Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0081)
Data set:
NSIDC-0081
There is a more recent version of these data.
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.

Overview

This data set is retired and no longer available for download. We recommend using the newest version of Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations data set as an alternative. This data set provides a Near-Real-Time (NRT) map of sea ice concentrations for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Parameter(s):
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Platform(s):
DMSP 5D-3/F17, DMSP 5D-3/F18
Sensor(s):
SSMIS
Data Format(s):
PNG, Binary
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 2015 to 2 January 2023
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Spatial Resolution:
25 km
25 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-39.23
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180
N:
90
S:
30.98
E:
180
W:
-180

Data Access & Tools

This data set has been retired. There is a more recent version of these data.

Help Articles

Getting started

NSIDC currently archives passive microwave sea ice concentration products based on two algorithms: the NASA Team algorithm and the Bootstrap algorithm. Both algorithms were developed by researchers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the 1980s.

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. Users have the option to