The sea ice concentration product derived from the Microwave Radiation Image sensors on board the FengYun-3 satellites can reasonably and independently identify the seasonal and long-term changes of sea ice, as well as extreme cases of annual maximum and minimum sea ice extent in polar regions. It is comparable with other sea ice concentration products and applied to the studies of climate and marine environment.
Fanyi Zhang, Ruibo Lei, Xiaoping Pang, Mengxi Zhai, and Na Li
The Cryosphere Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-246,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2022-246, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for TC
Atmospheric circulation anomalies lead to high Arctic sea ice outflow in winter 2020, causing heavy ice conditions in Barents-Greenland Seas, subsequently leading to ocean warming and inhibited phytoplankton blooms. This suggests that the winter–spring Arctic sea ice outflow can be considered as a predictor of changes in sea ice and other marine environmental environments in the Barents-Greenland Seas, which could help to improve the understanding of the physical connections between them.
Meng Qu, Xiaoping Pang, Xi Zhao, Jinlun Zhang, Qing Ji, and Pei Fan
The Cryosphere, 13, 1565–1582, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1565-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1565-2019, 2019
Can we ignore the contribution of small ice leads when estimating turbulent heat flux? Combining bulk formulae and a fetch-limited model with surface temperature from MODIS and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) images, we found small leads account for 25 % of the turbulent heat flux, due to its large total area. Estimated turbulent heat flux is larger from TIRS than that from MODIS with a coarser resolution and larger using a fetch-limited model than that using bulk formulae.