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Table 1

Sea ice shortwave radiation attenuation coefficients used in Equations 5 and 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.391.t1

Ice typeAttenuation coefficientsa

α (VIS)α (NIR)Io(VIS)Io(NIR)K(VIS) m–1K(NIR) m–1

 
Melting MY ice 0.753 0.454 0.93 0.26 0.794 4.74 
Ponded MY ice 0.251 0.081 0.99 0.48 0.645 4.38 
Ice typeAttenuation coefficientsa

α (VIS)α (NIR)Io(VIS)Io(NIR)K(VIS) m–1K(NIR) m–1

 
Melting MY ice 0.753 0.454 0.93 0.26 0.794 4.74 
Ponded MY ice 0.251 0.081 0.99 0.48 0.645 4.38 

a Albedo (α), surface scattering (Io), and extinction (K) coefficients for multi-year (MY) ice and melt ponds for the visible (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) wavelength bands; all values from Table 4 in Light et al. (2008).

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