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Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0192

Summary

Notice Regarding Data Corrections

04 September 2013

These data sets were recently revised. Please refer to the Documentation link provided above for details regarding data corrections and reprocessing.




NSIDC provides a suite of value-added data sets to aid in investigations of the variability and trends of sea ice cover. These data sets provide users with information about sea ice extent, total ice-covered area, ice persistence, monthly climatologies of sea ice concentrations, and ocean masks. The maps are in ArcInfo export file format. All other data sets are in flat binary or ASCII format with accompanying Portable Network Graphics (PNG) browse images. Products are derived from Nimbus-7 SMMR; DMSP-F8, -F11, and -F13 SSM/I; and from DMSP-F17 SSMIS sea ice concentrations at a grid cell size of 25 x 25 km. Data begin in October 1978 and processing is ongoing. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -39.23°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    
N: 90°     S: 30.98°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Stroeve, J.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-24
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-0192.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1978-10-26
Stop Date: 2013-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA HUDSON BAY
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN BERING SEA
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN SEA OF OKHOTSK
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN ROSS SEA
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN WEDDELL SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration

Ancillary Keywords

  • Bootstrap Algorithm
  • Climatology
  • DAAC
  • EOSDIS
  • GIS
  • Ice Persistence
  • Maps
  • Monthly Data
  • Multiyear Sea Ice Concentration
  • NASA
  • NASA Team algorithm
  • NSIDC
  • Ocean Masks
  • Polar Stereographic
  • Sea Ice Concentration
  • Sea Ice Extent
  • Total Sea Ice Concentration

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • DMSP 5D-2/F11 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
  • DMSP 5D-2/F13 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
  • DMSP 5D-2/F15 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
  • DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
  • DMSP 5D-3/F17 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
  • NIMBUS-5
  • NIMBUS-7

Instrument

  • ESMR Electronic Scanning Microwave Radiometer
  • SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • SSMIS Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Quality

Please note that these products may not contain the most recent data; therefore, you should use caution, particularly with the ocean masks and sea ice climatologies, which may not be representative of ice cover conditions outside of the time period used to produce the products.

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

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: 133 KB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 20 KB
Distribution Format: PNG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 509 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 90 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Julienne Stroeve
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: stroeve@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • CIRES
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309

Walt Meier
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: walter.n.meier@nasa.gov
Contact Address:

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Data

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Atlas of the Cryosphere

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Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS

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GIS Data and Resources at NSIDC

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data

Reference

Comiso J. C. and F. Nishio. 2008. Trends in the Sea Ice Cover Using Enhanced and Compatible AMSR-E, SSM/I, and SMMR Data. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(C02S07), doi:10.1029/2007JC004257.

Cavalieri, D. J., and C. L. Parkinson. 2008. Antarctic Sea Ice Variability and Trends, 1979–2006. J. Geophys. Res. 113(C07004). doi:10.1029/2007JC004564.

Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, and K. Y. Vinnikov. 2003. 30-Year Satellite Record Reveals Contrasting Arctic and Antarctic Decadal Sea Ice Variability. Geophysical Research Letters 30(18), doi:10.1029/2003GL018031.

Comiso, J. C. et al. 1997. Passive Microwave Algorithms for Sea Ice Concentration: A Comparison of Two Techniques. Remote Sensing of the Environment 60(3).

Dedrick, K. R., K. Partington, M. Van Woert, C. A. Bertoia, and D. Benner. 2001. U.S. National/Navy Ice Center Digital Sea Ice Data and Climatology. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 27: 457-475.

Parkinson C. L. and J. C. Comiso. 2008. Antarctic Sea Ice Parameters from AMSR-E Data Using Two Techniques and Comparisons with Sea Ice from SSM/I. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(C02S06), doi:10.1029/2007JC004253.

Parkinson, C. L. and Cavalieri, D. J. 2012. Antarctic Sea Ice Variability and Trends, 1979–2010. The Cryosphere Discuss. 6:931-956. doi:10.5194/tcd-6-931-2012.

Parkinson, C. L., D. J. Cavalieri, P. Gloersen, H. J. Zwally, and J. C. Comiso.1999. Arctic Sea Ice Extents, Areas, and Trends. 1978–1996. J. Geophys. Res.104(C9):20837–20856. doi:10.1029/1999JC900082.

Ropelewski, C. F. 1983. Spatial and Temporal Variations in Antarctic Sea Ice (1973-82). Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology 22: 470-473.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-31

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