Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 16, 471–487, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-471-2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 471–487, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-471-2022

Research article 09 Feb 2022

Research article | 09 Feb 2022

Weddell Sea polynya analysis using SMOS–SMAP apparent sea ice thickness retrieval

Alexander Mchedlishvili et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-138', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-138', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Aug 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on tc-2021-138', Anonymous Referee #3, 24 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Oct 2021) by Ludovic Brucker
AR by Alexander Mchedlishvili on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Oct 2021) by Ludovic Brucker
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Nov 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Dec 2021) by Ludovic Brucker
AR by Alexander Mchedlishvili on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Jan 2022) by Ludovic Brucker
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Short summary
In this paper we show that the activity leading to the open-ocean polynyas near the Maud Rise seamount that have occurred repeatedly from 1974–1976 as well as 2016–2017 does not simply stop for polynya-free years. Using apparent sea ice thickness retrieval, we have identified anomalies where there is thinning of sea ice on a scale that is comparable to that of the polynya events of 2016–2017. These anomalies took place in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2018.