Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0532

MEaSUREs Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, Version 1

This data set, part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides a daily record of Arctic sea ice characteristics for the years 1979 through 2012 derived from passive microwave brightness temperatures. Characteristics include the location of sea ice cover, sea ice age, day of melt onset, and status of melt onset. Data are gridded in the 25 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) 2.0 and provided as netCDF files.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

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Data: Data integrity and usability verified

Documentation: Key metadata and user guide available

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE AGE
  • SEA ICE > SNOW MELT
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Aqua, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F17, Nimbus-7, Terra
Spatial Resolution:
  • 25 km x 25 km
Sensor(s):AMSR-E, SMMR, SSM/I, SSMIS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1979 to 31 December 2012
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Mark Anderson, Angela Bliss, Mark Tschudi

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As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Anderson, M., A. C. Bliss, and M. Tschudi. 2014. MEaSUREs Arctic Sea Ice Characterization Daily 25km EASE-Grid 2.0, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/CRYOSPHERE/nsidc-0532.001. [Date Accessed].

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