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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.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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
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
  • Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Data Contributor(s): David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

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. [Date Accessed].

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