Release of version 2 of C3S Sea Ice Thickness dataset

We are happy to announce the release of version 2.0 of the following satellite-based dataset in the Climate Data Store:

Sea ice thickness monthly gridded data for the Arctic from 2002 to present derived from satellite observations

This new version supersedes the current version 1.0, which provides monthly data through April 2021 and will no longer be updated.

The new version includes the following improvements or changes:

  • Extension of the CDR period from March 2015 to April 2020.
  • Newly reprocessed input data from Envisat and CryoSat-2.
  • Improved snow climatology.
  • Improved computation of the gridded sea-ice thickness uncertainty
  • Minor changes to variable attributes and flag values.

Additional information about the dataset and the changes implemented in version 2.0 can be found in the dataset documentation.