Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3035–3057, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3035-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3035–3057, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3035-2021

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.

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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.