List of Publications

Michael Studinger

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

POBox 1000, Palisades, NY 10964-8000, USA

List of Peer Reviewed Publications


MacGregor, J.A., K. Matsuoka, M. Studinger, Radar detection of accreted ice over Lake Vostok, Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Vol 282, pp 222-233, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.018, 2009.

MacGregor, J.A., K. Matsuoka, M.R. Koutnik, E.D. Waddington, M. Studinger, D.P. Winebrenner, Millennially averaged accumulation rates for the Lake Vostok region inferred from deep internal layers, Annals of Glaciology, Vol. 50(51), pp 25 - 34, 2009.


Studinger, M., R.E. Bell, N. Frearson, Comparison of AIRGrav and GT-1A airborne gravimeters for research applications, Geophysics, Vol. 73, I51, doi:10.1190/1.2969664, 2008 (download PDF).

Priscu, J.C., S. Tulaczyk, M. Studinger, M.C. Kennicutt II, B.C. Christner, and C.M. Foreman, Antarctic subglacial water: origin, evolution, and ecology, in: Polar Lakes and Rivers - Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems, Edited by Warwick F. Vincent & Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-921388-7, 327 pp, 2008.


Golynsky, A., D. Blankenship, M. Chiappini, D.Damaske, F. Ferraccioli, C. Finn, D. Golynsky, A. Goncharov, T. Ishihara, S. Ivanov, W. Jokat, H.R. Kim, M. König, V. Masolov, Y. Nogi, M. Sand, M. Studinger, and the ADMAP Working Grou, New Magnetic Anomaly Map of East Antarctica and Surrounding Regions, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World—Online Proceedings for the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.3133/of2007-1047.srp050,, 2007.

Bialas, R.W., W.R. Buck, M. Studinger, P.G. Fitzgerald, Plateau collapse model for the Transantarctic Mountains West Antarctic Rift System: Insights from numerical experiments, Geology, Vol. 35, No. 8, 687-690, doi: 10.1130/G23825A.1, 2007.

Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Shuman, C.A., Fahnestock, M., Joughin, I., Large subglacial lakes in East Antarctica at the onset of fast-flowing ice streams, Nature, Vol. 445, 904-907, doi:10.1038/nature05554, 2007.


Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Fitzgerald, P.G., Buck, W.R., Crustal architecture of the Transantarctic Mountains between the Scott and Reedy Glacier region and South Pole from aerogeophysical data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.07.035, Vol 250 (1-2), p 182-199, 2006.

Christner, B.C., George Royston-Bishop, Christine M. Foreman, Brianna R. Arnold Martyn Tranter, Kathleen. A. Welch, W. Berry Lyons, Alexandre I. Tsapin, M. Studinger, and John C. Priscu, Limnological conditions in subglacial Lake Vostok, Antarctica, Limnology and Oceanography, Vol 61, No 6, p 2485-2501, 2006, e-link.

Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Karner, G.D., Finn, C.A., and Blankenship, D.D., Identifying major sedimentary basins beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from aeromagnetic data analysis, in: D.K. Fütterer, D. Damaske, G. Kleinschmidt, H. Miller, F. Tessensohn, (Eds), Antarctica: Contributions to global earth sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 117 - 122, 2006.

Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Fahnestock, M.A., and Shuman, C.A., Tectonically controlled subglacial lakes on the flanks of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L02504, doi:10.1029/2005GL025207, 2006.


Karner, G.D., Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Gravity anomalies of sedimentary basins and their mechanical implications: Application to the Ross Sea basins, West Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 235, p 577 - 596, 2005, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.04.016.

Tikku, A.A., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Clarke, G.K.C., Tabacco, I., and Ferraccioli, F., The influx of meltwater to subglacial Lake Concordia, East Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 51 No. 172, p 96-104, e-link, 2005.

Bell, R.E., M. Studinger, A. Tikku, J.D. Castello, Ancient Ice and Subglacial Lake Environments: Lake Vostok as an Example, In Life in Ancient Ice, edited by J.D. Castello, and  S.O. Rogers, Princeton University Press, p 251-267, ISBN: 0-691-07475-5, 2005.

Before 2005

Tikku, A.A., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Clarke, G.K.C., Ice flow over Lake Vostok, East Antarctica inferred by structure tracking, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 227, 249-261, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.09.021, 2004.

Leonard, K., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., and Tremblay, B., Anomalous accumulation rates in the Vostok ice core from ice flow over Lake Vostok, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, No. 24, L24602, doi:10.1029/2004GL021102, 2004.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., and Tikku A.A., Estimating the depth and shape of subglacial Lake Vostok’s water cavity from aerogravity data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L12401, doi:10.1029/2004GL019801, 2004.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Buck, W.R., Karner,G.D., and Blankenship, D.D., Sub-ice geology inland of the Transantarctic Mountains in light of new aerogeophysical data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 220, 391-408, 2004, doi:10.1016/10.1016/S0012-821X(04)00066-4.

Studinger, M., Karner,G.D,  Bell, R.E., Levin, V., Tikku, A.A., Raymond, C.A., Geophysical Models for the Tectonic Framework of the Lake Vostok Region, East Antarctica, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 216, 663-677, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00548-X, 2003.

Studinger, M., R.E. Bell, G.D. Karner, A.A. Tikku, J.W. Holt, D.L. Morse, T.G. Richter, S.D. Kempf, M.E. Peters, D.D. Blankenship, R.E. Sweeney, and V.L. Rystrom. Ice cover, landscape setting, and geological framework of Lake Vostok, East Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 205(3-4), 195-210, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(02)01041-5, 2003.

Bell, R.E., M. Studinger, A.A. Tikku, G.K.C. Clarke, M.M. Gutner, and C. Meertens, Origin and fate of Lake Vostok water frozen to the base of the East Antarctic ice sheet, Nature, 417, 307-310, doi:10.1038/416307a, 2002.

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Finn, C.A., and Blankenship, D.D., Mesozoic and Cenozoic extensional tectonics of the West Antarctic rift system from high-resolution airborne geophysical mapping, In: J.A. Gamble, D.N.B. Skinner, and S. Henrys, Antarctica at the close of a millenium, R. Soc. of NZ Bull., 35, pp 563-569, 2002 Download PDF file (376 Kbyte).

Studinger, M., Bell, R.E., Blankenship, D.D., Finn, C.A., Arko, R.A., Morse, D.L., and Joughin, I., Subglacial Sediments: A Regional Geological Template for Ice Flow in West Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(18), 3493-3496, 2001 doi:10.1029/2000GL011788.

Blankenship, D.D., Morse, D.L., Finn, C.A., Bell, R.E., Peters, M.E., Kempf, S.E., Hodge, S.M., Studinger, M., Behrendt, J.C., and Brozena, J.M., Geologic controls on the initiation of rapid basal motion for the West Antarctic ice streams; A geophysical perspective including new airborne radar sounding and laser altimetry results, Ant. Res. Ser., 77, 105-121, 2001.

Studinger, M., and Miller H., Crustal structure of the Filchner-Ronne Shelf and Coats Land, Antarctica from gravity and magnetic data: implications for the breakup of Gondwana, J. Geophys. Res., 104(B9), 20379-20394,1999. Download PDF file (4380 Kbyte).

Studinger, M., Compilation and analysis of potential field data from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica: implications for the breakup of Gondwana, Rep. Polar Res., 276, 134 pp, 1998. Download PDF file (6630 Kbyte).

Studinger, M., Kurinin R.G., Aleshkova N., Miller H., Power spectra analysis of gravity data from the Weddell Sea embayment and adjacent areas, Terra Antartica, 4(1), 23-26, 1997. Download PDF file (285 Kbyte)

Jokat W., Fechner N., Studinger M., Geodynamic models of the Weddell Sea embayment in view of new geophysical data, In: Ricci, C.A. (ed.) The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes, Siena, 453-459, 1997. Download PDF file (740 Kbyte).

Neunhöfer H., Studinger M., Tittel B., Earthquakes along the Finne and Gera-Jachymov Faults in Thuringia and Saxony, Z. angew. Geol., 42(1), 57-61, 1996.

Workshop Reports and Articles (some peer reviewed):

Studinger, M., Bromwich, D., Csatho, B., Muench, R., Parish, T., Stith, J. Science Opportunities for a Long-Range Antarctic Research Aircraft, EOS Transactions, Vol. 86 No. 4, 39-40, 2005. doi:10.1029/2005EO040004.

Studinger, M., Bromwich, D., Csatho, B., Muench, R., Parish, T., Stith, J., Scientific Opportunities for a Long-Range Aircraft for Research in Antarctica (LARA), Workshop report, 60 pp, 2005.

Studinger, M., Science Requirements for a Long-Range Aircraft for Antarctic Research: Assessing the Scope of Modifications for an LC-130 Hercules. Meeting report, 17 pp, 2004.