Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
27 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 27 Apr 2022

Influences of changing sea ice and snow thicknesses on simulated Arctic winter heat fluxes

Laura L. Landrum and Marika M. Holland


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-245', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Laura Landrum, 13 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-245', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Laura Landrum, 13 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Dec 2021) by Tobias Sauter
AR by Laura Landrum on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (25 Feb 2022) by Tobias Sauter
AR by Laura Landrum on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2022)
Short summary
High-latitude Arctic wintertime sea ice and snow insulate the relatively warmer ocean from the colder atmosphere. As the climate warms, wintertime Arctic conductive heat fluxes increase even when the sea ice concentrations remain high. Simulations from the Community Earth System Model Large Ensemble (CESM1-LE) show how sea ice and snow thicknesses, as well as the distribution of these thicknesses, significantly impact large-scale calculations of wintertime surface heat budgets in the Arctic.