Data Sets

This page lists the Sea Ice Prediction Network target data products currently available. Data sets suitable for both hindcast evaluations and seasonal forecasting are listed. Near Real Time data sets are listed at the top of each section. If you are interested in contributing your data to the list of Sea Ice Prediction Network data sets, please Email: Julienne Stroeve, NSIDC (Project PI / NSF PI).

New Data

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Arctic Buoys - Snow Depth Data and Images, Version 1 (NSIDC-0671)

2016/01/01

Unified sea ice thickness climate data record, Version 1 (NSIDC-0672)

1948/01/01

Sea Ice Concentration/Extent

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids, Version 3 (AE_SI12)

N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180

N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04
12.5 km 1 day, 5 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, Snow Depth

Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 2 (NSIDC-0079)

N: -39, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/26 to 2015/12/31
25 km 1 day, 1 month Sea Ice Concentration

ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Sea Ice Essential Climate Variables (ECV) project, Version 1 (NSIDC-0687)

2008/01/01 to 2008/12/31

EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0508)

N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/27 to 2009/10/24
2 day Sea Ice Concentration

Global Products for Ice Concentration, Ice Edge, Ice Type, Sea Ice Drift, Version 1 (NSIDC-0678)

2005/01/01

HadISST Monthly Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0682)

1870/01/01

Ice Analysis Products and Polar Ice Extent, Version 1 (NSIDC-0679)

1994/01/01

IMS Daily Northern Hemisphere Snow and Ice Analysis at 1 km, 4 km, and 24 km Resolutions, Version 1 (G02156)

N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180

1997/02/04 1 km 1 day Ice Extent, Snow Cover

Lead Detection in Arctic Sea Ice from CryoSat-2, Version 1 (NSIDC-0680)

2011/01/01 to 2015/02/28

MASAM2: Daily 4 km Arctic Sea Ice Concentration, Version 1 (G10005)

N: 90, S: 29.08, E: 180, W: -180

2012/07/03 4 km 1 day Sea Ice Concentration

MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Day, Version 6 (MYD29P1D)

N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2002/07/04 1 km 1 day Ice Extent, Ice Temperature

MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Night, Version 6 (MOD29P1N)

N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2000/02/24 1 km 1 day Ice Temperature

Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH), Version 1 (G02186)

N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180

2006/01/01 4 km 1 day Ice Edges, Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt

Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0081)

N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180

N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2015/01/01 to 2016/12/04
25 km 1 day Sea Ice Concentration

NOAA High-resolution (0.25° x 0.25°) Blended Analysis of Daily SST and Ice, OISSTv2, Version 1 (NSIDC-0676)

1981/09/01

NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration, Version 2 (G02202)

N: 89.84, S: 31.1, E: 180, W: -180

N: -39.36, S: -89.84, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/26 to 2015/12/31
25 km 1 day Sea Ice Concentration

Sample monthly and daily sea ice product from 10 different algorithms, Version 1 (NSIDC-0681)

2012/01/01 to 2012/12/31

Sea Ice Concentration data from AMSR-E, AMSR2 & SSMIS, U Bremen and U Hamburg ASI algorithm, Version 1 (NSIDC-0675)

2002/06/01

Sea Ice Concentration Data from HadISST, Version 1 (NSIDC-0685)

1870/01/01 to 2012/09/30

Sea Ice Concentration Data from NOAA OI, Version 1 (NSIDC-0683)

1981/10/01 to 2012/09/30

Sea Ice Concentration Data Reprocessed from SMMR and SSM/I, Version 1 (NSIDC-0684)

1979/01/01 to 2009/12/31

Sea Ice Concentration Maps Daily and Monthly Sea Ice Concentration Maps (Near Real Time), Version 1 (NSIDC-0673)

1992/01/01

Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0051)

N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/26 to 2015/12/31
25 km 1 month, 1 day Sea Ice Concentration

Sea Ice Index, Version 2 (G02135)

N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/26 25 km 1 day Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Sea Ice Concentration

SSMIS Sea Ice Concentration Maps on 10 km Polar Stereographic Grid, Version 1 (NSIDC-0674)

2005/01/01

The Cryosphere Today - Polar Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0677)

1979/01/01

Walsh and Chapman Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice, Version 1 (NSIDC-0686)

1870/01/01 to 2011/12/31

Ice Thickness, Snow Depth

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Arctic Buoys - Snow Depth Data and Images, Version 1 (NSIDC-0671)

2016/01/01

Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness, Version 1 (NSIDC-0393)

N: 86, S: 65, E: 180, W: -180

2008/02/17 to 2008/03/21

2005/05/20 to 2005/06/23

2005/02/17 to 2005/03/24

2004/10/03 to 2004/11/08

2004/05/18 to 2004/06/21

2004/02/17 to 2004/03/21

2003/09/25 to 2003/11/19

2003/02/20 to 2003/03/29

2008/10/04 to 2008/10/19

2005/10/21 to 2005/11/24

2006/02/22 to 2006/03/27

2006/05/24 to 2006/06/26

2006/10/25 to 2006/11/27

2007/03/12 to 2007/04/14

2007/10/02 to 2007/11/05
70 m 1 day Ice Depth/Thickness, Sea Ice

AWI CryoSat-2 Sea-Thickness Data Product Maps, Version 1 (NSIDC-0689)

2011/01/01

CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Freeboard, Thickness, and Snow Depth Quick Look, Version 1 (NSIDC-0707)

2014/03/01 to 2014/03/31

Gridded Observational Sea Ice Thickness Products, Version 1 (NSIDC-0690)

1993/01/01 to 2014/12/31

IceBridge Sea Ice Freeboard, Snow Depth, and Thickness Quick Look, Version 1 (NSIDC-0708)

L3C SMOS Sea Ice Thickness, Version 1 (NSIDC-0688)

2010/10/15 to 2011/04/15

Unified sea ice thickness climate data record, Version 1 (NSIDC-0672)

1948/01/01

Ice Type

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age, Version 3 (NSIDC-0611)

N: 90, S: 48.4, E: 180, W: -180

1978/11/01 to 2015/05/31
12.5 km 7 day Sea Ice Age

Global Sea Ice Types, Version 1 (NSIDC-0691)

Ice Motion

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km Sea Ice Drift Polar Grids, Version 1 (AE_SID)

N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180

N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2011/06/01 to 2011/10/03
6.25 km 1 day Microwave Imagery, Sea Ice Motion

Global Mapping Of Arctic Sea Ice Drift, Version 1 (NSIDC-0695)

1992/01/01

Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion Vectors, Version 3 (NSIDC-0116)

N: -53.2028, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

N: 90, S: 48.4, E: 180, W: -180

1978/10/25 to 2015/05/31
25 km 1 month, 7 day, 1 day Ice Velocity, Sea Ice Motion

Sea Ice Motion Maps with 24 hours span, on 20.0 km Polar Stereographic Grid, Version 1 (NSIDC-0693)

2005/01/01

Sea Ice Motion Maps with 48 hours span, on 62.5 km Polar Stereographic Grid, Version 1 (NSIDC-0694)

2006/10/01 to 2009/12/31

Melt Ponds / Melt Onset / Freeze-up

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Arctic Sea Ice Melt Pond Statistics and Maps, 1999-2001, Version 1 (G02159)

N: 90, S: 73, E: 180, W: -180

1999/08/01 to 2001/09/30
Albedo, Heat Flux, Ice Floes, Ice Growth/Melt, Ice Roughness, Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic Sea Ice Melt, Version 1 (NSIDC-0696)

1979/01/01

Melt Pond Distribution on Arctic Sea Ice, Version 1 (NSIDC-0697)

2000/05/09 to 2011/09/13

Ship-Collected Data

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

Ice Watch Current and Archive Ice Observations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0705)

2006/01/01 to 2013/12/31

Community-Based Observations

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

SIZONet community-based observations Sea ice, weather, and wildlife, Version 1 (NSIDC-0706)

2006/01/01

See Also

Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS)

ANISTIAMO Project. Ice thickness, ice concentration, and ice drift data for the Barents and Kara seas. Ice thickness product based on Topaz-4 ice model data, AMSR2 brightness temperature, SAR data, and air temperatures from European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF). Daily sea ice drift computed from SAR data. Daily sea ice concentration from AMSR2 at 10 km spatial resolution. Registration required for data download.

Arctic Data Coordination Network

Arctic Sea Ice Maps and Graphs. A compiled list of daily-updated graphs and maps for monitoring arctic sea ice (extent, area, concentration, temps, webcams, etc.).

Arctic Sea-Ice Measurement Campaign Coordination. An international overview of where arctic researchers are collecting sea ice data over the summer.

Barrow Area Information Database (BAID). Historic radar imagery of shorefast ice extent in Barrow region.

DMi Centre for Ocean and Ice. Northern hemisphere sea ice extent.

Ensemble Forecasts of Arctic and Bering Sea Ice from the Polar Science Center. Two sea-ice forecasting websites developed by researchers at the Polar Science Center, including "Seasonal Ensemble Forecasts of Arctic Sea Ice" and "High-Resolution Hindcast and Ensemble Forecast of Sea Ice in the Bering Sea."

EUMETSAT Network - Ocean and Sea Ice SAF

Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA)

Finnish Meteorological Institute. Ice conditions.

Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) . Satellite imagery of sea ice leads, open water and shorefast ice extent.

Historical Sea Ice Atlas. Alaska sea ice, mid-1800s to the present.

Hydrographic Data From Argo Profilers. Coriolis Operational Oceanography. Data from an array of temperature/salinity profiling floats, provided by the Coriolis data center; primarily covers the Nordic Seas and the northern North Atlantic Ocean.

IARC-JAXA. Arctic Sea Ice Monitor, Near Real Time.

National Weather Service Ice Desk. 5-day sea ice forecasts, sea surface temperature chart of Alaskan waters, graphic analysis of sea surface temperature and sea ice, NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office, Anchorage, 5-day, 250 meters to 4 kilometers, from NASA MODIS, SNPP from GINA at UAF, and NOAA POES AVHRR.

NOAA National Data Buoy Center

NOAA Realtime Data and Climate Indices. Additional realtime data and climate indices.

NSIDC Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis

NSIDC Field Observations and Operational Charts of Sea Ice Data. Sea ice charts, sea ice drift and velocity, sea ice concentration and extent, sea ice thickness, sea ice age, and others from ships, buoys, upward-looking sonar, and manned research stations.

Seasonal Climate Forecast from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. This page displays seasonal climate anomalies from the National Centers for Environmental Protection (NCEP) coupled forecast system model version 2 (CFSv2). http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/CFSv2/CFSv2seasonal.shtml

University of Alaska Sea Ice Group at the Geophysical Institute - Ice Observatories. Observations at Barrow, Sea ice webcam, Ice radar, Mass balance of landfast ice and sea level.