Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 15, 3897–3920, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3897-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3897–3920, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3897-2021

Research article 20 Aug 2021

Research article | 20 Aug 2021

MOSAiC drift expedition from October 2019 to July 2020: sea ice conditions from space and comparison with previous years

Thomas Krumpen et al.

Data sets

AMSR2 ASI sea-ice concentration data, Arctic, version 5.4, July 2012 – December 2018 C. Melsheimer and G. Spreen https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898399

AMSR-E ASI sea-ice concentration data, Arctic, version 5.4, June 2002 – September 2011 C. Melsheimer and G. Spreen https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899090

Video supplement

Time series of divergence, convergence, and shear fields along the drift track of the MOSAiC floe Luisa von Albedyll https://doi.org/10.5446/51302

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Short summary
We use satellite data records collected along the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) drift to categorize ice conditions that shaped and characterized the floe and surroundings during the expedition. A comparison with previous years is made whenever possible. The aim of this analysis is to provide a basis and reference for subsequent research in the six main research areas of atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and ecology.