CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Freeboard, Thickness, and Snow Depth Quick Look

The NASA CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Freeboard, Thickness, and Snow Depth Quick Look product is an experimental sea ice thickness data set containing derived geophysical data products retrieved over the Arctic sea ice cover. The primary data set used in the production of these data come from ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite using baseline B level 1B SAR and SARIn mode data products for the month of March 2014. Ancillary data include snow depth, snow density, sea ice concentration, freeboard, and roughness. This quick look product is experimental and is designed to be applicable to aid in seasonal sea ice forecasting and other time sensitive projects. The data were collected as part of Operation IceBridge funded campaigns, are stored in netCDF format, and are available via FTP.

Note: On 03 June 2014, the original CryoSat-2 Quick Look data were replaced with Version 2. Version 2 replaces the sea ice concentration data set with the AMSR2/ARTIST data set from the University of Bremen: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr2/. This update fixes an error in the sea ice concentration land mask which was present in the previous version.

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For further information, refer to the CryoSat-2 Derived Sea Ice Thickness and Ancillary Data for 2014 summary document.

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