Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Research article
11 May 2022
Research article |  | 11 May 2022

Summertime changes in climate extremes over the peripheral Arctic regions after a sudden sea ice retreat

Steve Delhaye, Thierry Fichefet, François Massonnet, David Docquier, Rym Msadek, Svenya Chripko, Christopher Roberts, Sarah Keeley, and Retish Senan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-80', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2021-80', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jan 2022
  • AC1: 'Author comments on wcd-2021-80', Steve Delhaye, 01 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Steve Delhaye on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Mar 2022) by Daniela Domeisen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Apr 2022) by Daniela Domeisen
Short summary
It is unclear how the atmosphere will respond to a retreat of summer Arctic sea ice. Much attention has been paid so far to weather extremes at mid-latitude and in winter. Here we focus on the changes in extremes in surface air temperature and precipitation over the Arctic regions in summer during and following abrupt sea ice retreats. We find that Arctic sea ice loss clearly shifts the extremes in surface air temperature and precipitation over terrestrial regions surrounding the Arctic Ocean.