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


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 May 2016) by Christian Haas
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Jul 2016) by Christian Haas
AR by Rachel Tilling on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Aug 2016) by Christian Haas
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.