Welcome to the documentation about the Arctic Ocean Observation Operator!¶
The Arctic Ocean Observation Operator (ARC3O) computes brightness temperatures at 6.9 GHz, vertical polarization, based on climate model output. More information about the motivation, structure and evaluation can be found in Burgard et al., 2020a and Burgard et al., 2020b.
Currently, it is customized for output of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model but can be used for other models if the variable names are changed accordingly in the ARC3O functions.
- How to run
- Workflow overview
- General workflow
- Step 1: Prepare masks for season and ice types
- Step 2: Prepare sea-ice profiles for cold conditions
- Step 3: Compute sea-ice surface brightness temperature for cold conditions
- Step 4: Compute sea-ice surface brightness temperature for all conditions
- Step 5: Add sea-ice concentration and atmospheric effect
How to cite ARC3O¶
The detailed description and evaluation of ARC3O is found in Burgard et al., 2020b and should therefore, when used, be cited as follows:
Burgard, C., Notz, D., Pedersen, L. T., and Tonboe, R. T. (2020): “The Arctic Ocean Observation Operator for 6.9 GHz (ARC3O) – Part 2: Development and evaluation”, The Cryosphere, 14, 2387–2407, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2387-2020.