In Review

Aryal R, Jackson P, Ainslie P, & Shea JM. Glacier mass balance hindcasting (1980-2008) using mesoscale atmospheric model output. Submitted to Journal of Glaciology, September 2016.

Radić V, Menounos B, Shea JM, Fitzpatrick N, Tessema MA, & Dery SJ.  Evaluation of different methods to model near-surface turbulent fluxes for an alpine glacier in the Cariboo Mountains, BC, Canada. The Cryosphere Discussions, doi:10.5194/tc-2017-80


[2017] Shea JM. Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya: Contributions Toward Future Earth Initiatives (book review). Mountain Research and Development, 37(3):383-383,

[2017] Stigter ES, Wanders N, Saloranta TM, Shea JM, Bierkens MFP, & Immerzeel WW. Climate sensitivity of snow water equivalent and snowmelt runoff in a Himalayan catchment.  The Cryosphere 11: 1647-1664,

[2017] Fujita K, Inoue H, Izumi T, Yamaguchi S, Sadakane A, Sunako S, Nishimura K, Immerzeel WW, Shea JM, Kayastha RB, Sawagaki T, Breashears DF, Yagi H, & Sakai A. Anomalous winter snow amplified earthquake induced disaster of the 2015 Langtang avalanche in Nepal.  Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 17: 749-764, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-749-2017

[2017] Bolch T, Pieczonka T, Mukherjee K, & Shea JM. Brief Communication: Glaciers in the Hunza Catchment (Karakoram) are in balance since the 1970s. The Cryosphere 11: 531–539, [pdf]doi:10.5194/tc-11-531-2017

[2016] Kraaijenbrink PDA, Shea JM, Pellicciotti F, de Jong SM, & Immerzeel WW. Object-based analysis of unmanned aerial vehicle imagery to map and characterise surface features on a debris-covered glacier. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186: 581-595, [pdf]

[2016] Vincent C, Wagnon P, Shea JM, Immerzeel WW, Kraaijenbrink PDA, Shrestha D, Soruco A, Arnaud Y, Brun F, Berthier E, & Sherpa SF. Reduced melt on debris-covered glaciers:  investigations from Changri Nup Glacier, Nepal. The Cryosphere 10: 1845–1858, [pdf] doi:10.5194/tc-10-1845-2016

[2016] Trubilowicz J, Shea JM, Moore RD, & Jost. G. Suitability of North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) output for hydrologic modelling and analysis in mountainous terrain.  Hydrological Processes[pdf] doi:10.1002/hyp.10795

[2016]  Shea JM, and Immerzeel WW. Assessments of basin-scale glaciological and hydrological sensitivities in the Hindu Kush – Himalaya. Annals of Glaciology, appeared online 17 December 2015. [pdf] doi:10.3189/2016AoG71A073

[2016] Kargel JS, Leonard GJ, Shugar DH, Haritashya UK, Bevington A, Fielding EJ, Fujita K, Geertsema M, Miles ES, Steiner J, et al. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science, 351(6269):aac8353, [pdf] doi:10.1126/science.aac8353

[2015] Gertler C, Puppala SP, Panday A, Stumm D, &  Shea JM.Black Carbon and the Himalayan Cryosphere: A Review. Atmospheric Environment, 125(B): 404-417, [pdf]doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.078

[2015] Immerzeel WW, Wanders N, Lutz AF, Shea JM, & Bierkens MFP. Reconciling high altitude precipitation in the upper Indus Basin with glacier mass balances and runoff. Hydrological and Earth Systems Science 19: 4673-4687, [pdf] doi:10.5194/hess-19-4673-2015

[2015] Kraaijenbrink P, Meijer SW, Shea JM, Pellicciotti F, de Jong SM, Immerzeel WW. Seasonal surface velocities of a Himalayan glacier derived by automated correlation of unmanned aerial vehicle imagery. Annals of Glaciology, 57(71), [pdf] doi:10.3189/2016AoG71A072

[2015] Herreid S, Pellicciotti F, Ayala A, Chesnokova A, Kienholz C, Shea, JM.  Satellite observations of supraglacial debris cover evolution in Northern Pakistan from 1977 to 2014.  Journal of Glaciology, 61(227): 524-536, [pdf] doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J227

[2015] Shea JM, Immerzeel WW, Wagnon P, Vincent C, & Bajracharya S. Modelling glacier change in the Everest region, Nepal Himalaya. The Cryosphere, 9: 1105-1128, [pdf]doi:10.5194/tc-9-1105-2015

[2015] Shea JM, Wagnon P, Immerzeel WW, Biron R, Brun F, & Pellicciotti F. A comparative study of high-elevation  meteorological data in the Nepalese Himalaya.  International Journal of Water Resources Development, 31 (2): 174-200, [pdf]doi:10.1080/07900627.2015.1020417

[2015] Ayala A, Pellicciotti F, & Shea JM. Modeling 2 m air temperatures over mountain glaciers: Exploring the influence of katabatic cooling and external warming. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres[pdf]  doi:10.1002/2015JD023137

[2015] Ragettli S, Pellicciotti F, Immerzeel WW, Miles ES, Petersen L, Heynen M, Shea JM, Stumm D, Joshi S & Shrestha A. Unraveling the hydrology of a Himalayan watershed through integration of high resolution in-situ data and remote sensing with an advanced simulation model. Advances in Water Resources Research, 78: 94 – 111, [pdf]doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.01.013

[2015] Brun, F., Dumont, M., Wagnon, P., Berthier, E., Azam, M.F., Shea, J.M., Sirguey, P., Rabatel, A. & Ramanathan, Al.  Seasonal changes of surface albedo of Himalayan glaciers from MODIS data and links with the annual mass balance. The Cryosphere, 9, 341-355, [pdf] doi:10.5194/tc-9-341-2015

[2014] Parajuli A, Kayastha R, Shea JM, Chand M & Mool P. Modified temperature index model for estimating the melt water discharge from debris covered Lirung Glacier, Langtang Valley, Nepal.  Proceedings of IAHS Symposium on Remote Sensing and GIS for Hydrology and Water Resources,  IAHS Publication No. 368: 409-414, doi:10.5194/piahs-368-409-2015

[2014] Immerzeel WW, Kraaijenbrink P, Shea JM, Shrestha AB, Pellicciotti F, Bierkens MFP, de Jong SM.High resolution monitoring of Himalayan glacier dynamics using unmanned airborne vehicles. Remote Sensing of Environment, 150: 93-103. [pdf]  doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.025

[2013] Wagnon P, Vincent C, Arnaud Y, Berthier E, Vuillermoz E, Gruber S, M ́en ́egoz M, Gilbert A, Dumont M, Shea JM, Stumm D, and Pokhrel BK.  Seasonal and annual mass balances of Mera and Pokalde glaciers (Nepal Himalaya) since 2007. The Cryosphere, 7, 1769-1786. [pdf]  doi:10.5194/tc-7-1769-2013

[2013] Shea JM, Menounos B, Moore RD, and Tennant C. An approach to derive regional snowlines and glacier mass change from MODIS imagery, western North America. The Cryosphere7:1-14. [pdf]  doi:10.5194/tc-7-1-2013.

[2013] Wheate R., Berthier, E., Bolch, T., Menounos, B., Shea, J.M., Clague, J.J., Schiefer, E., Remote Sensing of Glaciers in the Canadian Cordillera, Western Canada. Chapter 14 in: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, J.S. Kargel, G.J. Leonard, M.P. Bishop, A. Kaab, B. Raup (Eds), Springer-Praxis, in press. ISBN: 978-3-540-79817-0/

[2011] Tennant, C., Menounos, B., Ainslie, B., Shea, J.M., and Jackson, P. Comparison of modeled and geodetically-derived glacier mass balance for Tiedemann and Klinaklini glaciers, southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. Global and Planetary Change, 82-83:74-85. [pdf]doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.11.004

[2011] Marshall, S.J., White, E.C., Demuth, M.N., Bolch, T., Wheate, R., Menounos, B., Beedle, M.J., and Shea, J.M.  Glacier water resources and forecasts of glacier decline on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Canadian Water Resources Journal36:109-134. doi:10.4296/cwrj3602823

[2010] Shea, J.M., and Moore, R.D. Prediction of spatially distributed regional-scale fields of air temperature and vapour pressure over mountain glaciers. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres (115):D23107. [pdf]  doi:10.1029/2010JD014351

[2009] Shea, J.M., Moore, R.D., and Stahl, K. Derivation of melt factors from glacier mass balance records in western Canada. Journal of Glaciology 55 (189): 123-130. [pdf]doi:10.3189/002214309788608886

[2008] Stahl, K., Moore, R.D., Shea, J.M., Hutchinson, D., and Cannon, A.J. Coupled modelling of glacier and streamflow response to future climate scenarios. Water Resources Research44, W02422. [pdf] doi:10.1029/2007WR005956.

[2007] Shea, J.M. and Marshall, S.J. Atmospheric flow indices, regional climate, and glacier mass balance in the Canadian Rockies. International Journal of Climatology 27, 233-247. [pdf]doi:10.1002/joc.1398

[2005] Shea, J.M., Marshall, S.J., and Anslow, F.S. Hydrometeorological relationships on Haig Glacier, Alberta, Canada. Annals of Glaciology 40, 52-60. [pdf] doi:10.3189/172756405781813465

[2004] Shea, J.M., Marshall, S.J., and Livingston, S.J. Glacier distributions and climate in the Canadian Rockies. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 26(2), 272-279. [pdf] doi:10.1657/1523-0430(2004)036[0272:GDACIT]2.0.CO;2


[2010] Shea, J.M. Regional-scale distributed modelling of glacier meteorology and melt, southern Coast Mountains, Canada.  PhD Thesis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada. [pdf, 15 MB]