Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3035–3057, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3035–3057, 2021

Research article 02 Jul 2021

Research article | 02 Jul 2021

Deriving Arctic 2 m air temperatures over snow and ice from satellite surface temperature measurements

Pia Nielsen-Englyst et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-38', Emma Dodd, 09 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pia Nielsen-Englyst, 26 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-38', Christopher J. Merchant, 23 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pia Nielsen-Englyst, 26 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2021-38', Timo Vihma, 13 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Pia Nielsen-Englyst, 26 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2021) by Chris Derksen
AR by Pia Nielsen-Englyst on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jun 2021) by Chris Derksen
Short summary
The Arctic region is responding heavily to climate change, and yet, the air temperature of Arctic ice-covered areas is heavily under-sampled when it comes to in situ measurements. This paper presents a method for estimating daily mean 2 m air temperatures (T2m) in the Arctic from satellite observations of skin temperature, providing spatially detailed observations of the Arctic. The satellite-derived T2m product covers clear-sky snow and ice surfaces in the Arctic for the period 2000–2009.