Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
27 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2021

Inter-comparison of snow depth over Arctic sea ice from reanalysis reconstructions and satellite retrieval

Lu Zhou, Julienne Stroeve, Shiming Xu, Alek Petty, Rachel Tilling, Mai Winstrup, Philip Rostosky, Isobel R. Lawrence, Glen E. Liston, Andy Ridout, Michel Tsamados, and Vishnu Nandan

Data sets

Observing and understanding climate change: Monitoring the mass balance, motion, and thickness of Arctic sea ice D. Perovich, J. Richter-Menge, and C. Polashenski

Snow height and air temperature on sea ice from snow buoy measurements M. Nicolaus, M. Hoppmann, S. Arndt, S. Hendricks, C. Kaltein, G. König-Langlo, A. Nicolaus, L. Rossmann, M. Schiller, S. Schwegmann, D. Langevin, and A. Bartsch

The NASA Eulerian Snow on Sea Ice Model (NESOSIM) v1.0: initial model development and analysis A. A. Petty, M. Webster, L. Boisvert, and T. Markus

Reconstruction of snow on Arctic sea ice E. Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, M. Webster, S. L. Farrell, and C. M. Bitz

Estimating snow depth over Arctic sea ice from calibrated dual-frequency radar freeboards I. R. Lawrence, M. C. Tsamados, J. C. Stroeve, T. W. K. Armitage, and A. L. Ridout

Short summary
Snow on sea ice plays an important role in the Arctic climate system. Large spatial and temporal discrepancies among the eight snow depth products are analyzed together with their seasonal variability and long-term trends. These snow products are further compared against various ground-truth observations. More analyses on representation error of sea ice parameters are needed for systematic comparison and fusion of airborne, in situ and remote sensing observations.