Bilde av Itkin, Polona
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Bilde av Itkin, Polona
Department of Physics and Technology polona.itkin@uit.no +4777644261 Tromsø FPARK E 319.1

Polona Itkin


Researcher / Earth Observation

Job description

Research Summary

Dr. Itkin specializes in studying sea ice motion and mass balance. In her work she combines data from in-situ observations, numerical models, and satellite and airborne remote sensing products. Her latest focus has been sea ice deformation and its impact on the sea ice mass balance.

 
Appointments

Researcher, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, 2019 - present.

Researcher, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, 2018 - 2019.

Post-doctoral researcher, Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway), 2014 – 2018.

Post-doctoral researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), 2013 – 2014.

Graduate student researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), 2009 – 2013.

Assistant researcher at Otto-Schmidt Laboratory, Saint Petersburg (Russia) 2008-2009.


Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Geosciences, Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), 2014

M.S. Applied Marine and Polar Science, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia) and University of Bremen (Germany), 2009

B.S. Geography, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2006


  • Wenkai Guo, Polona Itkin, Suman Singha, Anthony Paul Doulgeris, Malin Johansson, Gunnar Spreen :
    Sea ice classification of TerraSAR-X ScanSAR images for the MOSAiC expedition incorporating per-class incidence angle dependency of image texture
    The Cryosphere Discussions 2022 DOI
  • Wenkai Guo, Polona Itkin, Johannes Lohse, Malin Johansson, Anthony Paul Doulgeris :
    Cross-platform classification of level and deformed sea ice considering per-class incident angle dependency of backscatter intensity
    The Cryosphere 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Luisa von Albeldyll, Stefan Hendricks, Raphael Grodofzig, Thomas Krumpen, Stefanie Arndt, H. Jakob Belter et al.:
    Thermodynamic and dynamic contributions to seasonal Arctic sea ice thickness distributions from airborne observations
    Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 18. April 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Melinda A. Webster, Marika Holland, Nicholas C. Wright, Stefan Hendricks, Nils Hutter, Polona Itkin et al.:
    Spatiotemporal evolution of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice: MOSAiC observations and model results
    Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 2022 DOI
  • David N. Wagner, Matthew D. Shupe, Christopher Cox, Ola G. Persson, Taneil Uttal, Markus M. Frey et al.:
    Snowfall and snow accumulation during the MOSAiC winter and spring seasons
    The Cryosphere 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marcel Nicolaus, Donald Perovich, Gunnar Spreen, Mats Granskog, Luisa von Albedyll, Michael Angelopoulos et al.:
    Overview of the MOSAiC expedition: snow and sea ice
    Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Joan Francesc Munoz-Martin, Adrian Perez, Adriano Camps, Serni Ribó, Estel Cardellach, Julienne C. Stroeve et al.:
    Snow and Ice Thickness Retrievals Using GNSS-R: Preliminary Results of the MOSAiC Experiment
    Remote Sensing 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Julienne C. Stroeve, Glen E. Liston, Samantha Buzzard, Lu Zhou, Robbie Mallett, Andrew Barrett et al.:
    A Lagrangian Snow‐Evolution System for Sea Ice Applications (SnowModel‐LG): Part II ‐ Analyses
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Glen E. Liston, Polona Itkin, Julienne C. Stroeve, Mark Tschudi, J. Scott Stewart, Stine Højlund Pedersen et al.:
    A Lagrangian Snow‐Evolution System for Sea‐Ice Applications (SnowModel‐LG): Part I – Model Description
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Julienne C. Stroeve, Vishnu Nandan, Rosemary Willatt, Rasmus Tonboe, Stefan Hendricks, Robert Ricker et al.:
    Surface-based Ku-and Ka-band polarimetric radar for sea ice studies
    The Cryosphere 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Christian Katlein, Volker Mohrholz, Igor Sheikin, Polona Itkin, Dmitry Divine, Julienne C. Stroeve et al.:
    Platelet ice under Arctic Pack Ice in Winter
    Geophysical Research Letters 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Robert Graham, Polona Itkin, Amelie Meyer, Arild Sundfjord, Gunnar Spreen, Lars H. Smedsrud et al.:
    Winter storms accelerate the demise of sea ice in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean
    Scientific Reports 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Polona Itkin, Gunnar Spreen, Sine Munk Hvidegaard, Henriette Skourup, Jeremy Wilkinson, Sebastian Gerland et al.:
    Contribution of Deformation to Sea Ice Mass Balance: A Case Study From an N-ICE2015 Storm
    Geophysical Research Letters 2018 DOI
  • Anja Rösel, Polona Itkin, Jennifer King, Dmitry V Divine, Caixin Wang, Mats A. Granskog et al.:
    Thin Sea Ice, Thick Snow, and Widespread Negative Freeboard Observed During N-ICE2015 North of Svalbard
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2018 DOI
  • Glen E. Liston, Christopher M. Polashenski, Anja Rösel, Polona Itkin, Jennifer King, Ioanna Merkouriadi et al.:
    A distributed snow-evolution model for sea-ice applications (snowmodel)
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2018 DOI
  • Amelie Meyer, Alexey K. Pavlov, Anja Rösel, Jean Negrel, Polona Itkin, Lana Cohen et al.:
    Science outreach using social media: Oceanography from the lab to the public
    Oceanography 2018 DOI
  • Polona Itkin, Thomas Krumpen :
    Winter sea ice export from the Laptev Sea preconditions the local summer sea ice cover and fast ice decay
    The Cryosphere 2017 DOI
  • Annu Oikkonen, Jari Haapala, Mikko Lensu, Juha Karvonen, Polona Itkin :
    Small-scale sea ice deformation during N-ICE2015: From compact pack ice to marginal ice zone
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2017 DOI
  • Christine Provost, Nathalie Sennéchael, Jonas Miguet, Polona Itkin, Anja Rösel, Zoe Charlotte Koenig et al.:
    Observations of flooding and snow-ice formation in a thinner Arctic sea-ice regime during the N-ICE2015 campaign: Influence of basal ice melt and storms
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans 2017 DOI
  • Polona Itkin, Dmitry Divine, Adam Steer, Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen :
    On the shoulders of giants
    Fram Forum 2022
  • Wenkai Guo, Polona Itkin, Suman Singha, Anthony Paul Doulgeris, Malin Johansson, Gunnar Spreen :
    Sea ice classification of TerraSAR-X ScanSAR images for the MOSAiC expedition incorporating per-class incidence angle dependency of image texture
    2022
  • Wenkai Guo, Polona Itkin, Suman Singha, Anthony Paul Doulgeris, Malin Johansson, Gunnar Spreen :
    TerraSAR-X ScanSAR texture-based sea ice classification
    2022
  • Malin Johansson, Polona Itkin, Catherine Cecilia A Taelman, Johannes Lohse, Jack Christopher Landy, Andrea Schneider :
    CIRFA science communicated
    2022
  • Martin Ludvigsen, Philipp Assmy, Matthew James Samuel Adams, Marti A. Arumi, Tore Mo-Bjørkelund, Yasemin V. Bodur et al.:
    Seasonal cruise Q2 2021: Cruise Report
    2022 DATA
  • Polona Itkin :
    Tracking winter floe evolution and sea ice damage from SAR-derived deformation
    2022
  • Sebastian Gerland, Dmitry Divine, Mats Granskog, Polona Itkin, Malin Johansson, Adam Steer et al.:
    Coordinated SAR satellite observations, airborne and ground surveys over Arctic sea ice and snow for different seasons
    2022
  • Polona Itkin, Stefan Hendricks, Melinda A. Webster, Marc Oggier, Matthias Jaggi, Robert Ricker et al.:
    Magnaprobe snow and melt pond depth measurements from the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition
    2022 DATA
  • Stefan Hendricks, Polona Itkin, Robert Ricker, Melinda A. Webster, Luisa Von Albedyll, Stefanie Arndt et al.:
    GEM-2 quicklook total thickness measurements from the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition
    2022 DATA
  • Morven Muilwijk, Arild Sundfjord, Dmitry V Divine, Mats A. Granskog, Till Martin Baumann, Céline Heuzé et al.:
    Under-ice current and turbulence raw data (Nortek Signature1000 Acoustic Doppler profilers nortek_100098) at Ice Ridge Observatory during MOSAiC expedition
    2022 DATA
  • Benjamin Lange, Dmitry Divine, Mats Granskog, Polona Itkin, Jessie Gardner :
    A year in ridged ice – experience from the MOSAiC expedition
    Fram Forum 2021
  • Malin Johansson, Torbjørn Eltoft, Suman Singha, Polona Itkin, Gunnar Spreen, Stephen Howell et al.:
    L- and C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data analysis from the yearlong MOSAiC expedition
    2021
  • Torbjørn Eltoft, Malin Johansson, Anthony Paul Doulgeris, Suman Singha, Polona Itkin, Katalin Blix :
    Advancing information extraction on Arctic sea ice using a multi-sensor and multi-temporal integrated approach
    2021
  • Anette Ekin, Polona Itkin :
    2021: Beyond coronavirus - what’s in store for science in the year ahead?
    Horizon The EU Research and Innovation Magazine 04. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Polona Itkin, Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen, Dmitry Divine, Stefan Hendricks, Melinda Webster, Robert Ricker et al.:
    Distributed sea ice and snow mass balance ground observations and satellite remote sensing products: how can they benefit from each other?
    2021
  • Polona Itkin, R&I Top Stories :
    Behind the Scenes’ podcasts dedicated to EU research and innovation. EPISODE 4: A village on ice
    10. June 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Wenkai Guo, Polona Itkin, Johannes Lohse :
    Cross-platform application of a sea ice classification method considering incidence angle dependency of backscatter intensity and its use in detecting ice deformation
    2020
  • Hanna Maria Kauko, Mar Fernandez-Mendez, Amelie Meyer, Anja Rösel, Polona Itkin, Alexey K. Pavlov et al.:
    The Future of the Arctic: What Does It Mean for Sea Ice and Small Creatures?
    Frontiers for Young Minds 2020 DOI
  • Polona Itkin, Stefan Hendricks, Robert Ricker, Marc Oggier, Matthias Jaggi, Martin Schneebeli et al.:
    Winter sea ice and snow mass balance from repeated transects in MOSAiC Central Observatory
    2020
  • Anette Ekin, Polona Itkin :
    A day on the Polarstern: studying climate change up close
    27. January 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Mats Granskog, Polona Itkin, Robert Graham, Amelie Meyer, Arild Sundfjord, Gunnar Spreen et al.:
    Role of winter storms on the evolution of sea ice in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic
    2019
  • Polona Itkin, Annu Oikkonen, Gunnar Spreen, Jari Haapala, Anton Korosov :
    Bridging measurements of sea ice deformation
    2019
  • Polona Itkin :
    Did you know? – Storms can make Arctic sea ice disappear even faster, EGU Cryospheric Sciences Blog
    2019 FULLTEKST

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    Research interests

    sea ice drift and deformation


    Member of research group



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