Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Research article
27 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 27 Aug 2015

Exploring the utility of quantitative network design in evaluating Arctic sea ice thickness sampling strategies

T. Kaminski, F. Kauker, H. Eicken, and M. Karcher


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AR by Thomas Kaminski on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jul 2015) by Christian Haas
RR by Christian Haas (02 Jul 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jul 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Jul 2015) by Christian Haas
AR by Thomas Kaminski on behalf of the Authors (24 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2015) by Christian Haas
Short summary
We present a quantitative network design study of the Arctic sea ice-ocean system. For a demonstration, we evaluate two idealised hypothetical flight transects derived from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne ice surveys in terms of their potential to improve 10-day to 5-month sea ice forecasts. Our analysis quantifies the benefits of sampling upstream of the target area and of reducing the sampling uncertainty. It further quantifies the complementarity of combining two flight transects.