Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 14, 3761–3783, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3761-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 3761–3783, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3761-2020

Research article 06 Nov 2020

Research article | 06 Nov 2020

Simultaneous estimation of wintertime sea ice thickness and snow depth from space-borne freeboard measurements

Hoyeon Shi et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 May 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Hoyeon Shi on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jul 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jul 2020)
RR by Isobel Lawrence (26 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Jul 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Aug 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Hoyeon Shi on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by B.J. Sohn on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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To estimate sea ice thickness from satellite freeboard measurements, snow depth information has been required; however, the snow depth estimate has been considered largely uncertain. We propose a new method to estimate sea ice thickness and snow depth simultaneously from freeboards by imposing a thermodynamic constraint. Obtained ice thicknesses and snow depths were consistent with airborne measurements, suggesting that uncertainty of ice thickness caused by uncertain snow depth can be reduced.