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NSIDC-0081

Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1

This data set provides a Near-Real-Time (NRT) map of sea ice concentrations for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Version Summary:
  • June 2016

    Starting on 1 April 2016, sea ice concentration fields are computed using F18 data.
  • March 2015

    New smaller pole hole mask used: SSMIS Pole Hole.

    New spurious ice masks: NIC Valid Ice Masks..
  • 1999

    Initial release of this data product.

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