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Willmes, Sascha; Haas, Christian; Nicolaus, Marcel; Bareiss, Jörg (2009): Onset of south summer snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice between 1988 and 2007. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701389, Supplement to: Willmes, S et al. (2009): Satellite microwave observations of the interannual variability of snowmelt on sea ice in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 114, C03006, https://doi.org/10.1029/2008JC004919

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Abstract:
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.
Related to:
Bareiss, Jörg; Willmes, Sascha; Haas, Christian (2007): New data set of onset of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 88(22), 237, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007EO220002
Coverage:
Median Latitude: -65.759571 * Median Longitude: -136.806212 * South-bound Latitude: -78.634900 * West-bound Longitude: 0.276790 * North-bound Latitude: -44.458200 * East-bound Longitude: -0.290800
Date/Time Start: 1988-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2008-03-26T00:00:00
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  1. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice 1988-2007. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701343
  2. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1988/1989. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701357
  3. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1989/1990. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701362
  4. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1990/1991. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701363
  5. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1991/1992. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701364
  6. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1992/1993. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701365
  7. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1993/1994. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701366
  8. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1994/1995. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701367
  9. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1995/1996. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701368
  10. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1996/1997. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701369
  11. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1997/1998. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701370
  12. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1998/1999. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701371
  13. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 1999/2000. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701372
  14. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2000/2001. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701373
  15. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2001/2002. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701374
  16. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2002/2003. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701375
  17. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2003/2004. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701376
  18. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2004/2005. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701377
  19. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2005/2006. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701378
  20. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2006/2007. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701379
  21. Willmes, S; Haas, C; Nicolaus, M et al. (2009): Onset dates of annual snowmelt on Antarctic sea ice in 2007/2008. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.701380