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On melt ponds:

I quote Rösel’s discussion paper: ‘The retrieved MODIS sea ice concentration shows, that sea ice concentration derived from microwave sensors underestimates the actual sea ice concentration by
I admit that that underestimation could stand for the missing 800 km3 between the PIOMAS model data and straight calculations on extent, area and thickness.
OTOH, I read that they took notice of open water, like in leads, but I still think there is no actual method to represent the shattered mess as it showed on MODIS from the beginning of june last year.
It’s nice, in retrospect, to be able to reconstruct the demise. But it may be irrelevant within two years...

Artful Dodger

Hi Werther,

Two years on, I believe we now have our answer ;)


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