New method to estimate sea ice thickness

The height difference between the sea ice surface and sea level, known as the freeboard, can be converted to an estimate for the ice thickness. Researcher Jack Landy found that up to 20% improvement in sea ice freeboard indicates that his new method could upgrade current and historic altimetry-derived Arctic sea ice thickness records.

New paper from the NORSE2019 campaign

Just before Christmas, a new paper is accepted. Knut-Frode Dagestad (MET Norway, left), Oscar Garcia (WaterMapping, LLC, middle), Lars R. Hole (MET Norway, in the back) and Camilla Brekke (UiT, right) collected valuable data during the NORSE2019 campaign and the paper in JGR Oceans and can now be accessed here. The paper is characterizing free…