Dr Hannah Bailey Oulu Finland

Dr Hannah Bailey

Stable Isotopes in the Arctic Water Cycle

Hannah Bailey


Postdoctoral Researcher
Climate & Geochemistry

15 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 184 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 90 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
  • Lacustrine and Periglacial Systems
  • Paleo/ecology and Biogeography

Former Positions

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (USA) - Fulbright Fellow , Department of Biological Sciences, 2017-2018
  • Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) - Postdoctoral Scientist , Periglacial Research Group, 2016-2018
  • Newcastle University (UK) - NERC Doctoral Student , Physical Geography, 2012-2016
  • British Geological Survey (UK) - NERC CASE Partner, National Environmental Isotope Facility, 2012-2016

Select Publications

Bailey, HL , Klein, ES, and Welker, JM, (2019) Synoptic and mesoscale mechanisms drive winter precipitation δ18O/δ2H in south ‐ central Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres , 124 (7), 4252-4266.

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

Kostrova, SS, Meyer, H., Bailey, HL , Ludikova, AV, Gromig, R., Kuhn, G., Shibaev, YA, Kozachek, AV, Ekaykin, AA 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, HL , Henderson, AC, Sloane, HJ, Snelling, A., Leng, MJ, and Kaufman, DS (2014) The effect of species on lacustrine δ 18 Odiatom and its implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Journal of Quaternary Science29 (4), 393-400.

Research groups

  • Kvantum Institute

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