Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 619–636, 2022

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 619–636, 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.


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
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.