Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0726

Daily Lake Ice Phenology Time Series Derived from AMSR-E and AMSR2, Version 1

The Daily Lake Ice Phenology Time Series Derived from AMSR-E and AMSR2 provides 5 km ice phenology retrievals describing daily lake ice conditions (ice-on/ice-off) over the Northern Hemisphere. This satellite-based data set allows for rapid assessment and regional monitoring of seasonal ice coverage over large lakes with resulting accuracy suitable for global change studies. Data are provided in the 5 km Northern Hemisphere Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid 2.0 (EASE-Grid 2.0).

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Parameter(s):
  • SNOW/ICE > LAKE ICE
Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 0, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AQUA, GCOM-W1
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km x 5 km
Sensor(s):AMSR-E, AMSR2
Temporal Coverage:
  • 4 June 2002 to 3 October 2011
  • 24 July 2012 to 31 December 2015
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jinyang Du, John Kimball

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Du, J. and J. S. Kimball. 2018. Daily Lake Ice Phenology Time Series Derived from AMSR-E and AMSR2, 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/HT4NQO7ZJF7M. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Du, J., J. S. Kimball, C. Duguay, Y. Kim, and J. D. Watts. 2017. Satellite microwave assessment of Northern Hemisphere lake ice phenology from 2002 to 2015, The Cryosphere. 11. 47-63. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-47-2017

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