Publications list for the CCI Sea Ice project.

Kolbe, W. M., Tonboe, R. T., and Stroeve, J.: Mapping of sea ice concentration using the NASA NIMBUS 5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer data from 1972–1977, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 16, 1247–1264,, 2024.

Tonboe, R. T., Nandan, V., Mäkynen, M., Pedersen, L. T., Kern, S., Lavergne, T., Øelund, J., Dybkjær, G., Saldo, R., and Huntemann, M.: Simulated Geophysical Noise in Sea Ice Concentration Estimates of Open Water and Snow-Covered Sea Ice, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 15, 1309–1326,, 2022.

Kern, S., Lavergne, T., Pedersen, L. T., Tonboe, R. T., Bell, L., Meyer, M., and Zeigermann, L.: Satellite passive microwave sea-ice concentration data set intercomparison using Landsat data, The Cryosphere, 16, 349–378,, 2022.

Kern, S.: Spatial Correlation Length Scales of Sea-Ice Concentration Errors for High-Concentration Pack Ice, Remote Sensing, 13(21), 4421, doi:10.3390/rs13214421, 2021.

Tonboe, R. T., Nandan, V., Yackel, J., Kern, S., Pedersen, L. T., and Stroeve, J.: Simulated Ka- and Ku-band radar altimeter height and freeboard estimation on snow-covered Arctic sea ice, The Cryosphere, 15, 1811–1822,, 2021.

Khvorostovsky, K., Hendricks, S. and Rinne, E.: Surface Properties Linked to Retrieval Uncertainty of Satellite Sea-Ice Thickness with Upward-Looking Sonar Measurements, Remote Sensing, 12(18), 3094,, 2020.

Kern, S., Lavergne, T., Notz, D., Pedersen, L. T., and Tonboe, R.: Satellite passive microwave sea-ice concentration data set inter-comparison for Arctic summer conditions, The Cryosphere, 14, 2469–2493,, 2020.

Burgard, C., Notz, D., Pedersen, L. T., and Tonboe, R. T.: The Arctic Ocean Observation Operator for 6.9 GHz (ARC3O) – Part 1: How to obtain sea ice brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz from climate model output, The Cryosphere, 14, 2369–2386,, 2020.

Burgard, C., Notz, D., Pedersen, L. T., and Tonboe, R. T.: The Arctic Ocean Observation Operator for 6.9 GHz (ARC3O) – Part 2: Development and evaluation, The Cryosphere, 14, 2387–2407,, 2020.

Kern, S., Lavergne, T., Notz, D., Pedersen, L. T., Tonboe, R. T., Saldo, R., and Sørensen, A. M.: Satellite passive microwave sea ice concentration data set intercomparison: closed ice and ship-based observations, The Cryosphere, 13, 3261–3307,, 2019.

Sallila, H., Farrell, S. L., McCurry, J., and Rinne, E.: Assessment of contemporary satellite sea ice thickness products for Arctic sea ice, The Cryosphere, 13, 1187-1213,, 2019.

Lavergne, T., Sørensen, A. M., Kern, S., Tonboe, R., Notz, D., Aaboe, S., Bell, L., Dybkjær, G., Eastwood, S., Gabarro, C., Heygster, G., Killie, M. A., Brandt Kreiner, M., Lavelle, J., Saldo, R., Sandven, S., and Pedersen, L. T.: Version 2 of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF and ESA CCI sea ice concentration climate data records, The Cryosphere, 13, 49-78,, 2019.

Korosov, A. A., Rampal, P., Pedersen, L. T., Saldo, R., Ye, Y., Heygster, G., Lavergne, T., Aaboe, S., and Girard-Ardhuin, F.: A new tracking algorithm for sea ice age distribution estimation, The Cryosphere, 12, 2073-2085,, 2018.

Paul, S., Hendricks, S., Ricker, R., Kern, S., and Rinne, E.: Empirical parametrization of Envisat freeboard retrieval of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice based on CryoSat-2: progress in the ESA Climate Change Initiative, The Cryosphere, 12, 2437-2460,, 2018.

Lu, J., Heygster, G., and Spreen, G.: Atmospheric Correction of Sea Ice Concentration Retrieval for 89 GHz AMSR-E Observations, IEEE J-STARS., 11, 1442–1457,, 2018.

Kern, S., and B. Ozsoy-Cicek: Satellite remote sensing of snow depth on Antarctic sea ice: An inter-comparison of two empirical approaches, Rem. Sens., 8(6), 450, doi:10.3390/rs8060450, 2016.

Schwegmann, S., Rinne, E., Ricker, R., Hendricks, S., and Helm, V.: About the consistency between Envisat and CryoSat-2 radar freeboard retrieval over Antarctic sea ice, The Cryosphere, 10, 1415-1425,, 2016.

Kern, S., B. Ozsoy-Cicek, and A. P. Worby: Antarctic sea ice thickness retrieval from ICESat: Inter-comparison of different approaches, Rem. Sens., 8(7), 538,, 2016.

Kern, S., A. Rösel, L. T. Pedersen, N. Ivanova, R. Saldo, and R. T. Tonboe, The impact of melt ponds on summertime microwave brightness temperatures and sea ice concentrations, The Cryosphere, 10(5), 2217-2239,, 2016.

Ivanova, N., L. T. Pedersen, R. T. Tonboe, S. Kern, G. Heygster, T. Lavergne, A. Sorensen, R. Saldo, G. Dybjkaer, L. Brucker, and M. Shokr: Inter-comparison and evaluation of sea ice algorithms: towards further identification of challenges and optimal approach using passive microwave observations, The Cryosphere, 9, 1797-1817,, 2015.

Kern, S., and G. Spreen: Uncertainties in Antarctic sea ice thickness retrieval from ICESat, Ann Glaciol., 56(69), 107-119,, 2015.

Kern, S., K. Khvorostovsky, H. Skourup, E. Rinne, Z. S. Parsakhoo, V. Djepa, P. Wadhams, and S. Sandven: The impact of snow depth, snow density, and ice density on sea ice thickness retrieval from satellite radar altimetry: Results from the ESA-CCI Sea Ice ECV Project Round Robin Exercise, The Cryosphere, 9(1), 37-52,, 2015.

Mäkynen, M., S. Kern, A. Rösel, and L. T. Pedersen: On the Estimation of Melt Pond Fraction on the Arctic Sea Ice with ENVISAT WSM Images, Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 52(11), 7366-7379,, 2014.

Other related publications by our team

Quartly, G.D.; Rinne, E.; Passaro, M.; Andersen, O.B.; Dinardo, S.; Fleury, S.; Guillot, A.; Hendricks, S.; Kurekin, A.A.; Müller, F.L.; Ricker, R.; Skourup, H.; Tsamados, M. Retrieving Sea Level and Freeboard in the Arctic: A Review of Current Radar Altimetry Methodologies and Future Perspectives. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 881.

Gerland, S., D. Barber, W. N. Meier, C. J. Mundy, M. Holland, S. Kern, Z. Li, C. Michel, D. Perovich, and T. Tamura: Essential gaps and uncertainties in the understanding of the roles and functions of Arctic sea ice, Environmental Research Letters, 14(4),, 2019.

Krumpen, T., Belter, J., Boetius, A., Damm, E., Haas, C., Hendricks, S., Nicolaus, M., Noethig, E. M., Paul, S., Peeken, I., Ricker, R. and Stein, R. (2019): Arctic warming interrupts the Transpolar Drift and affects long-range transport of sea ice and ice-rafted matter, Scientific Reports, (9).

Jena, B., A. Kumar, M. Ravichandran, and S. Kern: Mechanisms of sea ice expansion in the Indian Ocean sector of Antarctica: Insights from satellite observation and model reanalysis, PLoS ONE 13(10): e0203222,, 2018.

Li, H., H. Xie, S. Kern, W. Wan, B. Ozsoy, S. Ackley, and Y. Hong: Spatio-temporal variability of Antarctic sea ice thickness and volume obtained from ICESat data using an innovative algorithm, Remote Sensing of Environment, 219, 44-61,, 2018.