Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 15, 2429–2450, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2429-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 2429–2450, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2429-2021

Research article 04 Jun 2021

Research article | 04 Jun 2021

Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover

Robbie D. C. Mallett et al.

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We re-estimate pan-Arctic sea ice thickness (SIT) values by combining data from the Envisat and CryoSat-2 missions with data from a new, reanalysis-driven snow model. Because a decreasing amount of ice is being hidden below the waterline by the weight of overlying snow, we argue that SIT may be declining faster than previously calculated in some regions. Because the snow product varies from year to year, our new SIT calculations also display much more year-to-year variability.