MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Day, Version 61 (MYD29P1D)
This is the most recent version of these data.
This C61 product is identical in format to the C6 version and the C61 reprocessing does not contain any change to the science algorithm used to generate this product. Any improvement or change in the C61 product compared to the C6 product is from changes and enhancements to the calibration approach used to generate the input products and changes to the polarization correction used in this collection reprocessing.
This global Level-3 (L3) data set provides daily daytime sea ice extent and ice surface temperature derived from the 'MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 1km' (https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD29.061) product. Each data granule is a tile consisting of 10° x 10° of data gridded to the Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid). The terms "Version 61" and "Collection 6.1" are used interchangeably in reference to this release of MODIS data.
ICE EXTENT ICE TEMPERATURE
4 July 2002 to present
Spatial Reference System(s):
NSIDC EASE-Grid North
NSIDC EASE-Grid South
Yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.
Data Access & Tools
Product Specification Documents
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