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Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0051


Summary
Abstract: This data set is generated from brightness temperature data and is designed to provide a consistent time series of sea ice concentrations spanning the coverage of several passive microwave instruments.The data are provided in the polar stereographic projection at a grid cell size of 25 x 25 km.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -39.23   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 90.0   S: 30.98   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, P. Gloersen, and H. J. Zwally.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0051
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0051
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-26
Stop Date: 2015-12-31
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 month

ISO Topic Category
Quality NSIDC staff visually checks the entire set of data files and selected graphics files. This includes checks for proper file structure, comparisons to existing SMMR-, SSM/I-, and SSMIS-derived sea ice concentration grids, masks, and information files, and examination of data quality. Some weather-related effects and land contamination are still present. The amount and spatial distribution of those ... View entire text
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Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC DAAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 102.7 KB
Distribution Format: Binary
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Abdalati, W., K. Steffen, C. Otto, and K. C. Jezek. 1995. Comparison of Brightness Temperatures from SSM/I instruments on the DMSP-F8 and -F11 satellites for Antarctica and the Greenland Ice Sheet. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 16(7):1223-1229. Ackley, S. F. 1979. Mass Balance Aspects of Weddell Sea Pack Ice. Journal of Glaciology 24(90):391-406. Ackley, S. F., A. J. Gow, K. R. Buck, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1996-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-27


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