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The Cryosphere, 15, 169–181, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-169-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 169–181, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-169-2021

Research article 11 Jan 2021

Research article | 11 Jan 2021

Ensemble-based estimation of sea-ice volume variations in the Baffin Bay

Chao Min et al.

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An ensemble of four estimates of the sea-ice volume (SIV) variations in Baffin Bay from 2011 to 2016 is generated from the locally merged satellite observations, three modeled sea ice thickness sources (CMST, NAOSIM, and PIOMAS) and NSIDC ice drift data (V4). Results show that the net increase of the ensemble mean SIV occurs from October to April with the largest SIV increase in December, and the reduction occurs from May to September with the largest SIV decline in July.