AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift Polar Grids

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Entry ID

AE_SID

Summary

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) instrument on the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua satellite provides global passive microwave measurements of land, ocean, and atmospheric variables for the investigation of water and energy cycles.

This Level-3 gridded product (AE_SID) includes sea ice speed and direction generated by applying the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) wavelet transform algorithm to AMSR-E brightness temperatures. Daily drift data are averaged over five-day intervals and are mapped to a polar stereographic grid at 6.25 km spatial resolution. Drift parameters sea ice speed and direction were determined using the 89 GHz Horizontal (H) channel of the AMSR-E L3 6.25 km brightness temperature product. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format and are available from 01 June 2011 to 3 October 2011 via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -39.23°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    
N: 90°     S: 30.98°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Cavalieri, D. J., T. Markus, A. Ivanoff, A. K. Liu, and Y. Zhao.
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift Polar Grids
Dataset Release Date: 2011-06-23
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_sid.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/AMSR-E/AE_SID.001

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2011-06-01
Stop Date: 2011-10-03

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 6.25 km
Longitude Resolution: 6.25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Spectral/Engineering Microwave Microwave Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Aqua
  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • Cryosphere
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • EOS PM-1
  • NASA
  • NASA/ESIP > NASA Earth Science Information Partners Program
  • NSIDC
  • Oceans
  • Passive Microwave Radiation
  • Polar Sea Ice
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Sea Ice Motion
  • Sea Ice Trends
  • Sea Ice Velocity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS

Project

  • EOS Earth Observing System
  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System Data and Information System

Use Constraints

Disclaimer: http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/AMSR/qa.html

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 30 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Donald J. Cavalieri
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5901 x
Fax: 1 301 614-5644 x
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Donald J. Cavalieri
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5901 x
Fax: 1 301 614-5644 x
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Thorsten Markus
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5882
Email: thorsten.markus@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Instrumentation Sciences Branch
  • Code 614.6

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E/Aqua Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Data at NSIDC

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors

Reference

Cavalieri, D. and J. Comiso. 2000. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the AMSR-E Sea Ice Algorithm, Revised December 1. Landover, Maryland USA: Goddard Space Flight Center.

Combes, J. M., A. Grossmann, and P. Tchamitchian. 1989. Wavelet: Time Frequency Methods and Phase Space. Proceedings of the International Conference on Wavelet, Marseille, France. New York: Springer-Verlag. 331.

Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality Assurance Plan. Huntsville, Alabama USA: Global Hydrology and Climate Center.

Liu, A. K. and D. J. Cavalieri. 1998. On Sea Ice Drift from the Wavelet Analysis of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19:7, 1415-1423. doi: 10.1080/014311698215522

Pearson, F. 1990. Map Projections: Theory and Applications. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida USA. 372 pages.

Snyder, J.P. 1987. Map Projections - A Working Manual. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington, D.C. USA. 383 pages.

Snyder, J. P. 1982. Map Projections Used by the U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1532.

Zhao, Y. and A. K. Liu. 2007. Arctic Sea-Ice Motion and Its Relation to Pressure Field. Journal of Oceanography 63:505-515.

Zhao, Y. and A. K. Liu. 2003. Applications of Sea Ice Motion and Deformation Derived from Satellite Data. p. 238-248. Proceedings of SPIE, 5155, ed. by R. J. Frouin, G. D. Gilbert and D. Pan, SPIE, Bellingham, Washington USA. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.504764

Zhao, Y. and A. K. Liu. 2001. Principal-Component Analysis of Sea Ice Motion from Satellite Data. Ann. Glaciol., 33, 133-138.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-08

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