Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 13, 1005–1024, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1005-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1005–1024, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1005-2019

Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

In situ observed relationships between snow and ice surface skin temperatures and 2 m air temperatures in the Arctic

Pia Nielsen-Englyst et al.

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AR by Pia Nielsen-Englyst on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2018) by John Yackel
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jan 2019) by John Yackel
AR by Pia Nielsen-Englyst on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2019) by John Yackel
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The paper facilitates the construction of a satellite-derived 2 m air temperature (T2m) product for Arctic snow/ice areas. The relationship between skin temperature (Tskin) and T2m is analysed using weather stations. The main factors influencing the relationship are seasonal variations, wind speed and clouds. A clear-sky bias is estimated to assess the effect of cloud-limited satellite observations. The results are valuable when validating satellite Tskin or estimating T2m from satellite Tskin.