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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0080

Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1

Notice (05/05/2016): Due to the compromised data integrity with the DMSP F17 vertically polarized 37 GHz channel (37V) of the Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Sounder (SSMIS), NSIDC will be distributing data from both the F17 and F18 satellites, starting with 1 April 2016 data. Using data from the 37V channel from the F17 satellite is not recommended. Instead, you should use data from the F18 satellite’s 37V channel.

The Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperature product provides near-real-time brightness temperatures for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. These brightness temperatures are used to generate the Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1999
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Parameter(s):
  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature
Platform(s) DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F15, DMSP 5D-3/F17
Sensor(s): SSM/I, SSMIS
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Jim Maslanik

Data Citation

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., P. Gloersen, and H. J. Zwally. Edited by J. Maslanik and J. Stroeve. 1999. Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, 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/AKQDND71ZDLF. [Date Accessed].
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