Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
04 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2021

Properties of surface water masses in the Laptev and the East Siberian seas in summer 2018 from in situ and satellite data

Anastasiia Tarasenko, Alexandre Supply, Nikita Kusse-Tiuz, Vladimir Ivanov, Mikhail Makhotin, Jean Tournadre, Bertrand Chapron, Jacqueline Boutin, Nicolas Kolodziejczyk, and Gilles Reverdin

Data sets

Conductivity, Temperature, Pressure (CTD) measurements from cast data taken in the Eurasian and Makarov basins Igor Polyakov and Robert Rember

Geochemical observations of seawater in the eastern Eurasian Basin M. Alkire and R. Rember

Arctic Great Rivers Observatory A. I. Shiklomanov, R. M. Holmes, J. W. McClelland, S. E. Tank, and R. G. M. Spencer

Remote Sensing Systems ASCAT C-2015 Daily Ocean Vector Winds on 0.25 deg grid L. Ricciardulli and F. J. Wentz

Short summary
Data from the ARKTIKA-2018 expedition and new satellite data help us to follow rapid changes in the upper layer of the Laptev and East Siberian seas (LS, ESS) in summer 2018. With satellite-derived surface temperature, an improved SMOS salinity, and wind, we study how the fresh river water is mixed with cold sea water and ice-melted water at small time and spatial scales. The wind pushes fresh water northward and northeastward, close to and under the ice, forcing it into the deep Arctic Ocean.