Data Sets

NSIDC archives and distributes a variety of data sets in the polar stereographic projection. The products are grouped in the following categories:

Brightness Temperature Products

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 12.5 km 1 day, 5 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, Snow Depth
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 25 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 6.25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature
DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 4 N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1987/07/09 to 2015/12/31 25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature
Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 1 N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180
N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2015/01/01 25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature
Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2 N: 90, S: 50, E: 180, W: -180
N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1972/12/11 to 1977/05/16 25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature
Nimbus-7 SMMR Polar Gridded Radiances and Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/25 to 1987/08/20 25 km 2 day Brightness Temperature, Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

Sea Ice Products

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 12.5 km 1 day, 5 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, Snow Depth
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 25 km Brightness Temperature & Sea Ice Concentration Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 25 km 1 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration
Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 2 N: -39, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 to 2014/12/31 25 km 1 day, 1 month Sea Ice Concentration
Near-Real-Time DMSP SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2015/01/01 to 2016/07/22 25 km 1 day Sea Ice Concentration
Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
1972/12/13 to 1977/05/11 25 km 1 day, 1 month Sea Ice Concentration
Nimbus-7 SMMR Polar Gridded Radiances and Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/25 to 1987/08/20 25 km 2 day Brightness Temperature, Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration
NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration, Version 2 N: 89.84, S: 31.1, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.36, S: -89.84, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 to 2014/12/31 25 km 1 day Sea Ice Concentration
Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data, Version 1 N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 to 2015/12/31 25 km 1 day, 1 month Sea Ice Concentration
Sea Ice Index, Version 1 N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 to 2016/07/05 25 km 1 day Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Sea Ice Concentration
Sea Ice Index, Version 2 N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 25 km 1 day Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Sea Ice Concentration
Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 1 N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
1978/10/26 to 2013/12/31 25 km Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

Snow on Sea Ice Products

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
AMSR-E/Aqua Daily L3 12.5 km Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, & Snow Depth Polar Grids, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30.98, E: 180, W: -180
N: -39.23, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
2002/06/01 to 2011/10/04 12.5 km 1 day, 5 day Brightness Temperature, Sea Ice Concentration, Snow Depth
Snow Melt Onset Over Arctic Sea Ice from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS Brightness Temperatures, Version 3 N: 90, S: 30, E: 180, W: -180 1979/01/01 to 2012/12/31 25 km 12 month Snow Melt