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TC | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 49–78, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-49-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 13, 49–78, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-49-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 09 Jan 2019

Research article | 09 Jan 2019

Version 2 of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF and ESA CCI sea-ice concentration climate data records

Thomas Lavergne et al.
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The loss of polar sea ice is an iconic indicator of Earth’s climate change. Many satellite-based algorithms and resulting data exist but they differ widely in specific sea-ice conditions. This spread hinders a robust estimate of the future evolution of sea-ice cover. In this study, we document three new climate data records of sea-ice concentration generated using satellite data available over the last 40 years. We introduce the novel algorithms, the data records, and their uncertainties.
The loss of polar sea ice is an iconic indicator of Earth’s climate change. Many...
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