Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
04 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 04 Dec 2019

Sea ice export through the Fram Strait derived from a combined model and satellite data set

Chao Min, Longjiang Mu, Qinghua Yang, Robert Ricker, Qian Shi, Bo Han, Renhao Wu, and Jiping Liu

Data sets

The Arctic combined model and satellite sea ice thickness (CMST) dataset L. Mu, M. Losch, Q. Yang, R. Ricker, S. Losa, and L. Nerger

The Arctic sea ice drift simulation from October 2010 to December 2016 L. Mu, M. Losch, Q. Yang, R. Ricker, S. Losa, and L. Nerger

Helicopter-borne sea-ice thickness measurements from the Fram Strait Cruise 2014 J. King, S. Gerland, and M. Bratrein

Sea ice drift data for Fram Strait derived from a feature-tracking algorithm applied on Sentinel-1 SAR imagery S. Muckenhuber and S. Sandven

Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, low resolution sea ice drift product EUMETSAT ftp://osisaf.met. no/archive/ice/drift_lr

Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 4 M. Tschudi, W. N. Meier, J. S. Stewart, C. Fowler, and J. Maslanik

Annular modes in the extratropical circulation D. W. J. Thompson and J. M. Wallace http://www.cpc.ncep.

Decadal trends in the North Atlantic Oscillation J. W Hurrell precip/CWlink/pna/nao_index.html

Short summary
Sea ice volume export through the Fram Strait has been studied using varied methods, however, mostly in winter months. Here we report sea ice volume estimates that extend over summer seasons. A recent developed sea ice thickness dataset, in which CryoSat-2 and SMOS sea ice thickness together with SSMI/SSMIS sea ice concentration are assimilated, is used and evaluated in the paper. Results show our estimate is more reasonable than that calculated by satellite data only.