Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Research article
09 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2023

Atmospheric highs drive asymmetric sea ice drift during lead opening from Point Barrow

MacKenzie E. Jewell, Jennifer K. Hutchings, and Cathleen A. Geiger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2023-9', Sascha Willmes, 27 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', MacKenzie Jewell, 09 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2023-9', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', MacKenzie Jewell, 09 May 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) (26 May 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by MacKenzie Jewell on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jun 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Sascha Willmes (23 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (03 Jul 2023) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by MacKenzie Jewell on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2023)
Short summary
Sea ice repeatedly fractures near a prominent Alaskan headland as winds move ice along the coast, challenging predictions of sea ice drift. We find winds from high-pressure systems drive these fracturing events, and the Alaskan coastal boundary modifies the resultant ice drift. This observational study shows how wind patterns influence sea ice motion near coasts in winter. Identified relations between winds, ice drift, and fracturing provide effective test cases for dynamic sea ice models.