Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 16, 4087–4106, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 4087–4106, 2022
Research article
10 Oct 2022
Research article | 10 Oct 2022

An indicator of sea ice variability for the Antarctic marginal ice zone

Marcello Vichi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-307', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marcello Vichi, 30 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-307', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marcello Vichi, 30 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) (15 Apr 2022) by Ludovic Brucker
AR by Marcello Vichi on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jul 2022) by Ludovic Brucker
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2022) by Ludovic Brucker
Short summary
The marginal ice zone (MIZ) in the Antarctic is the largest in the world ocean. Antarctic sea ice has large year-to-year changes, and the MIZ represents its most variable component. Processes typical of the MIZ have also been observed in fully ice-covered ocean and are not captured by existing diagnostics. A new statistical method has been shown to address previous limitations in assessing the seasonal cycle of MIZ extent and to provide a probability map of sea ice state in the Southern Ocean.