Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 10, 523–534, 2016
The Cryosphere, 10, 523–534, 2016

Research article 08 Mar 2016

Research article | 08 Mar 2016

Recent summer sea ice thickness surveys in Fram Strait and associated ice volume fluxes

T. Krumpen et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Jan 2016) by Julienne Stroeve
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Short summary
We present an extensive data set of ground-based and airborne electromagnetic ice thickness measurements covering Fram Strait in summer between 2001 and 2012. An investigation of back trajectories of surveyed sea ice using satellite-based sea ice motion data allows us to examine the connection between thickness variability, ice age and source area. In addition, we determine across and along strait gradients in ice thickness and associated volume fluxes.