CV & Research Gate.
- Braun, C., 2017, Surface mass balance of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf and associated Ice Rise. Chapter 6 in Copeland, L., and Mueller, D. (eds.) Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-94-024-1099-0. (PDF)
- Serreze, M.C., Raup, B., Braun, C., Hardy, D.R. and R.S. Bradley, 2017, Rapid Wastage of the Hazen Plateau Ice Caps, Northeastern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Cryosphere, 11, 169-177.
- Samuels-Crow, K.E., Galewsky, J., Hardy, D.R., Sharp, Z.D., Worden, J., and C. Braun, 2014, Upwind convective influences on the isotopic composition of atmospheric water vapor over the tropical Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021487.
- Stansell, N.D., Abbott, M.B., Polissar, P.J., Bezada, M., Braun, C., and B.A. Steinmann, 2014, Proglacial lake sediment records reveal Holocene climate changes in the Venezuelan Andes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 89, 44-55. Data
- Braun, C. and Bezada, M., 2013, The Disappearance of Glaciers in Venezuela. Journal of Latin American Geography, 12(2), 85-124.
- Gardner, A.S., Moholdt, G., Wouters, B., Wolken, G.J., Burgess, D.O., Sharp, M.J., Cogley, G.J., Braun, C., and Labine, C., 2011, Sharp acceleration of mass loss from Canadian Arctic Archipelago Glaciers and Ice Caps. Nature, 473, 357-360.
- Lewis, T., Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., Francus, P., and Bradley, R.S., 2005, An Extreme Sediment Transfer Event in a Canadian High Arctic Stream. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 37(4), 477-482.
- Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., Bradley, R.S., and Sahanatien, V., 2004, Mass Balance of the Ward Hunt Ice Rise and Ice Shelf, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(D22110).
- Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., and Bradley, R.S., 2004, Mass Balance and Area Changes of four High Arctic Plateau Ice Caps, 1959-2002. Geografiska Annaler, 86A(1), 43-52.
- Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., and Bradley, R.S., 2001, Recent recession of a small plateau ice cap, Ellesmere Island, Canada. Journal of Glaciology Correspondence, 47(156), 154.
- Vuille, M., D.R. Hardy, C. Braun, F.T. Keimig and R.S. Bradley, 2001: Climate variability on intraseasonal to interannual timescales on the Bolivian Altiplano with special emphasis on the Nevado Sajama region. Ecologia en Bolivia – Revista del Instituto de Ecologia, 35, 17-40.
- Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., Bradley, R.S., and Retelle, M., 2000, Streamflow and Suspended Sediment Transport into Lake Sophia, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 32(4), 456-465.
- Braun, C., Hardy, D.R., Bradley, R.S., and Retelle, M., 2000, Hydrological and meteorological observations at Lake Tuborg, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. Polar Geography, 24(2), 83-97.
- Hardy, D.R., Vuille, M., Braun, C., Keimig, F., and Bradley, R.S., 1998, Annual and daily meteorological cycles at high altitude on a tropical mountain. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 79, 1899-1913.
- Vuille, M., Hardy, D.R., Braun, C., Keimig, F., and Bradley, R.S., 1998, Atmospheric circulation anomalies associated with 1996/97 summer precipitation events on Sajama Ice Cap, Bolivia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(D10), 11191-11204.
The Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda).
This project is an art-science collaboration with Ian van Coller (photographer & professor @ Montana State) and Todd Anderson (print maker and professor, Clemson University).
The Quelccaya Ice Cap (Peru).
The Quelccaya Ice Cap (Peru) is the largest glacier in the Tropics, located at over 5,200 m in the Cordillera Vilcanota. We have collected in-situ GPS positions of the ice margin for over 15 years and are compiling the data into a comprehensive web-based GIS of the ice cap in combination with satellite images.
- Collaborator: Dr. Douglas Hardy (UMass Amherst)
- Story Map of the 2015 Fieldwork
- Photographs and Videos (2015)
- When Science Meets Art (collaboration with Ian van Coller)
- 2012 GigaPan of Qori Kalis glacier (by Doug Hardy)
- 1998 Animation (using Landsat images)
- Quelccaya in 1998 and 2010 (NASA)
The Disappearance of Glaciers in Venezuela.
This study asked a simple question: What is the state of glaciers in Venezuela today? The answer is not as obvious as it seems – the glaciers in Venezuela have been literally forgotten in terms of scientific research since the early 1990s. The answer is provided in this project through an extensive compilation of the available scientific literature, maps, and historical photographs that document the recession of glaciers in Venezuela since the start of the 20th century. Climate data analysis and glacier mapping in 2009 and 2011 provide the modern context and the study was published as Braun and Bezada (2013).
I am currently extending the record using additional field measurements from 2015 and new Landsat 8 / Sentinel 2 satellite images to create a comprehensive web-based GIS of the glaciers in Venezuela.
- Last Glacier Standing in Venezuela (NASA, 27 August 2018)
- Walking on Venezuela’s Last Glacier (NASA, 27 September 2018)
- El último glaciar de Venezuela (Helena Carpio, 23 November 2018)
- Youtube Playlist: Venezuela
- Landsat 8 Scene (6 January 2015)
- Photographs (2015 Fieldwork)
- The Sierra Nevada de Merida (Esri Story Map)
- The Humboldt Glacier (ArcGIS Online Map)
Canadian High Arctic / Ellesmere Island.
My research in the Canadian High Arctic focused on the mass balance of glaciers, ice caps, and ice shelves. Specifically, I am interested (a) in the processes affecting the ice shelves and ice rises along the northern coast of Ellesmere Island and the mechanisms responsible for their recent collapses and (b) the processes involved in the formation and disappearance of the small Hazen Plateau ice caps.
- More information on my old project website!
- The St. Patrick Bay ice caps in Canada have completely disappeared (NSIDC, 30 July 2020)
- The sad tale of the St. Patrick Bay ice caps (NSIDC, February 2016)
- St. Patrick Bay Ice Caps Nearly Gone (NASA Image of the Day 3/24/2016)
- Shrinking Ellesmere Island ice caps, Canada (NASA Images of Change)