Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 12, 3577–3588, 2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3577–3588, 2018

Research article 19 Nov 2018

Research article | 19 Nov 2018

What historical landfast ice observations tell us about projected ice conditions in Arctic archipelagoes and marginal seas under anthropogenic forcing

Frédéric Laliberté et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jul 2018) by Daniel Feltham
RR by David Bailey (20 Jul 2018)
RR by David Schroeder (08 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Aug 2018) by Daniel Feltham
AR by Frédéric Laliberté on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2018) by Daniel Feltham
Short summary
Ice that forms over marginal seas often gets anchored and becomes landfast. Landfast ice is fundamental to the local ecosystems, is of economic importance as it leads to hazardous seafaring conditions and is also a choice hunting ground for both the local population and large predators. Using observations and climate simulations, this study shows that, especially in the Canadian Arctic, landfast ice might be more resilient to climate change than is generally thought.