Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
06 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2023

Relevance of warm air intrusions for Arctic satellite sea ice concentration time series

Philip Rostosky and Gunnar Spreen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2023-69', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Philip Rostosky, 06 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2023-69', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Philip Rostosky, 06 Jul 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) (06 Jul 2023) by Vishnu Nandan
AR by Philip Rostosky on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2023) by Vishnu Nandan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish as is (24 Jul 2023) by Vishnu Nandan
AR by Philip Rostosky on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2023)
Short summary
During winter, storms entering the Arctic region can bring warm air into the cold environment. Strong increases in air temperature modify the characteristics of the Arctic snow and ice cover. The Arctic sea ice cover can be monitored by satellites observing the natural emission of the Earth's surface. In this study, we show that during warm air intrusions the change in the snow characteristics influences the satellite-derived sea ice cover, leading to a false reduction of the estimated ice area.