Tom Newman was recognized for best research paper of the year honors at the annual ESSIC Holiday Party this month. Newamn's article entitled, "Assessment of radar-derived snow depth over Arctic sea ice," advances understanding of the complex Arctic sea ice/snow system and the significant changes the system is undergoing. The selection committee was comprised of the following ESSIC science staff members: Huan Wu (chair), Guojun Gu, Chris Hain.
Newman, T., S. L. Farrell, J. Richter-Menge, L. N. Connor, N. T. Kurtz,B. C. Elder, and D. McAdoo, 2014: Assessment of radar-derived snow depth over Arctic sea ice, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 8578–8602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010284.