Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 15, 345–367, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-345-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 345–367, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-345-2021

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 et al.

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 http://imb-crrel-dartmouth.org/

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 https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.875638

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 https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4577-2018

Reconstruction of snow on Arctic sea ice E. Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, M. Webster, S. L. Farrell, and C. M. Bitz https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013364

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 https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3551-2018

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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.