Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0116

Summary

Note: NSIDC has been notified of potential inconsistencies in measurements in this data set primarily resulting from satellite sensor transitions. We have alerted the Principal Investigator and will provide further information as warranted. Please use this data set with caution. If you have questions or concerns, please contact NSIDC User Services.



Daily ice motion vectors are computed from a wide variety of sensors ranging from passive microwave radiometers, such as the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), to International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) buoy data. Daily gridded fields combine data from all sensors, from November 1978 through December 2012. Grids extend from 48.4° N to 90° N, and from 53.2° S to 90° S. Mean gridded fields include yearly, monthly, and weekly means, and a mean for the entire time series. Both daily and mean gridded fields are in 2-byte integer format, reprojected to 25 km Northern and Southern Hemisphere EASE-Grids. Browse images of mean fields are available in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) and Postscript (PS) formats. Raw ice motion vectors from each sensor are in tab-delimited ASCII text format. The complete data set is available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -53.2028°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    
N: 90°     S: 48.4°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Fowler, C., W. Emery, and M. Tschudi.
Dataset Title: Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors
Dataset Release Date: 2013-10-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0116.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1978-10-25
Stop Date: 2012-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • AVHRR
  • Buoys
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • Gridded
  • Gridded Data
  • Ice Motion
  • NASA
  • NASA Pathfinder
  • NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
  • NOAA/NASA Pathfinder
  • NSIDC
  • Passive Microwave
  • Passive Microwave Data
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sea Ice Motion
  • Sea Ice Velocity
  • Sea Surface Wind Speeds
  • SMMR
  • SSM/I
  • SSMIS
  • Surface Winds
  • wind velocity as vectors

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
  • BUOYS
  • DMSP 5D-2/F11 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
  • DMSP 5D-2/F13 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
  • DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
  • DMSP 5D-3/F17 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
  • NIMBUS-7
  • NOAA-11 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • NOAA-12 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
  • NOAA-14 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
  • NOAA-9 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9

Instrument

  • AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
  • AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • DRIFTING BUOYS
  • SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder

Project

  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program
  • NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program

Quality

Quality information for this data set varies by sensor. Refer to the data set guide documentation for accuracy estimates of ice motion from each type of sensor.

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 29 - 36 KB
Distribution Format: PNG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 604 - 764 KB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 521 - 712 KB
Distribution Format: Photoshop

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 14 - 319 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

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

Mark Tschudi
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: mark.tschudi@colorado.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR)
  • 431 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0431
Country: USA

Charles Fowler
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado at Boulder

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NOAA/NASA Polar Pathfinder Data

Reference

Cracknell, A. 1997. The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer. London: Taylor and Francis.

Emery, W., C. Fowler, and J. Maslanik. 1995. Satellite Remote Sensing of Ice Motion, in Oceanographic Applications of Remote Sensing, ed. Motoyoshi Ikeda and Frederic W. Dobson. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Isaaks, E., and R. M. Srivastava. 1989. An Introduction to Applied Geostatistics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kalnay, E., M. Kanamitsu, R. Kistler, W. Collins, D. Deaven, L. Gandin, M. Iredell, S. Saha, G. White, J. Woollen, Y. Zhu, A. Leetmaa, R. Reynolds, M. Chelliah, W. Ebisuzaki, W. Higgins, J. Janowiak, K. Mo, C. Ropelewski, J. Wang, R. Jenne, and D. Joseph. 1996. The NCEP/NCAR 40-Year Reanalysis Project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77, 437–471.

Kidwell, K. 1995. NOAA Polar Orbiter Data User's Guide. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NESDIS.

Krasnopolsky, V. M., L. C. Breaker, and W. H. Gemmill. 1995. A Neural Network as a Nonlinear Transfer Function Model for Retrieving Surface Wind Speeds from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(C6), 11,033–11,045. PDF

Maslanik, J., C. Fowler, J. Key, T. Scambos, T. Hutchinson, and W. Emery. 1998. AVHRR-based Polar Pathfinder Products for Modeling Applications. Annals of Glaciology 25:388-392

Rosborough, G., D. Baldwin, and W. Emery. 1994. Precise AVHRR Image Navigation. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing 32(3):644-657.

Schweiger, A., C. Fowler, J. Key, J. Maslanik, J. Francis, R. Armstrong, M. J. Brodzik, T. Scambos, T. Haran, M. Ortmeyer, S. Khalsa, D. Rothrock, and R. Weaver. 1999. P-Cube: A Multisensor Data Set for Polar Climate Research. Proceedings on the 5th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society, Dallas, TX, 15-20 Jan., 136-141.

Thorndike, A. S., and R. Colony. 1982. Sea Ice Motion in Response to Geostrophic Winds. J. Geophys. Res. 87(C8):5845–5852, doi:10.1029/JC087iC08p05845.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-21

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