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Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0009

Summary

Daily and monthly averaged sea ice concentrations from the Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) are available for the Arctic and Antarctic from 12 December 1972 through 31 December 1976 at 25 km gridded resolution. Raw data were reprocessed to include ocean masks that reduce weather effects and coastal contamination, and to include a 15 percent ice threshold. Reprocessed data are in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) and are available 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: Parkinson, C. L., J. C. Comiso, and H. Zwally. Edited by W. Meier and J. Stroeve.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
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/nsidc-0009.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1972-12-12
Stop Date: 1976-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Arctic
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • Ice Concentration
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Passive Microwave
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Concentration

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Biota

Platform

  • NIMBUS-5

Instrument

  • ESMR Electronic Scanning Microwave Radiometer
  • RADIOMETERS

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

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: 107 KB
Distribution Format: HDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 138 KB
Distribution Format: HDF

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

Josephino 'Joey' C. Comiso
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5708
Email: josefino.c.comiso@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Cryospheric Sciences Branch
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 614

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

H. Jay Zwally
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5643
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

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

H. Jay Zwally
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5643
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: Jay.Zwally@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

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

Claire L. Parkinson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5715
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

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

Claire L. Parkinson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 301 614-5715
Fax: 1 301 614-5644
Email: clairep@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Code 971

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Data at NSIDC

Reference

Comiso, J. C., and H. J. Zwally. 1980. Corrections for Anomalous Time Dependent Shifts in Brightness Temperature from Nimbus-5 ESMR. NASA TM-82055. Greenbelt, MD.

Parkinson, C., J. Comiso, H. J. Zwally, D. Cavalieri, P. Gloersen, and W. Campbell. 1987. Arctic Sea Ice, 1973-1976: Satellite Passive-Microwave Observations. NASA SP-489.

Parkinson, C., J. Comiso, and H. J. Zwally. 1987. Satellite-Derived Ice Data Sets No. 2: Arctic Monthly Average Microwave Brightness Temperatures and Sea Ice Concentrations, 1973-1976. NASA Technical Memorandum 87825.

Pearson, F. 1990. Map Projections: Theory and Applications. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida. 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. 383 pages.

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

Wilheit, T. 1972. The Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) Experiment. Nimbus-5 User's Guide. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. p. 59-105. Zwally, H. J., J. Comiso, C. Parkinson, W. Campbell, F. Carsey, and P. Gloersen. 1983. Antarctic Sea Ice, 1973-1976: Satellite Passive-Microwave Observations. NASA SP-459.

Zwally, H. J., J. Comiso, and C. Parkinson. 1981. Satellite-Derived Ice Data Sets No. 1: Antarctic Monthly Average Microwave Brightness Temperatures and Sea Ice Concentrations 1973-1976. NASA Technical Memorandum 83812.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-26

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