MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km, Version 5
MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km (MYD29) data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance, sea ice by reflectance pixel Quality Assessment (QA), Ice Surface Temperature (IST), IST pixel QA, latitudes, and longitudes in compressed Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution, while all other fields are at 1 km resolution. The sea ice algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) modified for sea ice to distinguish sea ice from open ocean based on reflective characteristics.
Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 4 July 2002 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/Aqua Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km. Version 5. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
MYD29 Version 4 data, 05 February 2004