Dr. Marika M. Holland

Dr. Marika M. Holland is a Senior Scientist in the Oceanography Section of the Climate and Global Dynamics Division of NCAR’s Earth System Laboratory. Her research interests are focused on the role of sea ice in the climate system, including secular sea ice change, ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, abrupt high latitude climate change, and polar climate variability.

Dr. Holland currently serves as Chief Scientist for the Community Earth System Model (CESM) project and previously served as co-chair for the CESM Polar Climate Working Group. She has contributed to sea ice model developments for the Community Earth System Model and used CESM to study various aspects of the Arctic climate system, including the investigation of inherent sea ice predictability in the northern and southern hemispheres.

Dr. Holland has been an active member of numerous committees and advisory panels for the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences among others. She has been a contributing author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change third, fourth, and fifth assessment reports and contributed to numerous other national and international assessments on the changing Arctic climate.

Selected Publications:

Holland, M.M., D.A. Bailey, and S. Vavrus, 2011: Inherent sea ice predictability in the rapidly changing Arctic environment of the Community Climate System Model, version 3, Climate Dyn, 36, 1239-1253, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0792-4.

Holland, M.M., C.M. Bitz, and B. Tremblay, 2006: Future abrupt reductions in the Summer Arctic sea ice, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23503, doi:10.1029/2006GL028024.

Holland, M.M. and C.M. Bitz, 2003: Polar amplification of climate change in coupled models, Climate Dyn, 21,221-232, doi:00382-003-0332-6.

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