Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 49–78, 2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 49–78, 2019

Research article 09 Jan 2019

Research article | 09 Jan 2019

Version 2 of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF and ESA CCI sea-ice concentration climate data records

Thomas Lavergne et al.


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ED: Publish as is (18 Nov 2018) by Chris Derksen
Short summary
The loss of polar sea ice is an iconic indicator of Earth’s climate change. Many satellite-based algorithms and resulting data exist but they differ widely in specific sea-ice conditions. This spread hinders a robust estimate of the future evolution of sea-ice cover. In this study, we document three new climate data records of sea-ice concentration generated using satellite data available over the last 40 years. We introduce the novel algorithms, the data records, and their uncertainties.