Data Set ID:

AMSRIce03 Photomosaics, Version 1

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This data set contains photographic mosaics of sea ice in the Barrow, Alaska USA area as part of the joint in situ and aircraft AMSRIce03. Photographs were taken from a Cessna 185 aircraft on 07 March 2003 and on 11 March 2003 using a Nikon digital camera. Data are provided in four Adobe Photoshop files (.psd), and four corresponding Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) files (.jpg) converted from the Photoshop files. The total volume of the Photoshop set of files is approximately 133 MB and the total volume of the JPEG set of files is approximately 5 MB. All files are available via FTP.

These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002.

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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 2003-03-07
  • 2003-03-11
to present
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 71.28, S: 71.18, E: -156.15, W: -156.4

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Sea Ice > Ice Roughness
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Data Format(s):
  • Photoshop
  • JPEG
Data Contributor(s): Matthew Sturm, Julienne Stroeve

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.

Sturm, M. and J. Stroeve. 2009. AMSRIce03 Photomosaics, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center.

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