Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0611

EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age, Version 3

This data set provides weekly estimates of sea ice age for the Arctic Ocean from remotely sensed sea ice motion and sea ice extent.

There is a more recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

The input ice motion data used for this data set is now derived from NSIDC-0116 Version 3 data.

Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE AGE
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 48.4, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):BUOYS, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-14, NOAA-16, NOAA-7, NOAA-9, Nimbus-7
Spatial Resolution:
  • 12.5 km x 12.5 km
Sensor(s):AVHRR, DRIFTING BUOYS, SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1984 to 28 February 2017
Version(s):V3
Temporal Resolution7 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Mark Tschudi, Chuck Fowler, Jim Maslanik, J Stewart, Walter Meier

Geographic Coverage

No access options.

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.

Tschudi, M., C. Fowler, J. Maslanik, J. S. Stewart, and W. N. Meier. 2016. EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age, Version 3. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/PFSVFZA9Y85G. [Date Accessed].

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How To

How to Import EASE-Grid Sea Ice Age in to ArcGIS
This article describes the actions to perform in order work with NSIDC-0611 in ArcGIS. At the time of writing, this tutorial is relevant for ArcMap10.5 and earlier. The following steps will show you how to prepare the binary files for import, format conversion, and geolocation/projection. 1.... read more
V0 Programmatic Data Access Guide
Data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system. We provide basic command line Wget and curl instructions for HTTPS file system downloads below. For questions about programmatic access to NSIDC... read more