Photo Asa K. Rennermalm
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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. 2008
Dissertation
Pan-Arctic Land Surface Hydrology: Patterns of Change and Global Implications. Advisor: E. F. Wood. Princeton University, 2008
Other Earned Degrees
M.Sc. Advisor: H. Soegaard. Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001
B.Sc. Advisor: H. Soegaard. Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 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
Teaching/Research Positions Held
2009-ongoing: Assistant Professor. Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2007-2009: Postdoctoral Scholar. Advisor: L. C. Smith. Department of Geography, University of California Los Angeles
Administrative Positions Held at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2013-ongoing: Undergraduate Program Director:
Geography
International and Global Studies (minor only)
  Publications
Published or Accepted in Refereed Journals
2014: J. R. Mioduszewski, A. K. Rennermalm, D. A. Robinson, T. L. Mote. Attribution of Snow Melt Onset in Northern Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 119, 9638–9653, doi: 10.1002/2013JD021024, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JD021024/pdf
2014: M. Tedesco, J. E. Box, J. Cappelen, X. Fettweis, T. Jensen, T. L. Mote, A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, R. S. W. van de Wal, J. Wahr. The Arctic: Greenland Ice Sheet in “State of the Climate 2013.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(7), 136-137, 2014. http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/bams-state-of-the-climate-2013/?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=pcon&&utm_campaign=stateofclimate2013
2013: A. K. Rennermalm, S. E. Moustafa, J. R. Mioduszewski. Understanding Greenland Ice Sheet Hydrology Using an Integrated Multi-scale Approach. Environmental Research Letters 8(1), 015017, 14pp, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1, 2013. http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/1/015017
2013: A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, V. W. Chu, J. E. Box, R. R. Forster, M. van den Broeke, D. van As, S. E. Moustafa. Evidence of Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere 7(5), 1433-1445, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1433-2013, 2013. http://www.the-cryosphere.net/7/1433/2013/
2012: A. K. Rennermalm, A. Bring, T. L. Mote. Spatial and Scale Dependent Controls on North American Pan-arctic Minimum River Discharge. Geographical Analysis 44(3), 202-218, doi:10.1111/j.1538-4632.2012.00849.x, 2012. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1538-4632.2012.00849.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
2012: A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, V. W. Chu, R. R. Forster, J. E. Box, B. Hagedorn. Proglacial River Dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River Northern Tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008–2010. Earth System Science Data 4(1), 1-12, doi:10.5194/essd-4-1-2012, 2012. http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/4/1/2012/essd-4-1-2012.pdf
2012: V. W. Chu, L. C. Smith, A. K. Rennermalm, R. R. Forster, J. E. Box. 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: A. K. Rennermalm, J. M. Nordbotten, E. F. Wood. Hydrologic Variability and its Influence on Long-term Peat Dynamics. Water Resources Research 46, W12546, 18pp, doi:10.1029/2009WR008242, 2010. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2010/2009WR008242.shtml
2010: A. K. Rennermalm, E. F. Wood, T. J. Troy. Observed Changes in Pan-arctic Cold-season Minimum Monthly River Discharge. Climate Dynamics 35(6), 923-939, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0730-5, 2010. http://www.springerlink.com/content/52hg50n8t2208164/
2009: V. W. Chu, L. C. Smith, A. K. Rennermalm, R. R. Forster, J. E. Box, N. Reeh. Sediment Plume Response to Surface Melting and Supraglacial Lake Drainages on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Journal of Glaciology 55(194), 1072-1082, 2009. http://www.igsoc.org/journal/55/194/
2009: A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, J. C. Stroeve, V. W. Chu. Does Sea Ice Influence Greenland Ice Sheet Surface-melt? Environmental Research Letters 4(2), 024011, 6pp, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024011, 2009. http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/4/2/024011
2008: L. Grondahl, T. Friborg, T. R. Christensen, A. Ekberg, B. Elberling, L. Illeris, C. Nordstroem, A. K. Rennermalm, C. Sigsgaard, H. Sogaard. Spatial and Inter-annual Variability of Trace Gas Fluxes in a Heterogeneous High-Arctic Landscape. Advances in Ecological Research 40, 473-498, 2008. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S006525040700020
2007: A. K. Rennermalm, E. F. Wood, A. J. Weaver, M. Eby, S. J. Dery. Relative Sensitivity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to River Discharge into Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience 112(G4), G04S48, 12pp, doi:10.1029/2006JG000330, 2007. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2007/2006JG000330.shtml
2006: A. K. Rennermalm, E. F. Wood, S. J. Dery, A. J. Weaver, M. Eby. Sensitivity of the Thermohaline Circulation to Arctic Ocean Runoff. Geophysical Research Letters 33(12), L12703, 4pp, doi:10.1029/2006GL026124, 2006. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL026124.shtml
2005: A. K. Rennermalm, H. S. Soegaard, C. N. Nordstroem. 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, 2005. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1657/1523-0430%282005%29037%5B0545%3AIVICDE%5D2.0.CO%3B2
2005: S. J. Dery, M. Steiglitz, A. K. Rennermalm, E. F. Wood. The Water Budget of the Kuparuk River Basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology 6(5), 633-655, doi:10.1175/JHM434.1, 2005. 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
In Review, Refereed Journals
2014: S. E. Moustafa, A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, J. R. Mioduszewski, M. Miller. Bimodal Albedo Distributions in the Ablation Zone of the Southwestern Greenland Ice Sheet. The Cryosphere Discussion 8, 4737-4778, doi:10.5194/tcd-8-4737-2014. www.the-cryosphere-discuss.net/8/4737/2014/ [Open review journal for manuscript considered by the peer-reviewed journal The Cryosphere]
Electronic Publications, Refereed
2013: M. Tedesco, J. E. Box, J. Cappelen, X. Fettweis, T. Jensen, T. L. Mote, A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, R. S. W. van de Wal, J. Wahr. Greenland Ice Sheet. Arctic Report Card 2013, 2013. www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/greenland_ice_sheet.html
Datasets in Research Data Repositories
2012: A. K. Rennermalm, L. C. Smith, V. W. Chu, R. R. Forster, J. E. Box, B. Hagedorn. Proglacial River Dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River Northern Tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008 - 2010, Version 1.0. PANGEA, doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.762818, 2012. http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.762818
Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals
2012: A. K. Rennermalm, J. R. Mioduszewski, S. E. Moustafa. Breaking the Ice: Theorizing the Mechanisms of Arctic Thaw. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 93(42), 416, doi:10.1029/2012EO420006, 2012. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2012EO420006/abstract
2013: A. K. Rennermalm. Insight: Greenland Ice Loss Speeds Ahead. Environmental Research Web 22 April, 2013. http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53148
Scholarship Other
2014: "Diane Burko: Visualizing Arctic Transitions." Interview by E. Dingman. World Policy Blog, 4 September, 2014. http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/09/04/visualizing-arctic-transitions
2014: "Documenting Climate Change through Art." Radio Interview by E. Perez-Luna. The Pulse, WHYY, National Public Radio Philadelphia, 20 March, 2014. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/65983-documenting-climate-change-through-art-
2014: "The Core of the Matter." Radio Interview by M. Heyns. 90.3 The Core, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Radio Station, 14 January, 2014. https://soundcloud.com/ecomary
2014: "Rutgers Scientists Study Climate Change in Greenland." Interview by E. Petenko. Daily Targum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Student Newspaper, 4 November, 2014. http://www.dailytargum.com/news/science/rutgers-scientists-study-climate-change-in-greenland/article_293b1758-44ee-11e3-bb65-0019bb30f31a.html
2012: "Melting Point Greenland." Interview by S. Callebs. China Central Television America, 23 December, 2012. 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. International Business Times, 15 August, 2012. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/374042/20120815/greenland-ice-melt-cumulative-record.htm
2012: "Ullaarnganit Tusakkat." Radio interview by M. Q. Absalonsen. Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation), 13 July, 2012. http://knr.gl/da/radio/ullaarnganit
2011: "Probing a Glacier as It Thaws." Interview by L. Morello. New York Times and Scientific American, 5 August, 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 C. J. Hanley. Associated Press, and webpages of San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ABC News, 14 August, 2011. http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/14/7371136-on-endless-ice-searching-for-clues-to-our-future
Research Fieldwork
2013: Hydrometeorological and glaciological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2013
2012: Hydrometeorological and glaciological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2012
2011: Hydrometeorological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2011
2010: Hydrometeorological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2010
2009: Hydrometeorological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2009
2008: Hydrometeorological studies. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 2008
2003: Micrometeorological studies. Toolik Lake Research Station, Alaska, 2003
1999: Micrometeorological studies. Zackenberg Ecological Research Station, Greenland, 1999
1998: Micrometeorological studies. Zackenberg Ecological Research Station, Greenland, 1998
  Teaching Activities
Large Lecture Courses Taught
Earth Systems
Small Lecture/Laboratory Courses Taught
Geographical Research Methods
Geographical Hydrology
Advanced Physical Geography: Polar Environments
Advanced Physical Geography: Surface Water
Spatial Data Analysis
Seminar Courses Taught
Geographic Problems and Geography Seminar: The World in 2050
  Papers, Abstracts, and Lectures
Invited Addresses
2014: Montclair State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltwater Export and River Discharge. Montclair, New Jersey, 2014
2014: Stony Brook University, Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown. Stony Brook, New York, 2014
2014: The City College of New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltwater Export and River Discharge. New York, New York, 2014
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. Arctic Climate Change and The Greenland Ice Sheet. New York, New York, 2013
2013: Columbia University, White Arctic, Blue Arctic Workshop. Greenland Ice Sheet and Sea Ice. New York, New York, 2013
2013: Princeton University, Department of Geoscience. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: A Perspective from the Ground. Princeton, New Jersey, 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
2013: University of Northern British Columbia, Natural Resources and Environment Studies Research Colloquium Series. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown: A Perspective from the Ground. Prince George, Canada, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Evidence of Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet. San Francisco, California, 2012
2012: University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Research. Evidence for Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet. Boulder, Colorado, 2012
2012: University of Kansas, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. Evidence of Meltwater Retention within the Greenland Ice Sheet. Kansas City, Kansas, 2012
2010: Institute of Global Environment and Society, Center of Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies. Greenland Meltwater Export. Calverton, Maryland, 2010
2008: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. The Influence of Hydrologic Variability on Peatland Dynamics. San Francisco, California, 2008
Lectures and Paper Presentations
2014: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Greenland Rivers and Ice Sheet Meltwater Export to Surrounding Oceans. Tampa, Florida, 2014
2014: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment. Spatial Distribution of Ice Sheet Meltwater Export and Retention in Southwest Greenland from In Situ Observations. Greenbelt, Maryland, 2014
2013: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Greenland Ice Sheet Hydrology Inferred from River Discharge in Nested Basins. Los Angeles, California, 2013
2013: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment. Greenland's Supra and Proglacial Rivers. Greenbelt, Maryland, 2013
2013: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Surface Mass Balance and Snow on Sea Ice Working Group. In Situ Measurements of Supra- and Proglacial River Streams. Greenbelt, Maryland, 2013
2012: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Controls on Greenland Ice Sheet Runoff to the Ocean. New York, New York, 2012
2012: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment. Towards Understanding Greenland Hydrology. Greenbelt, Maryland, 2012
2011: American Meteorological Society, 11th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. Observed Changes in Pan-arctic Cold-season Minimum Monthly River Discharge. Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
2010: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. 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. Observed Changes in Pan-arctic Cold-season Minimum Monthly River Discharge. Seattle, Washington, 2010
2009: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Meltwater 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. Influence of Sea Ice on Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
2008: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Local Sea Ice Influence on Greenland Surface Melt. San Francisco, California, 2008
2008: European Geoscience Union, General Assembly. Hydrological Variability and Peatland Functioning. Vienna, Austria, 2008
2008: Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative Workshop. River Discharge in the NEESPI Region: Trends in Mean and Extreme Flow. Jena, Germany, 2008
2007: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Hydrologic Variability and its Influence on Peatland Dynamics. San Francisco, California, 2007
2007: International Arctic Research Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Eurasian Hydroclimatology Workshop. Observations, Change, Attribution, and Impacts. Pan-arctic Change and Global Feedbacks. Fairbanks, Alaska, 2007
2006: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Regional Patterns of Trends and Multi-decadal Variability in Pan-arctic River Runoff. San Francisco, California, 2006
Poster Presentations
2013: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. In Situ Data Suggest Supra-, En- and/or Subglacial Meltwater Retention in Southwest Greenland. San Francisco, California, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Ice Sheet Hydrologic Network Development and Functioning Examined with In Situ River Discharge from Nested Watersheds in Southwest Greenland. San Francisco, California, 2012
2010: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Greenland Ice Margin Processes Inferred from Terrestrial River Discharge. San Francisco, California, 2010
2007: Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum. Identification of Dominant Pan-arctic River Discharge Trends. Washington, D.C., 2007
2006: Freshwater Initiative, All-hands meeting. Sensitivity of the Thermohaline Circulation to Freshwater Export from Hudson Bay and Arctic Ocean Rivers. Estes Park, Colorado, 2006
2005: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. The Role of River Runoff in the Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean. San Francisco, California, 2005
2000: European Geophysical Society, General Assembly. 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
2014: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Workshop. High-Performance and Distributed Computing for Polar Sciences: Workshop on Applications and
Cyberinfrastructure, Steering committee and organizer. New Brunswick, New Jersey
2014: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Glacier, Ice Cap, and Ice Sheet Hydrology, Session organizer and chair. San Francisco, California, 2014
2014: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. R.S. Tarr Student Illustrated Paper Competition, Session organizer and chair. Tampa, Florida, 2014
2013: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Arctic Hydrology in a Changing Climate, Session organizer and chair. Los Angeles, California, 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting. Glacier, Ice Cap, and Ice Sheet Hydrology: Storage, Transport, and Impacts, Session organizer and chair. San Francisco, California, 2012
2012: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Geography Sixth MaGrann Symposium. Breaking the Ice: Theorizing the Mechanisms of Arctic Thaw, Organizer. New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2012
2010: Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Land, Ocean, and Atmosphere in a Changing Arctic, Session organizer and chair. Washington, D.C., 2010
  Funding
Externally-Funded Research Grants
2014-2017: (Grant Amount: $124,510) National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Drainage Efficiency of the Greenland Ice Sheet's Supraglacial River Network. Candidate's role: Co-principal investigator, L. C. Smith, A. K. Rennermalm
2013-2016: (Grant Amount: $295,659) National Science Foundation. Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Arctic Sea Ice Variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass and Energy Balance, Award #: PLR-1304805. Candidate's role: Principal investigator, J. C. Stroeve, M. C. Serreze, A. K. Rennermalm, M. Tedesco
2013-2016: (Grant Amount: $134,087) National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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. Candidate's role: Co-principal investigator, T. Mote, K. Arrigo. R. Castelao, A. K. Rennermalm, M. Tedesco, P. Yaeger
2011-2014: (Grant Amount: $189,809) National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Towards Hydrologic Understanding of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Award# NNX11AQ38. Candidate's role: Co-principal investigator, L. C. Smith, A. K. Rennermalm, Y. Sheng
Externally-Funded co-Curricular Programming Grants
2013: (Grant Amount: $1,600) The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., Let Us Talk About Water. Support for events about Arctic climate change and water issues, A. K. Rennermalm, T. Birkenholz
2011: (Grant Amount: $2,000) Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Arctic Visiting Speaker Series. Support for hosting speaker at Chatham High School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, A. K. Rennermalm, M. Holzer
Internally-Funded Research Grants
2012: (Grant Amount: $18,520) Faculty Research Grant Program. Towards Understanding Greenland Ice Sheet’s Riverine Runoff. Candidate's role: Principal investigator, A. K. Rennermalm
Internally-Funded Curricular Programming Grants
2013-2014: (Grant Amount: $2,500) Global Initiatives: Global Health. Support for Polar Perspectives on Science and Art (six events associated with the Zimerli Art Museum exhbit Glacial Perspectives), A. K. Rennermalm, H. Salzman, D. Gustafsson
2011-2012: (Grant Amount: $600) Global Initiatives: Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders. Support for two seminar speakers, A. K. Rennermalm
2010-2011: (Grant Amount: $750) Global Initiatives: Ecologies in the Balance? The Way Forward. Support for three seminar speakers, A. K. Rennermalm