Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 10, 2275–2290, 2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2275–2290, 2016

Research article 28 Sep 2016

Research article | 28 Sep 2016

The EUMETSAT sea ice concentration climate data record

Rasmus T. Tonboe et al.


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AR by Rasmus Tonboe on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Jul 2016) by Christian Haas
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2016) by Christian Haas
Short summary
The EUMETSAT sea ice climate record (ESICR) is based on the Nimbus 7 SMMR (1978–1987), the SSM/I (1987–2009), and the SSMIS (2003–today) microwave radiometer data. It uses a combination of two sea ice concentration algorithms with dynamical tie points, explicit atmospheric correction using numerical weather prediction data for error reduction and it comes with spatially and temporally varying uncertainty estimates describing the residual uncertainties.