Entry_ID: NSIDC-0028
Entry_Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Goodman, M. 
   Dataset_Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-12-23
   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/nsidc-0028.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Michael
   Last_Name: Goodman
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA
      Address: Marshall Space Flight Center
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: HDF
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Passive Microwave
Keyword: Pathfinder
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentrations
Keyword: SI DAAC
Keyword: SNOW ICE
Sensor_Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1987-08-01
   Stop_Date: 1988-11-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -88
   Northernmost_Latitude: -35
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 35
   Northernmost_Latitude: 88
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN OCEAN
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Project: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: HDF
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Group: Reference

   Cavalieri, D.J., J. Crawford, M. Drinkwater, W. J. Emery, D. T. Eppler, L.D. 
   Farmer, M. Goodberlet, R. Jentz, A. Milman, C. Morris, R. Onstott, A. 
   Schweiger, R. Shuchman, K. Steffen, C. T. Swift, C. Wackerman and R. L.  
   Weaver. 1992, NASA Sea Ice Validation Program for the Defense Meteorological 
   Satellite Program Special Sensor Microwave Imager: Final Report. NASA 
   Technical Memorandum 104559. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
   Washington, D.C. 126 pages.  Wentz, Frank J. 1992. Final Report Production of 
   SSM/I Data Sets. RSS Technical Report 090192. Remote Sensing Systems, Santa 
   Rosa, CA.

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Group: Summary

   These sea ice concentrations have been generated by applying the NASA Team 
   algorithm to DMSP F8 SSM/I brightness temperature observations from 19 GHz 
   (vertical and horizontal), 37- and 22 GHz vertical frequencies, calculating 
   two gradients for use as weather filters. Global coverage is provided, but sea 
   ice concentrations are only derived for ocean, ice, and possible ice surfaces 
   poleward of 35 degrees latitude, from 1 August 1987 through 30 November 1988. 
   In the Northern Hemisphere, where data are not filtered due to weather 
   effects, first-year and multi-year concentrations (in percent) are calculated; 
   total ice concentration is taken as the sum of these two. Only total ice is 
   calculated for the Southern Hemisphere. 25 km swath data are in HDF, available 
   via FTP.

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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-12-23
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-08-26
DIF_Revision_History:  updated version to 1