Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 12, 2349–2370, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2349-2018

Special issue: Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in...

The Cryosphere, 12, 2349–2370, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2349-2018

Research article 18 Jul 2018

Research article | 18 Jul 2018

Circumpolar patterns of potential mean annual ground temperature based on surface state obtained from microwave satellite data

Christine Kroisleitner et al.

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AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2018) by Julia Boike
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Feb 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Mar 2018) by Julia Boike
AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 May 2018) by Julia Boike
AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 May 2018) by Julia Boike
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jun 2018) by Julia Boike
AR by Annett Bartsch on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jul 2018) by Julia Boike
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Short summary
Knowledge about permafrost extent is required with respect to climate change. We used borehole temperature records from across the Arctic for the assessment of surface status information (frozen or unfrozen) derived from space-borne microwave sensors for permafrost extent mapping. The comparison to mean annual ground temperature (MAGT) at the coldest sensor depth revealed that not only extent but also temperature can be obtained from C-band-derived surface state with a residual error of 2.22 °C.