AVHRR Data Sets

Currently, NSIDC is not distributing AVHRR Polar Pathfinder data sets due to errors in the data. If you have further questions, please contact NSIDC User Services by e-mail or telephone at +1 303.492.6199.

NSIDC maintains and distributes a variety of AVHRR data products, including a collection of AVHRR Polar Pathfinder data. We also use AVHRR Level-1B imagery to monitor developing melt ponds and ice sheet breakup in Antarctica. The tables below list these data offerings and provide links to order data and view documentation.

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
AVHRR Leads-ARI Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1 N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180 1988/01/01 to 1989/12/31 Albedo, Brightness Temperature, Leads, Reflectance
AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Twice-Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Composites, Version 1 N: -53.2, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 48.4, E: 180, W: -180
1981/07/24 to 2000/12/31 12 hour Albedo, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Infrared Radiance, Land Surface Temperature, Skin Temperature, Thermal Infrared, Thermal Properties, Viewing Geometry, Visible Radiance
AVHRR Polar Pathfinder Twice-Daily 5 km EASE-Grid Composites, Version 3 N: 90, S: 48.4, E: 180, W: -180
N: -53.2, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1981/07/24 to 2005/06/30 5 km-5 km 12 hour Albedo, Brightness Temperature, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Infrared Radiance, Land Surface Temperature, Skin Temperature, Thermal Infrared, Thermal Properties, Viewing Geometry