Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
27 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 27 Feb 2023

Seasonal and interannual variability of the landfast ice mass balance between 2009 and 2018 in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica

Na Li, Ruibo Lei, Petra Heil, Bin Cheng, Minghu Ding, Zhongxiang Tian, and Bingrui Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-198', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-198', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Jan 2023) by Homa Kheyrollah Pour
AR by Ruibo Lei on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2023)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2023) by Homa Kheyrollah Pour
Short summary
The observed annual maximum landfast ice (LFI) thickness off Zhongshan (Davis) was 1.59±0.17 m (1.64±0.08 m). Larger interannual and local spatial variabilities for the seasonality of LFI were identified at Zhongshan, with the dominant influencing factors of air temperature anomaly, snow atop, local topography and wind regime, and oceanic heat flux. The variability of LFI properties across the study domain prevailed at interannual timescales, over any trend during the recent decades.