Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
12 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2021

Seasonal changes in sea ice kinematics and deformation in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean in 2018/19

Ruibo Lei, Mario Hoppmann, Bin Cheng, Guangyu Zuo, Dawei Gui, Qiongqiong Cai, H. Jakob Belter, and Wangxiao Yang


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Oct 2020) by Ted Maksym
AR by Mario Ebel on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Dec 2020) by Ted Maksym
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Dec 2020) by Ted Maksym
AR by Ruibo Lei on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2021) by Ted Maksym
Short summary
Quantification of ice deformation is useful for understanding of the role of ice dynamics in climate change. Using data of 32 buoys, we characterized spatiotemporal variations in ice kinematics and deformation in the Pacific sector of Arctic Ocean for autumn–winter 2018/19. Sea ice in the south and west has stronger mobility than in the east and north, which weakens from autumn to winter. An enhanced Arctic dipole and weakened Beaufort Gyre in winter lead to an obvious turning of ice drifting.