Peer reviewed publications:

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In review:

Tao, R., Nicolaus, M.,  Katlein, C., Anhaus, P., M., Hoppmann, M., Spreen, G., Niehaus, H., Jäkel, E., Wendisch, M., Haas, C.  (2023)
Seasonality of spectral radiative fluxes and optical properties of Arctic sea ice
under review in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

Salganik, E., Lange, B.A., Itkin, P., Divine, D.,  Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Hoppmann, M., Neckel, N., Høyland, K.V., Granskog, M.A. (2023)
Different mechanisms of Arctic first-year sea-ice ridge consolidation observed during the MOSAiC
under review in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene



Katlein, C. (2023)
Positioning robotic systems under ice: A summary of challenges and potential ways forward.
Deutsche Hydrografische Nachrichten (DHN) doi:/10.23784/HN125-09 (invited article, not peer reviewed)

Lange, B.A., Salganik, E., Macfarlane, A., Schneebeli, M., Høyland, K., Gardner, J.,  Müller, O., Divine, D.V., Kohlbach, D., Katlein, C., Granskog, M.A. (2023)
Snowmelt contributes to Arctic first-year ice ridge mass balance and rapid consolidation during summer melt
 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

De Vos, M., Rabenstein, L., Kountouris, P., Shears, J., Suhrhoff, M., Katlein, C. (2023) Understanding the drift of Shackleton’s Endurance during its last days before it sank in November 1915 using meteorological reanalysis data
History of Geo- and Space Sciences

Salganik, E., Katlein, C., Lange, B.A., Matero, I., Lei, R., Fong, A., Fons, S.W., Divine, D., Oggier, M., Castellani, G., Bozzato, D., Chamberlain, E.J., Hoppe, C., Müller, O., Gardner, J., Rinke, A., Simões Pereira, P., Ulfsbo, A., Marsay, C., Webster, M.A., Maus, S., Høyland, K.V., Granskog, M.A. (2023)
Temporal evolution of under-ice meltwater layers and false bottoms below Arctic sea ice and their impact on ice mass balance
 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene


Kawaguchi, Y., Koenig, Z., Nomura, D., Hoppmann, M., Inoue, J., Fang, Y.-C., Schulz, K., Gallagher, M., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Rabe, B. (2022) Turbulent Mixing During Late Summer in the Ice–Ocean Boundary Layer in the Central Arctic Ocean: Results From the MOSAiC Expedition. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans

Nicolaus, M., Perovich, D., Spreen, G., Granskog, M.A., … , Katlein, C., and 98 others (2022) Overview of the MOSAiC expedition – Snow and Sea Ice.
elementa – Science of the Anthropocene 

Campbell, K., Lange, B.A., Landy, J.C., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Anhaus, P.,   Matero, I., Gradinger, R., Charette, J., Duerksen, S., Tremblay, P., Rysgaard, S., Tranter, M., Haas, C., Michel, C. (2022) Net heterotrophy in High Arctic first-year and multi-year spring sea ice. elementa – Science of the Anthropocene


Anhaus, P., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Arndt, S., Jutila, A., Haas, C. (2021) Snow Depth Retrieval on Arctic Sea Ice Using Under-Ice Hyperspectral Radiation Measurements. Frontiers in Marine Science

Anhaus, P., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Hoppmann, M., Haas, C. (2021)  From Bright Windows to Dark Spots: Snow Cover Controls Melt Pond Optical Properties during Refreezing. Geophysical Research Letters

Campbell, K., Matero, I., Bellas, C., Turpin-Jelfs, T., Anhaus, P., Graeve, P., Fripiat, F., Tranter, M., Landy, J.C., Sanchez-Baracaldo, P., Leu., E., Katlein, C., Mundy, C.J., Rysgaard, S., Tedesco, L., Haas, C., Nicolaus, M. (2021) Monitoring a changing Arctic: Recent advancements in the study of sea ice microbial communities.  Ambio

Castellani, G., Veyssière, G., Karcher, M., Stroeve, J., Banas, N., Bouman, H., Brierley, A., Connan, S., Cottier, F., Große, F., Hobbs, L.,  Katlein, C., Light, B., McKee, D., Orkney, A., Proud, R., Schouroup-Kristensen, V. (2021) Shine a light: Underwater light and its ecological implications in a changing Arctic Ocean. Ambio

Katlein, C., Langelier, J.-P., Oellet, A., Lévesque-Desrosiers, F., Hisette, Q., Lange, B.A., Lambert-Girard, S. (2021) The three-dimensional light field within sea ice ridges, Geophysical Research Letters,

Perron, C., Katlein, C., Lambert-Girard, S., Leymarie, E., Guinard, L.-P., Marquet, P., Babin, M. (2021) Development of a Diffuse Reflectance Probe for In Situ Measurement of Inherent Optical Properties in Sea Ice. The Cryosphere

Krumpen, T., von Albedyll, L., Goessling, H.F., Hendricks, S., Juhls, B., Spreen, G., Willmes, S., Belter, H.J., Dethloff, K., Haas, C., Kaleschke, L., Katlein, C., Tian-Kunze, X., Ricker, R., Rostosky, P., Rueckert, J., Singha, S., Sokolova, J. (2021) The MOSAiC Drift: Ice conditions from space and comparison with previous years. The Cryosphere

Priou, P. , Nikolopoulos, A., Flores, H., Gradinger, R., Kunisch, E., Katlein, C., Castellani, G., Linders, T., Berge, J., Fisher, J., Geoffroy, M. (2021) Dense mesopelagic sound scattering layer and vertical segregation of pelagic organisms at the Arctic-Atlantic gateway during the midnight sun.
Progress in Oceanography

Nicolaus, M., Hoppmann, M., Arndt, S., Hendricks, S., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, A., Rossmann, L., Schiller, S., Schwegmann, S. (2021) Snow Depth and Air Temperature Seasonality on Sea Ice Derived From Snow Buoy measurements.
Frontiers in Marine Science

Katlein, C., Valcic, L., Lambert-Girard, S., Hoppmann, M. (2021) New insights into radiative transfer in sea ice derived from autonomous ice internal measurements, The Cryosphere


Schanke, N., Bolinesi, F., Mangoni, O., Katlein, C., Anhaus, P., Hoppmann, M., Lee, P.A., DiTullio, G.R. (2020) Biogeochemical and ecological variability at an ice-floe drift station in the central deep Arctic Ocean.
Limnology and Oceanography

Katlein, C., Mohrholz, V., Sheikin, I., Itkin, P., Divine, D.V., Stroeve, J., Jutila, A., Krampe, D., Shimanchuk, E., Raphael, I., Rabe, B., Kuznetsov, I., Mallet, M., Liu, H.-L., Hoppmann, Fang, Y.-C., Dumitrascu, D., Arndt, S., Anhaus, P., Nicolaus, P., Matero, I., Oggier, M., Eicken, H., Haas, C. (2020) Platelet Ice under Arctic pack ice in winter, Geophysical Research Letters

Wollenburg, J. E., Iversen, M., Katlein, C., Krumpen, T., Nicolaus, M., Castellani, G., Peeken, I., Flores, H. (2020) New observations of the distribution, morpholoy, and dissolution dynamics of cryogenic gypsum in the Arctic Ocean, The Cryosphere

Hoffmann, L., Eggers, S. L., Allhusen, E., Katlein, C., Peeken, I. (2020) Interactions between the ice algae Fragillariopsis cylindrus and microplastics in sea ice, Environment International,


Katlein, C., Labaste, M., Hoppmann, M. (2019) Manual recovery of an ice-tethered ocean profiler,  Frontiers in Marine Science – Ocean Observation

Massicotte, P., Peeken, I., Katlein, C., Flores, H., Huot, Y., Castellani, G., Arndt, S., Lange, B.A., Babin, M. (2019) Sensitivity of phytoplankton primary production estimates under heterogeneous sea surface to available irradiance, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans

Lange,B.A., Haas, C., Charette, J., Katlein, C., Campbell, K., Duerksen, S., Coupel, P., Anhaus, P., Jutila, A., Tremblay, P.O.G., Carlyle, C.G., Michel,C. (2019) Contrasting snow cover dynamics on multi-year vs. first-year sea ice induces contrasting irradiance–algal biomass relationships, Geophysical Research Letters

Katlein, C., Belter, H.J., Arndt, S., Nicolaus, M. (2019) Seasonal evolution of light transmission distributions through Arctic sea ice, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans,

Katlein, C. (2019) An open-source albedo-wand for the measurement of sea ice albedo. Advances in Polar Science, 2019, 30(2): 106-117, doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2019.0002


Peeken, I., Bergmann, M., Gerdts, G., Katlein, C., Krumpen, T., Primpke, S., Tekman, M. (2018) Microplastics in the Marine Realms of the Arctic with
Special Emphasis on Sea Ice, in NOAA Arctic Report Card 2018, hdl:10013/epic.56489dca-6ac3-452e-aba2-f218280b6e20

Attard, K.M., Sogaard, D.H., Piontek, J., Lange, B.A., Katlein, C., Sorensen, H.L., McGinnis, D.F., Rovelli, L., Rysgaard, S., Wenzhöfer, F., Glud, R. (2018) Oxygen fluxes beneath Arctic land-fast ice and pack ice: towards estimates of ice productivity, Polar Biology, doi:10.1007/s00300-018-2350-1

Wollenburg, J.E., Katlein, C., Nehrke, G., Nöthig, E.-M., Matthiessen, J., Wolf-Gladrow, D.A., Nikolopoulos, A., Gázquez-Sanchez, F., Rossmann, L., Assmy, P., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Beaulieu, M., Dybwad, C., Peeken, I. (2018) Ballasting by cryogenic gypsum enhances carbon export in a Phaeocystis under-ice bloom, Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26016-0

Peeken, I., Primpke, S., Beyer, B., Gütermann, J., Katlein, C. , Krumpen, T.,  Bergmann, M., Hehemann, L., Gerdts, G. (2018) Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic, Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03825-5


Lange, B., Katlein, C. , Castellani, G., Fernández-Méndez, M., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., Flores, H. (2017) Characterizing Spatial Variability of Ice Algal Chlorophyll a and Net Primary Production between Sea Ice Habitats Using Horizontal Profiling Platforms, Frontiers in Marine Science – Ocean Observation doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00349

Katlein, C. , Schiller, M., Belter, H.J., Coppolaro, V., Wenslandt, D., Nicolaus, M. (2017) A New Remotely Operated Sensor Platform for Interdisciplinary Observations under Sea Ice, Frontiers in Marine Science – Ocean Observation doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00281

Katlein, C., Hendricks, S., and Key, J. (2017) Brief communication: Antarctic sea ice gain does not compensate for increased solar absorption from Arctic ice loss, The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-279,

Arndt, S., Meiners, K., Ricker, R., Krumpen, T., Katlein, C. , Nicolaus, M. (2017) Influence of snow depth and surface flooding on light transmission through Antarctic pack ice, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans


Lange, B. A., Katlein, C., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., and Flores, H. (2016), Sea ice algae chlorophyll a concentrations derived from under-ice spectral radiation profiling platforms, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC011991

Roca-Martí, M., Puigcorbé, V., Rutgers van der Loeff, M. M., Katlein, C., Fernández-Méndez, M., Peeken, I., and Masqué, P. (2016), Carbon export fluxes and export efficiency in the central Arctic during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012: a joint 234Th/238U and 210Po/210Pb study, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC011816.

Katlein, C. , Perovich, D.K., Nicolaus, M. (2016) Geometric effects of an inhomogeneous sea ice cover on the under ice light field, Frontiers in Earth Science – Cryospheric Sciences 4:6. doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00006


Katlein, C. , Arndt, S., Nicolaus, M., Jakuba, M.V., Elliott, S., Whitcomb, L.L., McFarland, C.J., Suman, S., Perovich, D.K., Gerdes, R., Boetius, A. and German, C.R. (2015) Influence of ice thickness and surface properties on light transmission through Arctic sea ice, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans doi:10.1002/2015JC010914

Lee, Y. J., Matrai, P. A., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Saba, V. S., Antoine, D., Ardyna, M., Asanuma, I., Babin, M., Bélanger, S., Benoît-Gagné, M., Devred, E., Fernández-Méndez, M., Gentili, B., Hirawake, T., Kang, S.-H., Kameda, T., Katlein, C., Lee, S. H., Lee, Z., Mélin, F., Scardi, M., Smyth, T. J., Tang, S., Turpie, K. R., Waters, K. J. and Westberry, T. K. (2015), An assessment of phytoplankton primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean from satellite ocean color/in situ chlorophyll-a-based models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans doi:10.1002/2015JC011018

Fernandez Mendez, M., Katlein, C. , Rabe, B., Nicolaus, M., Peeken, I., Bakker, K., Flores, H. and Boetius, A. (2015) Photosynthetic production in the Central Arctic during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012, Biogeosciences doi:10.5194/bgd-12-2897-2015


Katlein, C. , Fernandez Mendez, M. , Wenzhöfer, F. and Nicolaus, M. (2014) Distribution of algal aggregates under summer sea ice in the Central Arctic, Polar Biology doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1634-3

Katlein, C. , Nicolaus, M. and Petrich, C. (2014) The anisotropic scattering coefficient of sea ice, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans doi:10.1002/2013JC009502


Assmy, P. , Ehn, K. , Fernandez Mendez, M. , Hop, H. , Katlein, C. , Sundfjord, S. , Bluhm, K. , Daase, M. , Engel, A. , Fransson, A. , Granskog, M. A. , Hudson, S. R. , Kristiansen, S. , Nicolaus, M. , Peeken, I. , Renner, A. H. H. , Spreen, G. , Tatarek, A. and Wiktor, J. (2013)
Floating ice-algal aggregates below melting Arctic sea ice, Plos One, 8 (10), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076599

Nicolaus, M. and Katlein, C. (2013) Mapping radiation transfer through sea ice using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ,The Cryosphere, 7 , pp. 763-777

Boetius, A. , Albrecht, S. , Bakker, K. , Bienhold, C. , Felden, J. , Fernandez Mendez, M. , Hendricks, S. , Katlein, C. , Lalande, C. , Krumpen, T. , Nicolaus, M. , Peeken, I. , Rabe, B. , Rogacheva, A. , Rybakova, E. , Somavilla Cabrillo, R. and Wenzhöfer, F. , RV Polarstern ARK27-3-Shipboard Science Party (2013)
Export of Algal Biomass from the Melting Arctic Sea Ice., Science, 339 (6126), pp. 1430-1432 .doi:10.1126/science.1231346


Nicolaus, M. , Katlein, C. , Maslanik, J. and Hendricks, S. (2012) Changes in Arctic sea ice result in increasing light transmittance and absorption, Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1029/2012GL053738


Katlein, C. (2015) Spatial variability of light regimes under Arctic sea ice, PhD Thesis, Jacobs University Bremen hdl:10013/epic.46401

Katlein, C. (2012) ROV basierte Untersuchung der räumlichen Variabilität der Lichttransmission durch arktisches Meereis im Sommer, Diplomarbeit, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen hdl:10013/epic.40496

Other publications (non-reviewed):

Katlein, C. (2009) Thermal stresses on the ice crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, Project report AT-323 “Thermomechanics of sea ice cover and loads on structures’, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Katlein, C. (2009) Physics of Snow drift, Project report AT-301 “Infrastructure in a changing climate’, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Katlein, C.,  Hallberg, K. (2009) Foundation of infrastructure in Pyramiden and Longyearbyen – A comparative study of the types of foundation in the two  cities, building damages, and a discussion of reasons for failures, Project report AT-301 “Infrastructure in a changing climate’, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Cruise reports and conference presentations can be found under:

Various datasets from the field campaigns are available under: