Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 12, 2437–2460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2437-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2437–2460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2437-2018

Research article 25 Jul 2018

Research article | 25 Jul 2018

Empirical parametrization of Envisat freeboard retrieval of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice based on CryoSat-2: progress in the ESA Climate Change Initiative

Stephan Paul et al.

Data sets

Northern hemisphere sea ice thickness from CryoSat-2 on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/5b6033bfb7f241e89132a83fdc3d5364

Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from CryoSat-2 on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/fbfae06e787b4fefb4b03cba2fd04bc3

Northern hemisphere sea ice thickness from the CryoSat-2 satellite on a monthly grid (L3C), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/ff79d140824f42dd92b204b4f1e9e7c2

Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from the CryoSat-2 satellite on a monthly grid (L3C), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/48fc3d1e8ada405c8486ada522dae9e8

Northern hemisphere sea ice thickness from Envisat on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/54e2ee0803764b4e84c906da3f16d81b

Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from Envisat on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/550d938da3184d0ca44a06a4c0c14ffa

Northern hemisphere sea ice thickness from the Envisat satellite on a monthly grid (L3C), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/f4c34f4f0f1d4d0da06d771f6972f180

Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from the Envisat satellite on a monthly grid (L3C), v2.0 S. Hendricks, S. Paul, and E. Rinne https://doi.org/10.5285/b1f1ac03077b4aa784c5a413a2210bf5

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During ESA's second phase of the Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (SICCI-2), we developed a novel approach to creating a consistent freeboard data set from Envisat and CryoSat-2. We used consistent procedures that are directly related to the sensors' waveform-echo parameters, instead of applying corrections as a post-processing step. This data set is to our knowledge the first of its kind providing consistent freeboard for the Arctic as well as the Antarctic.