Arctic Sea Ice
Arctic sea ice image from daily-averaged Arctic and Antarctic Ice Extent, QuikSCAT, 1999-2004 Dataset.
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Ocean Surface Winds
Map of ocean surface winds on July 15, 2008, from SeaWinds Scatterometer aboard the QuikSCAT. Image courtesy of NOAA/NESDID.
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QuikScat sigma-0 measurements of Antarctica and surrounding sea ice in July 1999. Image courtesy of BYU.
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Wind Speeds
Wind Speed Image from BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Datasets. Image courtesy of BYU.
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Scatterometry Overview

The NASA-funded Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) generated a comprehensive suite of processed scatterometer imagery to support climate studies. NSIDC collaborated with Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) to develop integrated active/passive microwave sensor products. Products created by the collaboration include sea ice motion, melt onset/freeze over sea ice, sea ice type and extent, and Greenland accumulation and melt.