Data Access Tool

Use the selectors below to search and filter by time range and/or geographic area

Important Notice: The geographic map is currently under maintenance. Users can still search by time range and by file. 

Selected Data Set Information

Note: To select a different data set, close this window (or tab) and navigate to the data set landing page you want.

Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0477
Data Set Summary:
This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, contains a global record of the daily freeze/thaw status of the landscape. The record is derived from radiometric brightness temperatures acquired between 1979 and 2021 by four satellite-based, passive microwave sensors: the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS), and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2).