Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0079

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Comiso, J. C. 
         Publication_Date: 20000201
         Title: Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS
         Edition: 2
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0079.html

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         This sea ice concentration data set was derived using measurements from the 
         Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on the Nimbus-7 satellite 
         and from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) sensors on the Defense 
         Meteorological Satellite Program's (DMSP) -F8, -F11, and -F13 satellites. 
         Measurements from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard 
         DMSP-F17 are also included. The data set has been generated using the Advanced 
         Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) Bootstrap 
         Algorithm with daily varying tie-points. Daily (every other day prior to July 
         1987) and monthly data are available for both the north and south polar 
         regions. Data are gridded on the SSM/I polar stereographic grid (25 x 25 km) 
         and provided in two-byte integer format. Data are available via FTP.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Comiso, J. C. 
               Publication_Date: 20000201
               Title: Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0079_bootstrap_seaice.gd.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19781026
            Ending_Date: Unknown
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
         Theme_Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
         Theme_Keyword: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
         Theme_Keyword: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
         Theme_Keyword: NIMBUS-7
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Bootstrap Algorithm
         Theme_Keyword: BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
         Theme_Keyword: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
         Theme_Keyword: DMSP
         Theme_Keyword: NIMBUS-7
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: SMMR
         Theme_Keyword: SSM/I
         Theme_Keyword: SSMIS
         Theme_Keyword: Time Series
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Barents Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Davis Straight
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of St Lawrence
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Indian Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Sea Of Okhotsk
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Bellingshausen Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Ross Sea
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Weddell Sea

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: NSIDC-0079

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: Binary
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0079_gsfc_bootstrap_seaice/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130829

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130829

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002