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.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Reviewer Comment on essd-2021-286', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xiaoyi Shen, 06 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-286', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xiaoyi Shen, 06 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiaoyi Shen on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Dec 2021) by Tao Che
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (05 Jan 2022) by Tao Che
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Short summary
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.