Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2021

Evaluation of sea-ice thickness from four reanalyses in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

Qian Shi, Qinghua Yang, Longjiang Mu, Jinfei Wang, François Massonnet, and Matthew R. Mazloff


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 Sep 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Qinghua Yang on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Oct 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Daniel Price (02 Nov 2020)
RR by Keguang Wang (15 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Nov 2020) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Qinghua Yang on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The ice thickness from four state-of-the-art reanalyses (GECCO2, SOSE, NEMO-EnKF and GIOMAS) are evaluated against that from remote sensing and in situ observations in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Most of the reanalyses can reproduce ice thickness in the central and eastern Weddell Sea but failed to capture the thick and deformed ice in the western Weddell Sea. These results demonstrate the possibilities and limitations of using current sea-ice reanalysis in Antarctic climate research.