Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 14, 2369–2386, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2369-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 2369–2386, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2369-2020

Research article 23 Jul 2020

Research article | 23 Jul 2020

The Arctic Ocean Observation Operator for 6.9 GHz (ARC3O) – Part 1: How to obtain sea ice brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz from climate model output

Clara Burgard et al.

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Short summary
The high disagreement between observations of Arctic sea ice makes it difficult to evaluate climate models with observations. We investigate the possibility of translating the model state into what a satellite could observe. We find that we do not need complex information about the vertical distribution of temperature and salinity inside the ice but instead are able to assume simplified distributions to reasonably translate the simulated sea ice into satellite language.