Entry_ID: NSIDC-0508
Entry_Title: EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: OSI SAF
   Last_Name: HL Manager
   Email: osisaf-manager@met.no
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: EUMETSAT
      Address: Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Rasmus
   Last_Name: Tonboe
   Email: rtt@dmi.dk
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Thomas
   Last_Name: Lavergne
   Email: t.lavergne@met.no
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Daily Data
Keyword: DMSP
Keyword: EASE-Grid
Keyword: Global
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: SMMR
Keyword: SSM/I
Sensor_Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Sensor_Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F13 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F14 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F15 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
Source_Name: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Source_Name: NIMBUS-7
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1978-10-27
   Stop_Date: 2009-10-24
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL OCEAN
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Group: Data_Resolution
   Temporal_Resolution: 2 days
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Group: 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.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: EUMETSAT OSI SAF > EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)
   Data_Center_URL: http://www.osi-saf.org/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: OSI SAF HL Manager
      Middle_Name:  
      Last_Name:  
      Email: osisaf-manager@met.no
      Phone:   
      Fax:    
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 40 GB
   Distribution_Format: NetCDF
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/
   Description: NSIDC Sea Ice Index
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.osi-saf.org/
   Description: OSI SAF Web Site
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0079.html
   Description: Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0079.html
   Description: Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7SMMR and DMSPSSM/I
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0051.html
   Group: Description

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

   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0051.html
   Group: Description

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

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2011-10-25
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-10-14
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed data access link for search.