Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 15, 4703–4725, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4703–4725, 2021

Research article 07 Oct 2021

Research article | 07 Oct 2021

Lasting impact of winds on Arctic sea ice through the ocean's memory

Qiang Wang et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-50', Céline Heuzé, 10 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qiang Wang, 02 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-50', Leandro Ponsoni, 28 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Qiang Wang, 02 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jul 2021) by Michel Tsamados
AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2021) by Michel Tsamados
Short summary
Using simulations, we found that changes in ocean freshwater content induced by wind perturbations can significantly affect the Arctic sea ice drift, thickness, concentration and deformation rates years after the wind perturbations. The impact is through changes in sea surface height and surface geostrophic currents and the most pronounced in warm seasons. Such a lasting impact might become stronger in a warming climate and implies the importance of ocean initialization in sea ice prediction.