This data set is generated from brightness temperature data and is designed to provide a consistent time series of sea ice concentrations spanning the coverage of several passive microwave instruments.The data are provided in the polar stereographic projection at a grid cell size of 25 x 25 km.
Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data, Version 1
|Temporal Resolution:||1 day, 1 month|
|Platform(s)||DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, NIMBUS-7|
|Sensor(s):||SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS|
|Data Contributor(s):||Claire Parkinson, Per Gloersen, H. Zwally, Donald Cavalieri, Walt Meier, F. Fetterer, Kenneth Knowles, Matthew Savoie, Mary J. Brodzik|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, P. Gloersen, and H. J. Zwally. 1996, updated yearly. Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/8GQ8LZQVL0VL. [Date Accessed].
The following are instructions describing how to import "Sea Ice Concentrations from the Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data" binary files into ArcGIS. These instructions were tested with ArcInfo 10.0.
1. Rename the Data File.
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The Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data are distributed in gridded binary format. NSIDC provides IDL routines to ingest and read the data. These tools can be found at the... read more