Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4165-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4165-2021
Research article
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31 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 31 Aug 2021

Recent observations of superimposed ice and snow ice on sea ice in the northwestern Weddell Sea

Stefanie Arndt, Christian Haas, Hanno Meyer, Ilka Peeken, and Thomas Krumpen

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We present here snow and ice core data from the northwestern Weddell Sea in late austral summer 2019, which allow insights into possible reasons for the recent low summer sea ice extent in the Weddell Sea. We suggest that the fraction of superimposed ice and snow ice can be used here as a sensitive indicator. However, snow and ice properties were not exceptional, suggesting that the summer surface energy balance and related seasonal transition of snow properties have changed little in the past.