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TC | Volume 12, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 12, 2159–2165, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2159-2018
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The Cryosphere, 12, 2159–2165, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2159-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Research article 27 Jun 2018

Research article | 27 Jun 2018

Sunlight, clouds, sea ice, albedo, and the radiative budget: the umbrella versus the blanket

Donald K. Perovich
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The balance of longwave and shortwave radiation plays a central role in the summer melt of Arctic sea ice. It is governed by clouds and surface albedo. The basic question is what causes more melting, sunny skies or cloudy skies. It depends on the albedo of the ice surface. For snow-covered or bare ice, sunny skies always result in less radiative heat input. In contrast, the open ocean always has, and melt ponds usually have, more radiative input under sunny skies than cloudy skies.
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