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Reconstructed Dataset of Arctic Summer Sea Ice Area (850-2005)

REN Shuai1GUO Hui*2
1 Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 State Key Laboratory of Hydro-science and Engineering,Department of Hydraulic Engineering,Tsinghua University,Beijing 100084,China


Published:May 2022

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Key Words:

Arctic,summer,sea ice area,sea ice albedo-atmospheric circulation model


Arctic sea ice is an important component of the earth system. Changes in Arctic sea ice are critical to the climate of polar region and, by extension, mid-latitudes. Based on the characteristics of high albedo of Arctic sea ice, the authors constructed a statistical model of sea ice albedo-atmospheric circulation to obtain a reconstructed dataset of Arctic summer sea ice area (850-2005). The dataset includes: (1) annual summer sea ice area in the Arctic during 850-2005; (2) validation data, including observed and reconstructed sea ice albedo data for 1982-2005; observed and reconstructed sea ice albedo spatial distribution data for 2005; observed and reconstructed sea ice area data for 1982-2005; and reconstructed sea ice spatial distribution data for 1259 and 2003. The dataset is archived in .xlsx, .txt and .nc data formats, and consists of 8 data files with data size of 1.01 MB (Compressed to one single file with 684 KB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2017YFA0603303);

Data Citation:

REN Shuai, GUO Hui*. Reconstructed Dataset of Arctic Summer Sea Ice Area (850-2005)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 ArcticSeaIceArea850-2005.rar 684.85KB