Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2745–2761, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2745-2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 2745–2761, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2745-2016

Research article 16 Nov 2016

Research article | 16 Nov 2016

Benefits of assimilating thin sea ice thickness from SMOS into the TOPAZ system

Jiping Xie et al.

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As a potentially operational daily product, the SMOS-Ice can improve the statements of sea ice thickness and concentration. In this study, focusing on the SMOS-Ice data assimilated into the TOPAZ system, the quantitative evaluation for the impacts and the concerned comparison with the present observation system are valuable to understand the further improvement of the accuracy of operational ocean forecasting system.