Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2987–2999, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2987–2999, 2020

Data description paper 20 Nov 2020

Data description paper | 20 Nov 2020

High-resolution mapping of circum-Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution, 2000–2018

Alexander D. Fraser et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alexander Fraser on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Sep 2020) by Ge Peng
Short summary
Landfast ice, or fast ice, is a form of sea ice which is mechanically fastened to stationary parts of the coast. Long-term and accurate knowledge of its extent around Antarctica is critical for understanding a number of important Antarctic coastal processes, yet no accurate, large-scale, long-term dataset of its extent has been available. We address this data gap with this new dataset compiled from satellite imagery, containing high-resolution maps of Antarctic fast ice from 2000 to 2018.