Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 619–636, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-619-2022

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 619–636, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-619-2022

Data description paper 09 Feb 2022

Data description paper | 09 Feb 2022

Snow depth product over Antarctic sea ice from 2002 to 2020 using multisource passive microwave radiometers

Xiaoyi Shen et al.

Data sets

Snow depth product over Antarctic sea ice from 2002 to 2020 Xiaoyi Shen and Chang-Qing Ke https://doi.org/10.11888/Snow.tpdc.271653

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Snow over Antarctic sea ice controls energy budgets and thus has essential effects on the climate. Here, we estimated snow depth using microwave radiometers and a newly constructed, robust method by incorporating lower frequencies, which have been available from AMSR-E and AMSR-2. Comparing the new retrieval with in situ and shipborne snow depth measurements showed that this method outperformed the previously available method.