Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 16, 2325–2353, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 2325–2353, 2022
Research article
16 Jun 2022
Research article | 16 Jun 2022

Altimetric observation of wave attenuation through the Antarctic marginal ice zone using ICESat-2

Jill Brouwer 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-2021-367', Fabien Montiel, 24 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply to RC1', Alexander Fraser, 08 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-367', Harry Heorton, 01 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply to RC2', Alexander Fraser, 08 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Mar 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Alexander Fraser on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Apr 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Harry Heorton (27 Apr 2022)
RR by Fabien Montiel (10 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (12 May 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
Short summary
The marginal ice zone is the region where ocean waves interact with sea ice. Although this important region influences many sea ice, ocean and biological processes, it has been difficult to accurately measure on a large scale from satellite instruments. We present new techniques for measuring wave attenuation using the NASA ICESat-2 laser altimeter. By measuring how waves attenuate within the sea ice, we show that the marginal ice zone may be far wider than previously realised.