Dr Hannah Bailey Oulu Finland

Dr Hannah Bailey

Stable Isotopes in the Arctic Water Cycle

Hannah Bailey


Postdoctoral Scientist
Climate & Geochemistry

15 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 143 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 77 citations. The author has a h-index of 6.00. (Google Scholar)


Dr Bailey is a stable isotope geochemist with expertise in Arctic climate and environmental change.

Research interests

  • Arctic Water Isotope Cycle
  • Synoptic Climatology and Geospatial Analysis
  • Quaternary Environmental Change and Reconstruction
  • Lacustrine and Periglacial Systems
  • Paleo/ecology and Biogeography

Former Positions

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (U.S.A.) - Fulbright Fellow,  Department of Biological Sciences, 2017-2018
  • Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) - Postdoctoral Scientist,  Periglacial Research Group, 2016-2018
  • Newcastle University (U.K.) - NERC Doctoral Student,  Physical Geography, 2012-2016

Select Publications

Bailey, H.L., Klein, E.S. and Welker, J.M., (2019) Synoptic and mesoscale mechanisms drive winter precipitation δ18O/δ2H in south‐central Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(7), 4252-4266.

Biskaborn, B.K., Nazarova, L., Pestryakova, L.A., Syrykh, L., Funck, K., Meyer, H., Chapligin, B., Vyse, S., Zakharov, E., Wang, E., Schwamborn, E., Bailey, H.L. and Diekmann, B., (2019) Spatial distribution of environmental indicators in surface sediments of Lake Bolshoe Toko, Yakutia, Russia. Biogeosciences, 16, 4023–4049.

Kostrova, S.S., Meyer, H., Bailey, H.L., Ludikova, A.V., Gromig, R., Kuhn, G., Shibaev, Y.A., Kozachek, A.V., Ekaykin, A.A. and Chapligin, B., (2019) Holocene hydrological variability of Lake Ladoga, northwest Russia, as inferred from diatom oxygen isotopes. Boreas, 48(2).

Bailey, H.L., Kaufman, D.S., Sloane, H.J., Hubbard, A.L., Henderson, A.C., Leng, M.J., Meyer, H. and Welker, J.M. (2018) Holocene atmospheric circulation in the central North Pacific: a new terrestrial diatom and δ18O dataset from the Aleutian Islands. Quaternary Science Reviews, 194, 27-38.

Kaufman, D.S., Axford, Y.L., Henderson, A.C., McKay, N.P., Oswald, W.W., Saenger, C., Anderson, R.S., Bailey, H.L., Clegg, B., Gajewski, K. and Hu, F.S. (2016) Holocene climate changes in eastern Beringia (NW North America)–A systematic review of multi-proxy evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews, 147, 312-339.

Mikkelsen, A.B., Hubbard, A., MacFerrin, M., Box, J.E., Doyle, S.H., Fitzpatrick, A., Hasholt, B., Bailey, H.L., Lindbäck, K. and Pettersson, R. (2016) Extraordinary runoff from the Greenland ice sheet in 2012 amplified by hypsometry and depleted firn retention. The Cryosphere, 10(3), 1147-1159.

Bailey, H.L., Kaufman, D.S., Henderson, A.C. and Leng, M.J. (2015) Synoptic scale controls on the δ18O in precipitation across Beringia. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11), 4608-4616.

Bailey, H.L., Henderson, A.C., Sloane, H.J., Snelling, A., Leng, M.J. and Kaufman, D.S. (2014) The effect of species on lacustrine δ18Odiatom and its implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Journal of Quaternary Science29(4), 393-400.

Thesis supervisions

Aino Erkinaro, B.Sc. (2020)
  • Using stable water isotopes to understand ecohydrological pathways in changing Arctic watersheds

Moein Mellat, M.Sc. (2019)
  • Pan-Arctic Precipitation Isotopes (δ¹⁸O & δ²H) Characteristics and Processes: A Summer Snapshot