Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 12, 2569–2594, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2569-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2569–2594, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2569-2018

Research article 13 Aug 2018

Research article | 13 Aug 2018

Arctic Mission Benefit Analysis: impact of sea ice thickness, freeboard, and snow depth products on sea ice forecast performance

Thomas Kaminski et al.

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Prior and posterior uncertainties of sea ice volume and snow volume T. Kaminski https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1308857

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We present mathematically rigorous assessments of the observation impact (added value) of remote-sensing products and in terms of the uncertainty reduction in a 4-week forecast of sea ice volume and snow volume for three regions along the Northern Sea Route by a coupled model of the sea-ice–ocean system. We quantify the difference in impact between rawer (freeboard) and higher-level (sea ice thickness) products, and the impact of adding a snow depth product.