Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2987–2999, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2987-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2987–2999, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2987-2020
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.

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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.