Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
29 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2019

Baffin Bay sea ice inflow and outflow: 1978–1979 to 2016–2017

Haibo Bi, Zehua Zhang, Yunhe Wang, Xiuli Xu, Yu Liang, Jue Huang, Yilin Liu, and Min Fu


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Dec 2018) by John Yackel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Jan 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Jan 2019) by John Yackel
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Feb 2019) by John Yackel
Short summary
Baffin Bay serves as a huge reservoir of sea ice which provides solid freshwater sources for the seas downstream. Based on satellite observations, significant increasing trends are found for the annual sea ice area flux through the three gates. These trends are chiefly related to the increasing ice motion which is associated with thinner ice owing to the warmer climate (i.e., higher surface air temperature and shortened freezing period) and increased air and water drag coefficients.