[Parameters: Topic='OCEANS', Term='SEA ICE', Variable_Level_1='SEA ICE CONCENTRATION']
Level 2 Sea ice concentration (AMSR2) productEntry ID: GCOM-W1_Level2_AMSR2_SIC
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM-W1 satellite is a remote sensing instrument for measuring weak microwave emission from the surface and the atmosphere of the Earth. From about 700 km above the Earth, AMSR2 will provide us highly accurate measurements of the intensity of microwave emission and scattering.
The antenna of AMSR2 rotates once per 1.5 seconds and ... obtains data over a 1450 km swath. This conical scan mechanism enables AMSR2 to acquire a set of daytime and nighttime data with more than 99% coverage of the Earth every 2 days.
Definition of Level2 data processing
* Swath data with geolocation information
* Geophysical parameters
* ½ orbit starting from northern/southern-most latitudes
Following is the detail of product.
Procut: Sea ice concentration
Area : Polar region, over ocean
Grid : 15(Km)
Data relase threshhold: ±10 %
Standard: ±10 %
Goal: ±5 %
Range : 0-100 %
Other : Accuracy is expressed in absolute value of sea ice concentration (%).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JAXA
Dataset Title: Level 2 Sea ice concentration (AMSR2) product
ISO Topic Category
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-06