D03: Interactions between atmosphere and sea ice-ocean in the Arctic

The project will contribute to an improved understanding of the complex interactions between the atmosphere and sea ice-ocean in the Arctic climate system. Based on satellite data (SAR and infrared), we will study the spatio-temporal changes of the Arctic-wide lead distribution and linkages to sea-ice dynamics will be explored.  articularly, the relation between local changes in lead distribution and ice thickness on the one hand, and changes in ice drift and deformation on the other hand, will be  analyzed. This will help us to understand the causes of the observed accelerated ice drift speed, which is potentially forced by ice thinning and/or atmospheric circulation  changes. Coupled regional climate modeling will be applied to support the interpretation of the observational analysis. Similar to the work in phase II, where we  developed a spatially varying sea ice–atmosphere drag parameterization based on ICESat-2 satellite data, as a next step, we will aim to quantify the effects of an improved treatment of leads in models on long-term changes in ice thickness distribution and sea-ice dynamics to conclude about their potential relevance for the magnitude of Arctic amplification in models. Additionally, we will study how cyclones interact with the sea ice via dynamical and thermodynamical processes. In phase II  we studied for present-day cases based on reanalysis, coupled models, and satellite data how cyclones impact the sea-ice cover. We will extend these studies to future  climate conditions and compare them to presentday results. We will investigate how this impact depends on regional changes in cyclone intensity, ice concentration and  thickness. In addition, we will study extreme cyclone events under present and future climate conditions. Specifically, we will analyze so-called cyclone clusters, which  represent sequences of cyclones within a short time period, and their link to large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns, and we will identify cluster-sensitive regions in  the Arctic. We will compare their (cumulative) effects on the surface energy budget and sea ice with those by individual cyclones.


Intensified cyclone impacts, enhanced sea-ice dynamics, and thinner ice thickness contribute significantly to Arctic amplification.

Specifically we want to answer the following questions:

  • How are sea-ice dynamics affected by changing lead fraction and thinner sea ice?
  • How do cyclones impact the sea ice in present and future climate?
  • Does a clustering of cyclones amplify these sea-ice impacts?

We evaluate the contribution of cyclones, sea-ice dynamics and thickness changes to Arctic amplification to contribute to SQ1. Based on CMIP6 global coupled climate  simulations we estimate the impact of cyclones on the sea ice/ocean under climate change and thus on the future evolution of Arctic amplification (SQ3).

Achievements phase II

  • New Arctic-wide observational data sets of sea-ice roughness, and ridge spacing.
  • New estimates of sea-ice volume export trends.
  • Improved Arctic process descriptions, like surface drag and albedo, relevant for the thermodynamic and dynamic coupling of atmosphere and sea ice were  transferred to models.
  • New insights into cyclone impacts on sea ice / ocean in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean, driven by dynamic and thermodynamic mechanisms, were provided.

Achievements phase I

D03 achieved new data sets of sea-ice concentration (Lu et al., 2018), thickness, and snow depth on sea ice (Rostosky et al., 2018). Furthermore, the new coupled regional atmosphere-ice-ocean model HIRHAM-NAOSIM was upgraded with new model components, which include physical and numerical improvements and higher resolution, and a revised coupling (Dorn et al., 2018). Improved Arctic process descriptions (sea-ice drag and albedo) were implemented. An assessment of cyclone characteristics and the relation between atmospheric circulation anomalies (including intense storms) and sea ice was realised (Graham et al., 2019a; Semenov et al., 2019). Simulations with HIRHAM-NAOSIM have revealed a clear statistical relationship between summer sea-ice melt rate and atmospheric circulation (Rinke et al., 2019).

Role within (AC)³

Collabortion Matrix Phase III_D03


Dr. Gunnar Spreen

Principal Investigator

University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen


++49 (0) 421 218 62190



Dr. Annette Rinke

Principal Investigator

Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam


++49 (0) 331 58174 5202



Dr. Wolfgang Dorn

Senior Scientist

Alfred-Wegener-Insitute Helmhotz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam


++49 (0) 331 58174 5216



Prof. Dr. Klaus Dethloff

Corresponding Member

Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam


++49 (0) 331 288 2104



Lars Aue


Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam


++49 (0) 331 58174 5218



Alexander Mchedlishvili


University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen


++49 (0) 421 218 62172



Former Members

Dr. Philip Rostosky

PhD (in phase I)

University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen



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Shi, Q., Su, J., Spreen, G., & Yang, Q., 2022. An improved sea-ice velocity retrieval algorithm based on 89 GHz brightness temperature satellite data in the Fram Strait. Earth Space Sci., 9, e2021EA002170. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EA002170

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Ludwig, V., G. Spreen, & L. T. Pedersen, 2020: Evaluation of a New Merged Sea-Ice Concentration Dataset at 1 km Resolution from Thermal Infrared and Passive Microwave Satellite Data in the Arctic. Remote Sens. , 12(19), 3183. doi:10.3390/rs12193183

Sedlar, J., Tjernström, M., Rinke, A., Orr, A., Cassano, J., Fettweis, X., et al., 2020. Confronting Arctic troposphere, clouds, and surface energy budget representations in regional climate models with observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 125. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031783

Rostosky, P., Spreen, G., Gerland, S., Huntemann, M., & Mech, M., 2020. Modeling the microwave emission of snow on Arctic sea ice for estimating the uncertainty of satellite retrievals. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015465. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015465

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Dorn, W., A. Rinke, C. Köberle, K. Dethloff, and R. Gerdes, 2019: Evaluation of the sea-ice simulation in the upgraded version of the coupled regional atmosphere-ocean-sea ice model HIRHAM–NAOSIM 2.0, Atmosphere, 10, 431, doi:10.3390/atmos10080431

Vihma, T., R. Graversen, L. Chen, D. Handorf, N. Skific, J.A. Francis, N. Tyrrell, R. Hall, E. Hanna, P. Uotila, K. Dethloff, A.Y. Karpechko, H. Björnsson, J.E. Overland, 2019: Effects of the tropospheric large‐scale circulation on European winter temperatures during the period of amplified Arctic warming, accepted for publication in International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.6225

Jäkel, E.J. StapfM. WendischM. Nicolaus, W. Dorn, and A. Rinke, 2019: Validation of the sea ice surface albedo scheme of the regional climate model HIRHAM–NAOSIM using aircraft measurements during the ACLOUD/PASCAL campaigns, The Cryosphere13, 1695-1708, doi:10.5194/tc-13-1695-2019

Graham, R., P. Itkin , A. Meyer, A. Sundfjord, G. Spreen, L. H. Smedsrud, G. E. Liston, B. Cheng, L. Cohen, D. Divine, I. Fer, A. Fransson, S. Gerland, J. Haapala, S. R. Hudson, A. M. Johansson, J. King, I. Merkouriadi, A. K. Peterson, C. Provost, A. Randelhoff, A. Rinke, A. Rösel, N. Sennéchael, V. P. Walden, P. Duarte, P. Assmy, H. Steen, and M. A. Granskog, 2019: Winter storms accelerate the demise of sea ice in the Atlantic Sector of the Arctic Ocean, Scientific Reports 9, 9222, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45574-5

Rinke, A., E. Knudsen, D. Mewes, W. Dorn, D. Handorf, K. Dethloff, J.C. Moore, 2019: Arctic summer sea-ice melt and related atmospheric conditions in coupled regional climate model simulations, J. Geophys. Res., 124doi:10.1029/2018JD030207

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Dorn, W., A. Rinke, C. Köberle, K. Dethloff, and R. Gerdes, 2019: Evaluation of the sea-ice simulation in the upgraded version of the coupled regional atmosphere-ocean-sea ice model HIRHAM–NAOSIM 2.0, Atmosphere, 10, 431, doi:10.3390/atmos10080431.

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Semenov, A., X. Zhang, A. Rinke, W. Dorn, K. Dethloff, 2019: Arctic intense summer storms and their impacts on sea ice – a regional climate modeling study, Atmosphere, 10, 218, doi:10.3390/atmos10040218

Pațilea, C., G. Heygster, M. Huntemann, and G. Spreen, 2019: Combined SMAP/SMOS Thin Sea Ice Thickness Retrieval. The Cryosphere13, 675-691, doi:10.5194/tc-13-675-2019

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