Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 13, 2051–2073, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2051-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2051–2073, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2051-2019

Research article 29 Jul 2019

Research article | 29 Jul 2019

The 2018 North Greenland polynya observed by a newly introduced merged optical and passive microwave sea-ice concentration dataset

Valentin Ludwig et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 May 2019) by Chris Derksen
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jun 2019)
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Jun 2019) by Chris Derksen
AR by Valentin Ludwig on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Sea-ice concentration, the fraction of an area covered by sea ice, can be observed from satellites with different methods. We combine two methods to obtain a product which is better than either of the input measurements alone. The benefit of our product is demonstrated by observing the formation of an open water area which can now be observed with more detail. Additionally, we find that the open water area formed because the sea ice drifted in the opposite direction and faster than usual.