Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Research article
07 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2016

Near-real-time Arctic sea ice thickness and volume from CryoSat-2

Rachel L. Tilling, Andy Ridout, and Andrew Shepherd

Data sets

NRT Arctic sea ice thickness and volume data CPOM UCL

NRT DMSP SSMIS daily Polar gridded sea ice concentration data NSIDC

NRT sea ice type maps OSI SAF

Short summary
We use CryoSat-2 satellite data to provide the first near-real-time (NRT) measurements of absolute sea ice thickness across the entire Northern Hemisphere. We analyse our NRT sea-ice-thickness data for one sea ice growth season, from October 2014 to April 2015. Over that time period a NRT thickness measurement was delivered, on average, within 14, 7 and 6 km of each location in the Arctic every 2, 14 and 28 days respectively.