Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
17 May 2023
Research article |  | 17 May 2023

Spatial characteristics of frazil streaks in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya from high-resolution visible satellite imagery

Katarzyna Bradtke and Agnieszka Herman


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1435', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1435', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Feb 2023

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) (28 Feb 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Katarzyna Bradtke on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Mar 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Katarzyna Bradtke on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The frazil streaks are one of the visible signs of complex interactions between the mixed-layer dynamics and the forming sea ice. Using high-resolution visible satellite imagery we characterize their spatial properties, relationship with the meteorological forcing, and role in modifying wind-wave growth in the Terra Nova Bay Polynya. We provide a simple statistical tool for estimating the extent and ice coverage of the region of high ice production under given wind speed and air temperature.