Data Set ID:

Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness, Version 1

This data set provides measurements of sea ice freeboard and sea ice thickness for the Arctic region. The data were derived from measurements made by from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument, the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and climatologies of snow and drift of ice.

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Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
  • PNG
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 86, 
S: 65, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):DMSP, ICESAT
Spatial Resolution:
  • 70 m x 70 m
Sensor(s):GLAS, SSM/I
Temporal Coverage:
  • 17 February 2008 to 21 March 2008
  • 20 May 2005 to 23 June 2005
  • 17 February 2005 to 24 March 2005
  • 3 October 2004 to 8 November 2004
  • 18 May 2004 to 21 June 2004
  • 17 February 2004 to 21 March 2004
  • 25 September 2003 to 19 November 2003
  • 20 February 2003 to 29 March 2003
  • 4 October 2008 to 19 October 2008
  • 21 October 2005 to 24 November 2005
  • 22 February 2006 to 27 March 2006
  • 24 May 2006 to 26 June 2006
  • 25 October 2006 to 27 November 2006
  • 12 March 2007 to 14 April 2007
  • 2 October 2007 to 5 November 2007
(updated 2014-04-15)
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Donghui Yi, H. Zwally

Geographic Coverage

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Yi, D. and H. J. Zwally. 2009, updated 2014-04-15. Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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