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Volume 11, issue 4 | Copyright
The Cryosphere, 11, 1607-1623, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1607-2017
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Research article 06 Jul 2017

Research article | 06 Jul 2017

A weekly Arctic sea-ice thickness data record from merged CryoSat-2 and SMOS satellite data

Robert Ricker et al.
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We developed the first merging of CryoSat-2 and SMOS sea-ice thickness retrievals. ESA’s Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can detect thin sea ice, whereas its companion CryoSat-2, designed to observe thicker perennial sea ice, lacks sensitivity. Using these satellite missions together completes the picture of the changing Arctic sea ice and provides a more accurate and comprehensive view on the actual state of Arctic sea-ice thickness.
We developed the first merging of CryoSat-2 and SMOS sea-ice thickness retrievals. ESA’s Earth...
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