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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0116

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Fowler, C., W. Emery, and M. Tschudi.
Publication Date: 20131031
Title: Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors
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-0116.html

Description:

Abstract:

Note: An error in the computation of ice motion during the period 1 Nov 1978 – 8 Jul 1987 is being investigated. During this period, a parameter file that sets the search criteria for SMMR observations is likely incorrect. A new version of this file with adjusted parameters to match SMMR criteria is being tested. 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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Fowler, C., W. Emery, and M. Tschudi.
Publication Date: 20131031
Title: Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors
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/nsidc0116_icemotion.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19781025
Ending Date: 20121231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
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 Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program
Theme Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Theme Keyword: AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Theme Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
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: AQUA Earth Observing System, AQUA
Theme Keyword: BUOYS
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 Keyword: NOAA-11 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
Theme Keyword: NOAA-12 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
Theme Keyword: NOAA-14 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
Theme Keyword: NOAA-9 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Model Model

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: AVHRR
Theme Keyword: Buoys
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Gridded
Theme Keyword: Gridded Data
Theme Keyword: Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: NASA
Theme Keyword: NASA Pathfinder
Theme Keyword: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data
Theme Keyword: NOAA/NASA Pathfinder
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Data
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: Sea Surface Wind Speeds
Theme Keyword: SMMR
Theme Keyword: SSM/I
Theme Keyword: SSMIS
Theme Keyword: Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: wind velocity as vectors

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean

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
  • 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

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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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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-0116

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.

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Format Name: PNG

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Online Option:

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Network Resource Name: Click here.

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Network Resource Name: Click here.

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Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20141015

Metadata Review Date:

20141015

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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata