Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2024

Modeled variations in the inherent optical properties of summer Arctic ice and their effects on the radiation budget: a case based on ice cores from 2008 to 2016

Miao Yu, Peng Lu, Matti Leppäranta, Bin Cheng, Ruibo Lei, Bingrui Li, Qingkai Wang, and Zhijun Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-552', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Miao Yu, 06 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-552', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Miao Yu, 06 Apr 2023
  • EC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-552', Marie Dumont, 04 May 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Miao Yu, 11 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Jun 2023) by Marie Dumont
AR by Miao Yu on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2023) by Marie Dumont
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Sep 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (06 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Oct 2023) by Marie Dumont
AR by Miao Yu on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2023) by Marie Dumont
AR by Miao Yu on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Variations in Arctic sea ice are related not only to its macroscale properties but also to its microstructure. Arctic ice cores in the summers of 2008 to 2016 were used to analyze variations in the ice inherent optical properties related to changes in the ice microstructure. The results reveal changing ice microstructure greatly increased the amount of solar radiation transmitted to the upper ocean even when a constant ice thickness was assumed, especially in marginal ice zones.