MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day, Version 5
MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day (MOD29E1D) data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance and Ice Surface Temperature (IST). Each data granule covers the entire globe with two separate arrays of 4501 x 4501 pixels: one for the Arctic and one for the Antarctic. The MODIS sea ice algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) modified for sea ice to distinguish sea ice from open ocean based on reflective and thermal characteristics.
Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 24 February 2000 to present via FTP. Data can also be obtained in GeoTIFF format by ordering the data through the Data Pool.
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.
Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs. 2006. MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day. Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.