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Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH)

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Entry ID

G02186

Summary

The Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent – Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH) products provide measurements of daily sea ice extent and sea ice edge boundary for the Northern Hemisphere and 16 Arctic regions in a polar stereographic projection. Products include an ASCII text file of sea ice extent values in square km over the entire Northern Hemisphere with 16 separate Arctic regions identified, time series plots of the 16 regions, and image files that visually show where the sea ice is. The MASIE-NH imagery are provided at a nominal 4 km resolution. The input data comes from the 4 km Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) snow and ice product produced by the National Ice Center (NIC). NIC utilizes visible imagery, passive microwave data, and NIC weekly analysis products to create their data product. The MASIE-NH products are distributed in a number of formats including ASCII text, GeoTIFF, PNG, shapefiles, and Google Earth files and are available for the previous four weeks (28 days). The most recent days worth of imagery plus the ASCII text data file are provided via the MASIE Web site. An archive of the previous four weeks of imagery can be obtained via FTP.

Note: MASIE may look like several other sea ice products distributed at NSIDC and elsewhere, but its source data and intended uses are different. If intended and appropriate uses of the data are not clear after reading the documentation, please contact NSIDC User Services.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 0°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Ice Center and National Snow and Ice Data Center. Compiled by F. Fetterer, M. Savoie, S. Helfrich, and P. Clemente-Colón.
Dataset Title: Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH)
Dataset Release Date: 2010-12-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02186.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5GT5K3K

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 4 km
Longitude Resolution: 4 km

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA HUDSON BAY
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN BALTIC SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN BERING SEA
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF OKHOTSK
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN YELLOW SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • ICE EDGE
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Conditions
  • Sea Ice Extent

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • ALOS Advanced Land Observing Satellite
  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
  • DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • ENVISAT Environmental Satellite
  • ERS-2 European Remote Sensing Satellite-2
  • GOES NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • MSG Meteosat Second Generation
  • NOAA POES NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
  • RADARSAT-2
  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
  • AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
  • AMSU-B ADVANCED MICROWAVE SOUNDING UNIT B (AMSU-B)
  • ASAR Advanced Synthetic Aperature Radar
  • AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • GOES I-M IMAGER
  • MODIS Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • PALSAR Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Quality

A quality assessment of this product has not been made.

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

NOAA

Data Center

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 - 768 KB
Distribution Format: PNG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 32 KB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 516 MB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 57 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 98 - 130 KB
Distribution Format: Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 128 - 37 MB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Personnel

Florence Fetterer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: fetterer@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Country: USA

Pablo Clemente-Colón
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 394-3100
Email: Pablo.Clemente-Colon@natice.noaa.gov
Contact Address:

  • National/Naval Ice Center
  • NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF)
  • 4251 Suitland Road
  • Washington, D.C. 20395

City: Washington, D.C.
Postal Code: 20395
Country: USA

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

Matthew Savoie
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: savoie@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

Sean Helfrich
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: shelfrich@natice.noaa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NOAA
  • National Ice Center (NIC)

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
IMS Products at NIC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NIC Ice Analysis Products

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Rutgers University Global Snow Lab

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
The SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
IMS Daily Northern Hemisphere Snow and Ice Analysis

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
NIC Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Weekly Snow Cover and Sea Ice Extent

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Sea Ice Index

Reference

Arctic Climatology Project. 2000. Environmental Working Group joint U.S.-Russian sea ice atlas. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky. Ann Arbor, MI: Environmental Research Institute of Michigan in association with the National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.

Fetterer, F., compiler. 2006. A selection of documentation related to National Ice Center sea ice charts in digital format. NSIDC Special Report 13. Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Fetterer, F., K. Knowles, W. Meier, and M. Savoie. 2002, updated 2009. Sea Ice Index, Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Helfrich, S.R., D. McNamara, B.H. Ramsay, T. Baldwin, and T. Kasheta. 2007. Enhancements to, and forthcoming developments to the Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS), Hydrological Processes 21: 12, 1576-1586. McKenna, P., and W. N. Meier. 2002. SSM/I sea ice algorithm inter-comparison: Operational case studies from the National Ice Center, IGARSS Proceedings, INT_A32_04, Toronto, 24-28 June 2002.

Meier, W. N, M. L. van Woert, and C. Bertoia. 2001. Evaluation of operational SSM/I ice concentration algorithms, Ann. Glaciology, 33, 102-108.

Meier, Walter, 2005. Comparison of Passive Microwave Ice Concentration Algorithm Retrievals With AVHRR Imagery in Arctic Peripheral Seas. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol 40, No. 6, pp 1324-1334.

Meier, W. N., F. Fetterer, C. Fowler, P. Clemente-Colón, T. Street, Operational sea ice charts: An integrated data product suitable for observing long-term changes in Arctic sea ice? Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, 2006, and available on the NSIDC Posters and Presentations page. Meier, W. N., T. Maksym and M.L. Van Woert, Evaluation of Arctic operational passive microwave products: a case study in the Barents Sea during October 2001. Ice in the Environment: Proceedings of the 16th IAHR International Symposium on Ice, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2nd-6th December 2002, International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research

National Ice Center. 2006. National Ice Center Arctic sea ice charts and climatologies in gridded format. Edited and compiled by F. Fetterer and C. Fowler. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Partington, K., T. Flynn, D. Lamb, C. Bertoia, and K. Dedrick., 2003. Late twentieth century Northern Hemisphere sea-ice record from U.S. National Ice Center ice charts, J. Geophys. Res., 108, C11, 3343, doi:10.1029/2002JC001623.

Rayner, N. A., D. E. Parker, E. B. Horton, C. K. Folland, L.V. Alexander, D. P. Rowell, E. C. Kent, and A. Kaplan. 2003. Global analysis of sea surface temperature, sea ice, and night marine air temperature since the late nineteenth century. Journal of Geophysical Research. 108 (D14). doi:10.1029/2002JD002670.

Willis, Z. M, Foster, C. Bertoia, and K. Dedrick. 2000. National Ice Center/Naval Ice Center support to submarine operations Undersea Warfare: Issue 8, pp. 18-21.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-12-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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