Onset of south summer snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice between 1988 and 2007, supplement to: Willmes, Sascha; Haas, Christian; Nicolaus, Marcel; Bareiss, Jörg (2009): Satellite microwave observations of the interannual variability of snowmelt on sea ice in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 114, C03006

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The annual onset of snowmelt on sea ice is essential for climate monitoring since it triggers a decrease in surface albedo that feeds back into a stronger absorption of shortwave radiation - a process known as the snowmelt-albedo feedback - and thus strongly modifies the surface energy balance during summer. Algorithms designed for the detection of snowmelt on Arctic sea ice and based on longterm passive-microwave data revealed the melt season in the Arctic from 1979 to 1998 to be significantly elongated and the onset of melt to be shifted toward earlier dates.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.701389
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.701389
Provenance
Creator Willmes, Sascha;Bareiss, Jörg;Nicolaus, Marcel;Haas, Christian
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2009
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
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Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (79S-44S,0 E-0 W)
Temporal Point 1988-10-01T11:59:59Z