10th August - Paper on "Improving our understanding of Antarctic sea ice with NASA's Operation IceBridge and the upcoming ICESat-2 mission" published (not peer reviewed) by US Clivar Variations.

26th July - Paper on "Arctic Ocean surface geostrophic circulation 2003-2014" by Armitage et al., now published in The Cryosphere!

20th July - Paper on "Ice and ocean velocity in the Arctic marginal ice zone: Ice roughness and momentum transfer" by Cole et al., accepted for publication in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.

15th July - Promoted by ESSIC, University of Maryland to Assistance Research Scientist!

26th June - Paper on "Arctic Ocean geostrophic circulation 2003-2014" by Armitage et al., accepted for publication in The Cryosphere.

19th June - Paper on "Atmospheric form drag over Arctic sea ice using remotely sensed ice topography observations" by Petty et al., accepted for publication in JGR-Earth's Surface!

12th May - Paper on "Increasing frequency and duration of Arctic winter warming events" by Graham et al., accepted for publication in GRL.

10th April - New member of the US IASC delegation and selected as a member of the steering committee of the IASC Cryosphere WG.

4th April - Attended the International Arctic Science Council (IASC) and Arctic Science SUmmit Week (ASSW) meetings in Prague, Czech Republic.

29th March - Presented my Arctic sea ice forecasting results the Polar Prediction workshop in Bremerhaven, Germany.

10th March - Paper on Arctic Ocean geostrophic currents now up on The Cryosphere Discussions.

2nd March - Arctic sea ice forecasting paper is out now in JGR Earth's Future!, along with a great NASA video/press release.

25th February - Completed a one month visit to NCAR, Boulder, CO, to work on Arctic sea ice thickness variability.

21st January - Sea Ice Prediction Network Sea Ice Outlook post-season report pubished online (co-author of the report as a member of the SIO action team).

19th January - Paper on Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations accepted for publication in JGR Earth's Future.

17th January 2017 - Joined 'Climate Feeedback as a scientific reviewer of climate science media coverage.

13th December - Presented my atmospheric form drag over Arctic sea ice results at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, San Francisco.

1st December - Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sea ice research test day at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Polar Research Day, Annapolis, MD.

14th November - 'NASA data visualization of our extreme Arctic cyclone paper. Featured in the Daily Mail, Discover magazine and several other international news outlets.

26th October - Participant on NASA's Operation IceBridge 2016 Antarctic deployment from Punta Arenas, Chile.

20th September - Embarking on the 2016 JOIS/BGEP cruise around the Beaufort Gyre. Check out my blog 'Searching for Sea Ice' on NASA's Notes from the Field.

1st September - Recommendation and quote for the NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day: 'A Polynya Seldom Seen'

17th August - Paper on: 'The impact of the extreme winter 2015/2016 Arctic cyclone on the Barents-Kara seas' by Boisvert et al. was accepted for publication in Monthly Weather Review!

22nd July - Attended the Polar Research Coordination Network (RCN) sea ice hackathon at the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) 2016 conference in Miami

20th June- NASA-GSFC Cryospheric Sciences Python (CRYOTHON) Meetup group is up and running! Check out some information I put together on getting started with Python, and a few (hopefully) useful examples of Python in action on my GitHub

1st June- Final versions of "Characterizing Arctic sea ice topography using high-resolution IceBridge data" and "Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre: The changing role of wind forcing and the sea ice state" published online.

23rd May - Blog on: "Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre" hosted on Neven's Arctic sea ice blog (http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2016/05/alek-petty.html)

17th May - Paper on: "Characterizing Arctic sea ice topography using high-resolution IceBridge data" accepted for publication in The Cryosphere.

13th-26th April - Participant on NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, Thule, Greenland. - Photo taken during the Eureka! overflight used on the NASA homepage.

15th April - Paper on: "Sea ice circulation around the Beaufort Gyre: The changing role of wind forcing and the sea ice state" accepted for publication in JGR-Oceans!

11th-16th March - Attended the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Fairbanks, Alaska. - Part of my International Arctic Science Committee Early Career Fellow duties.

2nd March - Contributed to the NSIDC blog feature on the record low Arctic sea ice state this past winter.