Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data

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Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-11-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0051.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data
Date:
Date: 1996
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 1996-01-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0051
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

This data set is generated from brightness temperature data derived from the following sensors: the Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) -F8, -F11 and -F13 Special Sensor Microwave/Imagers (SSM/Is), and the DMSP-F17 Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). The data are provided in the polar stereographic projection at a grid cell size of 25 x 25 km. This product is designed to provide a consistent time series of sea ice concentrations (the fraction, or percentage, of ocean area covered by sea ice) spanning the coverage of several passive microwave instruments. To aid in this goal, sea ice algorithm coefficients are changed to reduce differences in sea ice extent and area as estimated using the SMMR and SSM/I sensors. The data are generated using the NASA Team algorithm developed by the Oceans and Ice Branch, Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). These data include gridded daily (every other day for SMMR data) and monthly averaged sea ice concentrations for both the north and south polar regions. The data are produced at GSFC about once per year, with roughly a one-year latency, and include data since 26 October 1978. Data are produced from SMMR brightness temperature data processed at NASA GSFC and from SSM/I and SSMIS brightness temperature data processed at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Data are scaled and stored as one-byte integers in flat binary arrays. For each data file, a corresponding PNG browse image file is provided. Data are available via FTP.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, P. Gloersen, and H. Zwally. 1996, updated yearly. Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Claire L. Parkinson
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5715

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Claire L. Parkinson
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5715

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Per Gloersen
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5710

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: per.gloersen@gsfc.nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Per Gloersen
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5710

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: per.gloersen@gsfc.nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jay Zwally
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5643

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jay Zwally
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5643

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald J. Cavalieri
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5901 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Donald J. Cavalieri
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5901 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Donald.J.Cavalieri@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Walt Meier
Organization Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: walter.n.meier@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: F. Fetterer
Organization Name: CIRES
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA
Email: fetterer@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth Knowles
Organization Name: Operational Systems, Inc.
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Matthew Savoie
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: savoie@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mary J. Brodzik
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: brodzik@nsidc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
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Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Brightness Temperature
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Keyword: Gridded Data
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: Multiyear Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: NIMBUS-7
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Polar Stereographic
Keyword: Polynyas
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: SMMR
Keyword: SSM/I
Keyword: SSMIS
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eng; usa

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Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19781001
End Position: 20131231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 102.7 KB

Data File Format:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 133.3 KB

Data File Format:

Name: PNG
Specification: FTP 300 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0051_gsfc_nasateam_seaice/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0051_gsfc_seaice.gd.html
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

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Density: 102.7
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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