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Volume 11, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 11, 2867–2881, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2867-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 11, 2867–2881, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2867-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Dec 2017

Research article | 12 Dec 2017

Optical properties of sea ice doped with black carbon – an experimental and radiative-transfer modelling comparison

Amelia A. Marks et al.

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AR by Amelia Marks on behalf of the Authors (25 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2017) by Dirk Notz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Sep 2017) by Dirk Notz
AR by Amelia Marks on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2017) by Dirk Notz
AR by Amelia Marks on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Arctic sea ice extent is declining rapidly. Prediction of sea ice trends relies on sea ice models that need to be evaluated with real data. A realistic sea ice environment is created in a laboratory by the Royal Holloway sea ice simulator and is used to show a sea ice model can replicate measured properties of sea ice, e.g. reflectance. Black carbon, a component of soot found in atmospheric pollution, is also experimentally shown to reduce the sea ice reflectance, which could exacerbate melting.
Arctic sea ice extent is declining rapidly. Prediction of sea ice trends relies on sea ice...
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