• On Wednesday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mountain Time), the following data collections may not be available due to planned system maintenance: AMSR Unified, AMSR-E, Aquarius, High Mountain Asia, IceBridge, ICESat/GLAS, ICESat-2, LVIS, MEaSUREs, MODIS, SMAP, SnowEx, SSM/I-SSMIS and VIIRS.

  • MODIS Collection 6.1 has been fully reprocessed and temporal coverage is now complete. MODIS Collection 6.0 data sets will be processed continuously through the end of 2022. Data for C6.0 will likely remain available for just a few months thereafter.

MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Night, Version 6 (MOD29P1N)
Data set:
MOD29P1N
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Version Summary
Sea ice extent and ice surface temperature algorithms and data sets are the same as Version 5. However, revisions and improvements for Version 6 to algorithm inputs have improved sea ice outputs as follows:


  • Revised calibration of MOD02 thermal bands 31 and 32 decreased calculated brightness temperatures by about -0.01 K and improved accuracy for very cold scenes;

  • The Version 6 land/water mask in the MOD03 geolocation product increased the accuracy of water body and coastline maps;

  • Revisions to the MOD35_L2 cloud mask algorithm have increased the accuracy of cloud detection.

Overview

MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Night (MOD29P1N) data set contains tiles of daily 1 km resolution nighttime ice surface temperatures and quality assessment data, gridded to the Equal Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid).
Data Contributor(s):
Hall, D. K. and G. A. Riggs.
Parameter(s):
ICE TEMPERATURE
Platform(s):
Terra
Sensor(s):
MODIS
Data Format(s):
XML, JPEG, HDF-EOS2
Temporal Coverage:
24 February 2000 to present
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
1 km
1 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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Getting started

For the snow cover and sea ice products, users can use MODIS Collections 6 and 6.1 together.
The lag time between observations and availability of MODIS products is only a few days. Lag time may be extended due to satellite maneuvers and extra quality assurance required for the geolocation data after the maneuver.
The following table describes the data subsetting, reformatting, and reprojection services that are currently available for MODIS data via the NASA Earthdata Search tool.

How To

Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.
To convert HDF5 files into binary format you will need to use the h5dump utility, which is part of the HDF5 distribution available from the HDF Group. How you install HDF5 depends on your operating system.
Data subscriptions are available for select NSIDC DAAC data collections (found below). Our subscription service automatically sends you new data as they are delivered from active NASA satellite missions.
All 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, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below. 
NASA Earthdata Search is a map-based interface where a user can search for Earth science data, filter results based on spatial and temporal constraints, and order data with customizations including re-formatting, re-projecting, and spatial and parameter subsetting.
NASA Worldview uses the Global Imagery Browse Service (GIBS) to provide up to date, full resolution imagery for select NSIDC DAAC data sets (see attachments below).
NASA's Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) provides up to date, full resolution imagery for selected NSIDC DAAC data sets.