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Ocean Sci., 13, 123-144, 2017
http://www.ocean-sci.net/13/123/2017/
doi:10.5194/os-13-123-2017
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Research article
13 Feb 2017
Quality assessment of the TOPAZ4 reanalysis in the Arctic over the period 1991–2013
Jiping Xie et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jul 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AC2: 'Initial response to the comments of Reviewer#2', Jiping Xie, 04 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Dr. Jiping Xie on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Jan 2017) by Eric J.M. Delhez
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Short summary
The Arctic Ocean plays an important role in the global climate system, but the concerned interpretation about its changes is severely hampered by the sparseness of the observations of sea ice and ocean. The focus of this study is to provide a quantitative assessment of the performance of the TOPAZ4 reanalysis for ocean and sea ice variables in the pan-Arctic region (north of 63 °N) in order to guide the user through its skills and limitations.
The Arctic Ocean plays an important role in the global climate system, but the concerned...
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