Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0622

Polar Stereographic Valid Ice Masks Derived from National Ice Center Monthly Sea Ice Climatologies, Version 1

These valid ice masks provide a way to remove spurious ice caused by residual weather effects and land spillover in passive microwave data. They are derived from the National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies data set and show where ice could possibly exist based on where it has existed in the past. There are 12 valid ice masks, one for each month, in netCDF-CF 1.6 compliant files with all associated metadata. The data are on a 304 x 448 grid and are available via FTP.

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Version Summary:

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT > SEA ICE
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 39.5, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT, BUOYS, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F8, NOAA-11, NOAA-14, NOAA-15, NOAA-7, NOAA-9, Nimbus-7, Nimbus-7, RADARSAT-2, SHIPS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):AVHRR, DRIFTING BUOYS, OLS, SAR, SMMR, SSM/I, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1972 to 31 December 2007
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Walter Meier, Julienne Stroeve, Florence Fetterer, Matthew Savoie, Hannah Wilcox

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Meier, W. N., J. Stroeve, F. Fetterer, M. Savoie, and H. Wilcox. 2015. Polar Stereographic Valid Ice Masks Derived from National Ice Center Monthly Sea Ice Climatologies, 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/M4PUJAQRI2DS. [Date Accessed].

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