Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 13, 1283–1296, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1283-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1283–1296, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1283-2019

Research article 18 Apr 2019

Research article | 18 Apr 2019

Estimating the snow depth, the snow–ice interface temperature, and the effective temperature of Arctic sea ice using Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 and ice mass balance buoy data

Lise Kilic et al.

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AR by Lise Kilic on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Feb 2019) by John Yackel
RR by Leif Toudal Pedersen (15 Feb 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Feb 2019) by John Yackel
AR by Lise Kilic on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Mar 2019) by John Yackel
AR by Lise Kilic on behalf of the Authors (01 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2019) by John Yackel
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Short summary
In this study, we develop and present simple algorithms to derive the snow depth, the snow–ice interface temperature, and the effective temperature of Arctic sea ice. This is achieved using satellite observations collocated with buoy measurements. The errors of the retrieved parameters are estimated and compared with independent data. These parameters are useful for sea ice concentration mapping, understanding sea ice properties and variability, and for atmospheric sounding applications.