Polar Stereographic Valid Ice Masks Derived from National Ice Center Monthly Sea Ice Climatologies, Version 1 (NSIDC-0622)
Data set:
NSIDC-0622
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Initial release

Overview

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.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Walter
    Meier
  • Julienne
    Stroeve
  • Florence
    Fetterer
  • Matthew
    Savoie
  • Hannah
    Wilcox
Parameter(s):
SEA ICE
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, RADARSAT-2, SHIPS
Sensor(s):
AVHRR, DRIFTING BUOYS, OLS, SAR, SMMR, SSM/I, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
NetCDF
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1972 to 31 December 2007
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
39.5
E:
180
W:
-180

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