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

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

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-10-30

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0116.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors
Date:
Date: 2013
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition: 2
Edition Date: 2013-10-31
Identifier: NSIDC-0116
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Abstract:

<p><strong>Note: </strong>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 <a href="mailto:nsidc@nsidc.org">NSIDC User Services</a>.</p> 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&deg; N to 90&deg; N, and from 53.2&deg; S to 90&deg; 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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Fowler, C., W. Emery, and M. Tschudi. 2013. Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors. Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mark Tschudi
Organization Name: University of Colorado
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 431 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0431
Country: USA
Email: mark.tschudi@colorado.edu

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Charles Fowler
Organization Name: University of Colorado at Boulder
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City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Country: USA

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean
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Value: place
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > Ice Velocity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
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Keywords

Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
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Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

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

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19781025
End Position: 20121231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Specification: FTP 29 - 36 KB

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Specification: FTP 604 - 764 KB

Data File Format:

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Specification: FTP 521 - 712 KB

Data File Format:

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Specification: FTP 14 - 319 KB

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Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0116_icemotion_vectors_v2/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0116_icemotion.gd.html
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: BUOYS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Name: NOAA-12 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Name: NOAA-14 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
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Platform:

Name: NOAA-9 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
Description: satellite
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