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Nimbus Ice Edge Points from Nimbus Visible Imagery L2, CSV, Version 1

This data set (NmIcEdg2) estimates the location of the North and South Pole sea ice edges at various times during the mid to late 1960s, based on recovered Nimbus 1 (1964), Nimbus 2 (1966), and Nimbus 3 (1969) visible imagery. Data are provided as CSV files. Browse images are also available.

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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 1964-08-28 to 1964-09-22
  • 1966-05-15 to 1966-09-02
  • 1969-04-24 to 1970-01-16
Temporal Resolution:
7 day to 8 day
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 50, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km x 5 km
  • Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Data Format(s):
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Data Contributor(s): David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Gallaher, D. and G. Campbell. 2014. Nimbus Ice Edge Points from Nimbus Visible Imagery L2, CSV, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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