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TC | Volume 12, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 12, 3373–3382, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3373-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 12, 3373–3382, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3373-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Arctic climate: changes in sea ice extent outweigh changes in snow cover

Aaron Letterly et al.
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AR by Aaron Letterly on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Sep 2018) by Chris Derksen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2018)
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Oct 2018) by Chris Derksen
AR by Aaron Letterly on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Significant reductions in Arctic sea ice and snow cover on Arctic land have led to increases in absorbed solar energy by the surface. Does one play a more important role in Arctic climate change? Using 34 years of satellite data we found that solar energy absorption increased by 10 % over the ocean, which was 3 times greater than over land. Therefore, the decreasing sea ice cover, not changes in terrestrial snow cover, has been the dominant feedback mechanism over the last few decades.
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