This data set provides daily sea ice motion vectors derived from a wide variety of sensors in both gridded and non-gridded (raw) files. For the gridded data, weekly and monthly mean fields are also provided for the entire time series—from November 1978 through May 2015. Browse images of these mean fields are also available.
Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 3
- Eliminated unrealistic AVHRR and IABP buoy velocities
- Improved browse images
- Reprocessed SSMI fields using GDAL map transformations on the DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures Data Set, NSIDC-0001
- Used the Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data Set, NSIDC-0051, to mask ice extent
|Temporal Resolution:||1 month, 7 day, 1 day|
|Platform(s)||AQUA, BUOYS, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, Model, NIMBUS-7, NOAA-11, NOAA-12, NOAA-14, NOAA-9|
|Sensor(s):||AMSR-E, AVHRR, DRIFTING BUOYS, SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS|
|Data Contributor(s):||Mark Tschudi, Charles Fowler, Walt Meier|
|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.Tschudi, M., C. Fowler, J. Maslanik, J. S. Stewart, and W. Meier. 2016. Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 3. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/O57VAIT2AYYY. [Date Accessed].