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Publications - Polar Landscape & Remote Sensing

Publications - Polar Landscape & Remote Sensing

Recent publications on this area of research are listed here.

You can also browse listings of all recent publications by members of the Institute and within each person's biography page.

Journal articles


  • Marshall, G., Kivinen, S., Jylhä, K., Vignols, R. and Rees, W.G., 2018. The accuracy of climate variability and trends across Arctic Fennoscandia in four reanalyses. International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5541.


  • Rees, W.G., Brown, J.A., Fretwell, P.T. and Trathan, P.N., 2017. What colour is penguin guano?. Antarctic Science, v. 29, p.417-425. doi:10.1017/S0954102017000190.
  • Twongyirwe, R., Bithell, M., Richards, K.S. and Rees, W.G., 2017. Do livelihood typologies influence local perceptions of forest cover change? Evidence from a tropical forested and non-forested rural landscape in western Uganda. Journal of Rural Studies, v. 50, p.12-29. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.12.009.


  • Marshall, G.J., Vignols, R.M. and Rees, W.G., 2016. Climate change in the Kola Peninsula, Arctic Russia, during the last 50 years from meteorological observations. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0179.1.
  • Pope, A., Willis, I.C., Pálsson, F., Arnold, N.S., Rees, W.G., Björnsson, H. and Grey, L., 2016. Elevation change, mass balance, dynamics and surging of Langjökull, Iceland from 1997 to 2007. Journal of Glaciology, v. 62, p.497-511. doi:10.1017/jog.2016.55.
  • Pope, E.L., Willis, I.C., Pope, A., Miles, E.S., Arnold, N.S. and Rees, W.G., 2016. Contrasting snow and ice albedos derived from MODIS, Landsat ETM+ and airborne data from Langjökull, Iceland. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 175, p.183-195. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.051.


  • , 2015. The suitability of using ASTER GDEM2 for terrain-based extraction of stream channel networks in a lowland Arctic permafrost catchment. Fennia – International Journal of Geography, doi:10.11143/46290.
  • Kasimov, N.S., Golubeva, E.I., Lurie, I.K., Zimin, M.V., Samsonov, T.E., Tutubalina, O.V., Rees, W.G., Mikheeva, A.I. and Alyautdinov, A.R., 2015. Library of spectral characteristics of geographical objects within the structure of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Geoportal. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 5: Geografiya, v. 2015-January, p.3-8.
  • Swirad, Z.M. and Rees, W.G., 2015. Geomorphometric analysis of a rocky coastline: an example from Hornsund, Svalbard. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, v. 29, p.1694-1717. doi:10.1080/13658816.2015.1061131.
  • Twongyirwe, R., Bithell, M., Richards, K.S. and Rees, W.G., 2015. Three decades of forest cover change in Uganda’s Northern Albertine Rift Landscape. Land Use Policy, v. 49, p.236-251. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.07.013.


  • Pope, A. and Rees, G., 2014. Using in situ spectra to explore landsat classification of glacier surfaces. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 27, p.42-52. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2013.08.007.
  • Pope, A. and Rees, W.G., 2014. Impact of spatial, spectral, and radiometric properties of multispectral imagers on glacier surface classification. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 141, p.1-13. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.08.028.
  • Pope, A., Rees, W.G., Fox, A.J. and Fleming, A., 2014. Open Access Data in Polar and Cryospheric Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, v. 6, p.6183-6220. doi:10.3390/rs6076183.
  • Rees, G., Headland, R., Scambos, T. and Haran, T., 2014. Finding the Arctic pole of inaccessibility. Polar Record, v. 50, p.86-91. doi:10.1017/S003224741300051X.