Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Anne Sledd

Research Interests

  • the Arctic climate and how it's changing
  • Arctic energy budget measurements from satellites and ground instruments
  • perspectives from observations and models

Current Research

Dr. Sledd is currently investigating the Arctic surface energy budget during the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) Field Campaign. This work uses ground observations to quantify relationships between fluxes as well as the influence of environmental factors, e.g. atmospheric state, snow cover, sea ice depth. Observational results are being studied in tandem with output from a coupled forecast model (CAFS) to perofrm sensitivity studies, which are currently focused on the role of snow thermal condictivity.

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  • Sledd A; L’Ecuyer TS; Kay JE; Steele M. (Apr 2023). Clouds Increasingly Influence Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures as CO; 2; Rises. Geophysical Research Letters , 50(8). 10.1029/2023gl102850
  • Pithan F; Athanase M; Dahlke S; Sánchez-Benítez A; Shupe MD; Sledd A; Streffing J; Svensson G; Jung T. (Apr 2023). Nudging allows direct evaluation of coupled climate models with in situ observations: a case study from the MOSAiC expedition. Geoscientific Model Development , 16(7), 1857-1873. 10.5194/gmd-16-1857-2023
  • Sledd A; L’Ecuyer TS. (Dec 2021). Emerging Trends in Arctic Solar Absorption. Geophysical Research Letters , 48(24). 10.1029/2021gl095813
  • Sledd A; L’Ecuyer TS. (Dec 2021). A Cloudier Picture of Ice-Albedo Feedback in CMIP6 Models. Frontiers in Earth Science , 9. 10.3389/feart.2021.769844
  • Sledd A; L’Ecuyer T. (Feb 2021). Uncertainty in Forced and Natural Arctic Solar Absorption Variations in CMIP6 Models. Journal of Climate , 34(3), 931-948. 10.1175/jcli-d-20-0244.1
  • Sledd A; L’Ecuyer T. (Jan 2019). How Much Do Clouds Mask the Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice and Snow Cover Variations? Different Perspectives from Observations and Reanalyses. Atmosphere , 10(1), 12-12. 10.3390/atmos10010012