EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0508

Summary

The global reprocessed sea ice concentration data set from the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) spans 1978 through 2009 and was generated with brightness temperature data from the Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) -F8, -F11, -F13, -F14, and -F15 Special Sensor Microwave/Imagers (SSM/Is). Sea ice concentrations were computed from atmospherically corrected SMMR and SSM/I brightness temperatures using a combination of state-of-the-art algorithms and dynamic tie-points. Gridded files are available every other day for the SMMR record from 1978 through 1987, and every day for the SSM/I record from 1987 through 2009. As this product contains data quality and error information and is unique from other sea ice products archived at NSIDC, such as those generated using the NASA Team and Bootstrap algorithms, it is especially useful for cross-validation studies.

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Tonboe, R., S. Eastwood, T. Lavergne, and L. T. Pedersen.
Dataset Title: EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-25
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0508.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1978-10-27
Stop Date: 2009-10-24

Data Resolution

Temporal Resolution: 2 days

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL OCEAN

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • Daily Data
  • DMSP
  • EASE-Grid
  • Global
  • Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
  • Sea Ice Concentration
  • SMMR
  • SSM/I

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/F14 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14
  • DMSP 5D-2/F15 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
  • DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
  • NIMBUS-7

Instrument

  • SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Quality

The data set includes error bars indicating uncertainties for each grid cell, and was also validated against ice charts from the National Ice Centre (NIC). Validation results are documented in a dedicated report that can be accessed from the OSI SAF Web site.

Data Set Progress

in work

Data Center

EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)
Data Center URL: http://www.osi-saf.org/

Data Center Personnel

Name: OSI SAF HL Manager
Phone:
Fax:
Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 40 GB
Distribution Format: NetCDF

Personnel

OSI SAF HL Manager
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: osisaf-manager@met.no
Contact Address:

  • EUMETSAT
  • Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)

Rasmus Tonboe
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: rtt@dmi.dk

Thomas Lavergne
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: t.lavergne@met.no

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NSIDC Sea Ice Index

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
OSI SAF Web Site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7SMMR and DMSPSSM/I

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

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSPSSM/I-SSMIS Passive MicrowaveData

Reference

Andersen, S., R. Tonboe, L. Kaleschke, G. Heygster, and L. T. Pedersen. 2007. Intercomparison of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration Retrievals over the High-Concentration Arctic Sea Ice, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08004, doi:10.1029/2006JC003543.

Andersen, S., Tonboe, R., Kern, S. and H. Schyberg. 2006. Improved Retrieval of Sea Ice Total Concentration from Spaceborne Passive Microwave Observations Using Numerical Weather Prediction Model Fields: An Intercomparison of Nine Algorithms, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 104, Issue 4, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.05.013.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-14

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