERIS data – Part 2: Case
studies and trends of sea ice albedo and melt ponds in the Arctic for
years 2002–2011, The Cryosphere, 9, 1567-1578,
doi:10.5194/tc-9-1567-2015, 2015.

*Istomina L.*, von Hoyningen-Huene, W., Kokhanovsky, A. A., Schultz, E.,
and J. P. Burrows: Remote sensing of aerosols over snow using infrared
AATSR observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1133-1145, 2011.

*Istomina L.*, W. von Hoyningen-Huene, A. A. Kokhanovsky, and J. P.
Burrows. The detection of cloud free snow covered areas using AATSR
measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 1-13, 2010.
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