Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 14, 251–260, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 251–260, 2020

Brief communication 27 Jan 2020

Brief communication | 27 Jan 2020

Brief communication: Conventional assumptions involving the speed of radar waves in snow introduce systematic underestimates to sea ice thickness and seasonal growth rate estimates

Robbie D. C. Mallett et al.

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