Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0589

Satellite Observations of Arctic Change, Version 1

The purpose of this site is to expose NASA satellite data and research on Arctic change in the form of maps that illustrate the changes taking place in the Arctic over time. A high-speed internet connection is recommended for map viewing. This site is presented with support from NASA Earth Sciences.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial Release

Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX > NORMALIZED DIFFERENCE VEGETATION INDEX (NDVI)
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
  • FROZEN GROUND > SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
  • VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > WATER VAPOR
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 66.5622, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Aqua, BALLOONS, DMSP, DMSP 5D-3/F17, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, Nimbus-7, TIROS-N, Terra
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):AMSR-E, MODIS, RADIOMETERS, RADIOSONDES, SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS, TOVS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1966
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Geographic Coverage

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.

National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2014. Satellite Observations of Arctic Change, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N57D2S3M. [Date Accessed].
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