Data Set ID:
IS2SITMOGR4

ICESat-2 L4 Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Thickness, Version 1

This data set reports monthly, gridded winter sea ice thickness across the Arctic Ocean. Sea ice thickness is estimated using ATLAS/ICESat-2 L3A Sea Ice Freeboard (ATL10), Version 4 data and NASA Eulerian Snow On Sea Ice Model (NESOSIM) snow loading.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > FREEBOARD
  • SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 88, 
S: 60, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ICESat-2, MODELS
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Sensor(s):ATLAS, NOT APPLICABLE
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2020
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Petty, A. A., N. Kurtz, R. Kwok, T. Markus, and T. A. Neumann.

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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.

Petty, A. A., N. Kurtz, R. Kwok, T. Markus, and T. A. Neumann. 2021. ICESat-2 L4 Monthly Gridded Sea Ice Thickness, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/CV6JEXEE31HF. [Date Accessed].

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