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EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0508

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Tonboe, R., S. Eastwood, T. Lavergne, and L. T. Pedersen.
Publication Date: 20111025
Title: EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0508.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19781027
Ending Date: 20091024

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
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 Concentration
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Theme Keyword: SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
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/F14 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F15 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
Theme Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8
Theme Keyword: NIMBUS-7

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Daily Data
Theme Keyword: DMSP
Theme Keyword: EASE-Grid
Theme Keyword: Global
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Theme Keyword: SMMR
Theme Keyword: SSM/I

Place:

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

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: OSI SAF HL Manager
Contact Organization: EUMETSAT, Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Unknown
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown
Contact Electronic Mail Address: osisaf-manager@met.no

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)
Contact Person: OSI SAF HL Manager

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Unknown
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown

Contact Voice Telephone:
Contact Facsimile Telephone:
Contact Electronic Mail Address: osisaf-manager@met.no

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0508

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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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131014

Metadata Review Date:

20131014

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: OSI SAF HL Manager
Contact Organization: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF)

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Unknown
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown

Contact Voice Telephone:
Contact Facsimile Telephone:
Contact Electronic Mail Address: osisaf-manager@met.no

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