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EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: OSI SAF HL Manager
Organization Name: EUMETSAT
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-23

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0508.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data
Date:
Date: 2011
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2011-10-25
Identifier: NSIDC-0508
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone:

Contact Address:

Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://www.osi-saf.org/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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

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.

Tonboe, R., S. Eastwood, T. Lavergne, and L. T. Pedersen.. 2011. EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: underDevelopment
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: OSI SAF HL Manager
Organization Name: EUMETSAT
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Rasmus Tonboe
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: rtt@dmi.dk

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thomas Lavergne
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: t.lavergne@met.no

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: OSI SAF HL Manager
Organization Name: EUMETSAT
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Daily Data
Keyword: DMSP
Keyword: EASE-Grid
Keyword: Global
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: SMMR
Keyword: SSM/I
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

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

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19781027
End Position: 20091024

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone:

Contact Address:

Email: osisaf-manager@met.no

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://www.osi-saf.org/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: NetCDF
Specification: FTP 40 GB

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 40
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

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

Platform Information:

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/F14 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP 5D-2/F15 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

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

Platform:

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

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DIF HTML

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