Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 13, 521–543, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-521-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 521–543, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-521-2019

Research article 14 Feb 2019

Research article | 14 Feb 2019

On the timescales and length scales of the Arctic sea ice thickness anomalies: a study based on 14 reanalyses

Leandro Ponsoni et al.

Data sets

Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record A. J. Schweiger http://psc.apl.uw.edu/sea_ice_cdr/

The Ocean Reanalyses Intercomparison Project University of Hamburg https://icdc.cen.uni-hamburg.de/1/daten/reanalysis-ocean/oraip.html

PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reanalysis J. L. Zhang and D. A. Rothrock http://psc.apl.uw.edu/research/projects/arctic-sea-ice-volume-anomaly/

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Short summary
The Arctic is a main component of the Earth's climate system. It is fundamental to understand the behavior of Arctic sea ice coverage over time and in space due to many factors, e.g., shipping lanes, the travel and tourism industry, hunting and fishing activities, mineral resource extraction, and the potential impact on the weather in midlatitude regions. In this work we use observations and results from models to understand how variations in the sea ice thickness change over time and in space.