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TC | Volume 13, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 13, 1187–1213, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1187-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 1187–1213, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1187-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Apr 2019

Research article | 12 Apr 2019

Assessment of contemporary satellite sea ice thickness products for Arctic sea ice

Heidi Sallila et al.
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We assess 8 years of sea ice thickness observations derived from measurements of CryoSat-2 (CS2), AVHRR and SMOS satellites, collating key details of primary interest to users. We find a number of differences among data products but find that CS2 measurements are reliable for sea ice thickness, particularly between ~ 0.5 and 4 m. Regional comparisons reveal noticeable differences in ice thickness between products, particularly in the marginal seas in areas of considerable ship traffic.
We assess 8 years of sea ice thickness observations derived from measurements of CryoSat-2...
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