How to display and analyze the Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data

The Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data are distributed in gridded binary format. NSIDC provides IDL routines to ingest and read the data. These tools can be found at the Polar Stereographic Tools Web page.

If you are interested in importing the data to ArcGIS, you can follow our instructions to import the native binary files.