Photo Asa K. Rennermalm
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
School of Arts and Sciences
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08901

CV
Tel: 848-445-4731
Email Address: asa.rennermalm@rutgers.edu
Homepage Address: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~arennerm
  Education
Highest Earned Degree
Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University. Advisor: Wood E. F., 2008
Dissertation
Pan-Arctic Land Surface Hydrology: Patterns of Change and Global Implications. Advisor: Wood E. F., Princeton University, 2008.
Other Earned Degrees
M.Sc., Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Advisor: Soegaard H., 2001
B.Sc., Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Advisor: Soegaard H., 1997
  Research Interests
Description of Research and Scholarly or Creative Objectives
I am a physical geographer specializing in climate change and hydrology of the polar regions.
  Employment History
Positions Held
2013-ongoing: Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2009-ongoing: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2007-2009: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geography, University of California Los Angeles. Advisor: Smith L. C.
  Publications
Articles in Refereed Journals
2013: Rennermalm A. K., Moustafa S. E., Mioduszewski J, (2013) Understanding Greenland ice sheet hydrology using an integrated multi-scale approach, Environmental Research Letters, 8 (1), 015017 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1 http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/1/015017
2013: Rennermalm A. K., Smith L. C., Chu V. W., Box J. E., Forster R. R., van den Broeke M., van As, D., Moustafa, S. E. (2013) Evidence of meltwater retention within the Greenland ice sheet. The Cryosphere. 7(5), 1433-1445, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1433-2013, http://www.the-cryosphere.net/7/1433/2013/
2012: Rennermalm A. K., Mioduszewski J, Moustafa S. E. (2012) Breaking the Ice: Theorizing the Mechanisms of Arctic Thaw, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 93 (42), 416 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2012EO420006/abstract
2012: Rennermalm A .K., Bring A., Mote T. L. (2012) Spatial and Scale Dependent Controls on North American Pan-Arctic Minimum River Discharge. Geographical Analysis. 44, 202-218. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1538-4632.2012.00849.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
2012: Rennermalm A. K., Smith L. C., Chu V. W., Forster R. R., Box J. E., Hagedorn B. (2012) Proglacial River Dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River Northern Tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008–2010. Earth System Science Data, 4, 1-12, doi:10.5194/essd-4-1-2012 , http://www.earth-syst-sci-data-discuss.net/4/71/2011/essdd-4-71-2011.html
2012: Chu V. W., Smith L. C., Rennermalm A. K., Forster R. R., Box J. E. (2012) Hydrologic Controls on Coastal Suspended Sediment Plumes around the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere, 6(1), 1-19, doi:10.5194/tc-6-1-2012, 2012, http://www.the-cryosphere.net/6/1/2012/tc-6-1-2012.html
2010: Rennermalm A. K., Nordbotten J. M., Wood E. F. (2010) Hydrologic Variability and its Influence on Long-term Peat Dynamics. Water Resources Research, 46, W12546, doi:10.1029/2009WR008242, http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2010/2009WR008242.shtml
2010: Rennermalm A. K., Wood E. F., Troy T. J. (2010) Observed Changes in Pan-Arctic Cold Season Minimum Monthly River Discharge. Climate Dynamics, 35 (6), 923-939, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024011, http://www.springerlink.com/content/52hg50n8t2208164/
2009: Chu V. W., Smith L. C., Rennermalm A. K., Forster R. R., Box J. E., Reeh N. (2009) Sediment Plume Response to Surface Melting and Supraglacial Lake Drainages on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Glaciology, 55 (194), 1072-1082, http://www.igsoc.org/journal/55/194/
2009: Rennermalm A. K., Smith L.C., Stroeve J.C., Chu V.W. (2009) Does Sea Ice Influence Greenland Ice Sheet Surface-melt? Environmental Research Letters, 4, 024011, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024011, http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/4/2/024011
2008: Grondahl L., Friborg T., Christensen T. R., Ekberg A., Elberling B., Illeris L., Nordstroem C., Rennermalm A. K., Sigsgaard C., Sogaard H. (2008) Spatial and Inter-annual Variability of Trace Gas Fluxes in a Heterogeneous High-Arctic Landscape. Advances in Ecological Research, 40, 473-498, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S006525040700020
2007: Rennermalm A. K., Wood E. F., Weaver A. J., Eby M., Dery S. J. (2007) Relative Sensitivity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to River Discharge into Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience, 112, G04S48, doi:10.1029/2006JG000330, http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2007/2006JG000330.shtml
2006: Rennermalm A. K., Wood E. F., Dery S. J., Weaver A. J., Eby M., (2006) Sensitivity of the Thermohaline Circulation to Arctic Ocean Runoff. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 33, L12703, doi:10.1029/2006GL026124, http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL026124.shtml
2005: Rennermalm A. K., Soegaard H. S., Nordstroem C. N., (2005) Interannual Variability in Carbon Dioxide Flux from a High Arctic Fen Estimated by Measurements and Modeling. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 37 (4): 545-556, http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1657/1523-0430%282005%29037%5B0545%3AIVICDE%5D2.0.CO%3B2
2005: Dery S. J., Steiglitz M., Rennermalm A. K., Wood E. F., (2005) The Water Budget of the Kuparuk River Basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 6 (5): 633-655, http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=c1758e81-8139-408c-8c0c-9056216d5a38%40sessionmgr114&vid=1&hid=110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=18829116
Electronic Publications, Refereed
2013: Tedesco M., Box J. E., Cappelen J., Fettweis X., Jensen. T, Mote T. L., Rennermalm A. K., Smith L. C., van de Wal R. S. W., Wahr J., (2013) Greenland Ice Sheet, in Arctic Report Card 2013, www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/greenland_ice_sheet.html
Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals
2013: Rennermalm A. K (2013). Insight: Greenland ice loss speeds ahead, Environmental Research Web, April 22, 2013, http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53148
Electronic Publications, Not Refereed
2012: Dataset at PANGEA data repository, Rennermalm, A. K., Smith L. C., Chu V. W., Forster R. R., Box J. E., Hagedorn B, Proglacial River Dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River Northern Tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008 - 2010, Version 1.0. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.762818, 2011, http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.762818
Scholarship Other
2012: "Melting Point Greenland" Interview by S. Callebs for CCTV documentary, aired 23 December 201, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgnvbMwRaf8&feature=share
2012: "2012 Greenland Melt Strongest On Record, And It's Not Over Yet," Interview by R. Palmer published in International Business Times, 2012, http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/374042/20120815/greenland-ice-melt-cumulative-record.htm
2012: Live radio interview by M.Q Absalonsen broadcast by Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation) in their morning program: Ullaarnganit tusakkat on July 13, 2012 (http://knr.gl/da/radio/ullaarnganit) in Danish and Greenlandic
2011: "Probing a Glacier as It Thaws," Interview by L. Morello published in New York Times, and Scientific American, 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2011/08/05/05climatewire-probing-a-glacier-as-it-thaws-93332.html
2011: "On Endless Ice, Searching for Clues to Our Future," Interview by Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press, published on webpages of San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ABC News, 2011, http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/14/7371136-on-endless-ice-searching-for-clues-to-our-future
Research fieldwork experience
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Hydrometeorological studies, 2008-2012
Toolik Lake Research Station, Alaska. Micrometeorological studies, 2003
Zackenberg Ecological Research Station, Greenland. Micrometeorological studies, 1998-1999
  Teaching Activities
Courses Taught
Earth Systems (01:450:101:01)
Geographical Hydrology (01:450:414:01)
Geographical Problems (01:450:492:03)
Geographical Research Methods (01:450:330:01)
Physical Geography: Polar Environments (01:450:404:01 and 16:450:505:01)
Physical Geography: Surface Water (01:450:404:01)
Spatial Data Analysis (01:450:320:01)
The World in 2050 (01:450:491:03 Geographic Problems and 16:450:605:02 Geography Seminar)
  Papers, Abstracts, and Lectures
Other Presentations, Lectures, Demonstrations
2013: Syracuse University, Department of Geography Seminar "Geography of the Anthropocene", Hydrology in the Anthropocene. Syracuse, New York, 2013
2013: Barents Spektakel, Visionary Arctic Seminar, Arctic Meltdown: The Extreme Weather of 2012 and What is Ahead, Kirkenes, Norway, 2013
2010: Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Colloquium, Greenland Meltwater Export, Piscataway, New Jersey, 2010
2010: Princeton University Graduate Engineering Council, Alumni Panel: Energy and Environment, Princeton, New Jersey, 2010
2009: Rutgers University, New Faculty Seminar Series, Greenland: Meltdown in the North, Piscataway, New Jersey, 2009, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au44jTurWE4
2013: Chatham Highschool, Visit to M. Holzer's Physical Geography Class and AP students. Chatham, New Jersey, 2013
Invited Addresses
2014: University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: A Perspective From the Ground. Athens, Georgia, 2014
2013: City University New York, Earth and Environmental Sciences GEOS Seminar Series, Talk: Arctic Climate Change and The Greenland Ice Sheet, New York, New York, 2013
2013: Columbia University, White Arctic, Blue Arctic Workshop, Talk: Greenland Ice Sheet and Sea ice, New York, New York, 2013
2013: Princeton University, Department of Geoscience, Solid Earth Brownbag Seminar, Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: A Perspective From the Ground. Princeton, New Jersey, 2013
2013: University of Northern British Columbia, Natural Resources and Environment Studies's Research Colloquium Series, Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: A Perspective From the Ground. Prince George, Canada, 2013
2013: Syracuse University, Department of Geography Colloquium, Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: How Climate Change in the Arctic may Affect All of Us. Syracuse, New York, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Evidence of Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet, San Francisco, California, 2012
2012: Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Research at University of Colorado, Evidence for Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
2008: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, The Influence of Hydrologic Variability on Peatland Dynamics, San Francisco, California, 2008
Papers, Abstracts, and Lectures
2014: Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment meeting, Talk: Spatial Distribution of Ice Sheet Meltwater Export and Retention in Southwest Greenland from In Situ Observations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, 2014
2013: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Poster: In Situ Data Suggest Supra-, En- and/or Subglacial Meltwater Retention in Southwest Greenland, San Francisco, California, 2013
2013: SUrface Mass balance and snow on sea ice working groUP, Talk: In situ measurements of supra- and proglacial river streams, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, 2012
2013: Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment meeting, Talk: Greenland's Supra and Proglacial Rivers, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Poster: Ice Sheet Hydrologic Network Development and Functioning Examined with In Situ River Discharge from Nested Watersheds in Southwest Greenland, San Francisco, California, 2012
2012: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Talk: Controls on Greenland Ice Sheet Runoff to the Ocean, New York City, 2012
2012: Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) All hands meeting, Talk: Evidence of Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet, University of Kansas, Kansas City, 2012
2012: Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment meeting, Talk: Towards understanding Greenland Hydrology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, 2012
2011: American Meteorological Society, 11th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Talk: Observed Changes in Pan-Arctic Cold-season Minimum Monthly River Discharge, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
2010: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Poster: Greenland Ice Margin Processes Inferred from Terrestrial River Discharge, San Francisco, California, 2010
2010: Institute of Global Environment and Society, Center of Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Seminar Series, Talk: Greenland Meltwater Export, Calverton, Maryland, 2010
2010: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Talk: Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt Examined with a Linear Reservoir Network Model and Stream Flow Observations, Washington D.C., 2010
2010: University of Washington, Steve Burgess Retirement Symposium, Talk: Observed Changes in Pan-arctic Cold-season Minimum Monthly River Discharge, Seattle, Washington, 2010
2009: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Talk: Melt Water Export from the Greenland Inland Ice Investigated with Stream Observation and a Linear Reservoir Network Model, San Francisco, California, 2009
2009: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Talk: Influence of Sea Ice on Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
2008: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Talk: Local Sea Ice Influence on Greenland Surface Melt, San Francisco, California, 2008
2008: European Geoscience Union, General Assembly, Talk: Hydrological Variability and Peatland Functioning, Vienna, Austria, 2008
2008: Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, First Workshop of the Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative Focus Research Center for Biogeochemical Cycles, Talk: River Discharge in the NEESPI Region: Trends in Mean and Extreme Flow, Jena, Germany, 2008
2007: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Talk: Hydrologic Variability and its Influence on Peatland Dynamics, San Francisco, California, 2007
2007: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Workshop on Eurasian Hydroclimatology: Observations, Change, Attribution, and Impacts. Talk: Pan-Arctic Change and Global Feedbacks, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2007
2007: Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum, Poster: Identification of Dominant Pan-arctic River Discharge Trends, Washington D.C., 2007
2006: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Talk: Regional Patterns of Trends and Multi-decadal Variability in Pan Arctic River Runoff, San Francisco, 2006
2005: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Poster: The Role of River Runoff in the Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean, San Francisco, California, 2005
2000: European Geophysical Society, General Assembly, Poster: Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Fluxes from a High Arctic Fen, Nice, France, 2000
  Organizing and Chairing Activities
Participation in Organizing or Chairing Conferences, Workshops, and Organizations
2013: Association of American Geographer, Annual Meeting, Session organizer and chair: Arctic Hydrology in a Changing Climate, Los Angeles, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Session organizer and chair: Glacier, Ice Cap, and Ice Sheet Hydrology: Storage, Transport, and Impacts, San Francisco, 2012
2012: Breaking The Ice: Theorizing Arctic Thaw, 6t MaGrann Symposium, Symposium organizer, New Brunswick, 2012
2010: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Session organizer and chair: Land, Ocean, and Atmosphere in a Changing Arctic, Washington D.C., 2010
  Funding
Externally-Funded Research and/or Training Grants
10/2013-09/2016: (Grant Amount: $134,087) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), From the Ice Sheet to the Sea: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Impact of Extreme Melt on Ocean Stratification and Productivity near West Greenland, award# NNX14AD98G, candiates award: $134,087 co-principal investigator, Mote T., Arrigo, K. Castelao R, Rennermalm A.K., Tedesco M., Yaeger P.,
08/2013-07/2016: (Grant Amount: $295,659) National Science Foundation (NSF), Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Arctic Sea Ice Variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass and Energy BalancePLR-1304805, candidate's award: $295,659, principal investigator, Stroeve, J.C, Rennermalm, A.K. Tedesco M.
09/2012-08/2015: (Grant Amount: $90,000) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth and Space Science Fellowship, Assessing Greenland Ice Sheet Meltwater Losses Through Braided Rivers Using ASTER, Landsat, Airborne NASA IceBridge, and In Situ Data, award# NNX12AN98H , total award: $658,014, candidate's award: $90,000, principal investigator, Rennermalm A. K., Moustafa S. E.
2013: (Grant Amount: $1,600) The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), Let Us Talk About Water, Matching-grant to organizing film event about water issues in fall 2013, Rennermalm A. K, Birkenholz T.
08/2011-08/2014: (Grant Amount: $189,809) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Towards Hydrologic Understanding of the Greenland Ice Sheet, award# NNX11AQ38, total award: $658,014, candidate's award: $189,809, co-principal investigator, Smith, L.C., Rennermalm, A.K., Sheng, Y.