[Parameters: Topic='OCEANS', Term='SEA ICE', Variable_Level_1='SEA ICE CONCENTRATION']
EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing DataEntry ID: NSIDC-0508
Abstract: The global reprocessed sea ice concentration data set from the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) spans 1978 through 2009 and was generated with brightness temperature data from the Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) -F8, -F11, -F13, -F14, and -F15 Special Sensor Microwave/Imagers ... (SSM/Is). Sea ice concentrations were computed from atmospherically corrected SMMR and SSM/I brightness temperatures using a combination of state-of-the-art algorithms and dynamic tie-points. Gridded files are available every other day for the SMMR record from 1978 through 1987, and every day for the SSM/I record from 1987 through 2009. As this product contains data quality and error information and is unique from other sea ice products archived at NSIDC, such as those generated using the NASA Team and Bootstrap algorithms, it is especially useful for cross-validation studies.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tonboe, R., S. Eastwood, T. Lavergne, and L. T. Pedersen.
Dataset Title: EUMETSAT OSI SAF Global Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-25
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data CenterOnline Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0508
Start Date: 1978-10-27Stop Date: 2009-10-24
Temporal Resolution: 2 day
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data set includes error bars indicating uncertainties for each grid cell, and was also validated against ice charts from the National Ice Centre (NIC). Validation results are documented in a dedicated report that can be accessed from the http://osisaf.met.no/p/ice/#conc-reproc>OSI SAF Web site.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 40 GB
Distribution Format: NetCDF
Andersen, S., R. Tonboe, L. Kaleschke, G. Heygster, and L. T. Pedersen. 2007. Intercomparison of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration Retrievals over the High-Concentration Arctic Sea Ice, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08004, doi:10.1029/2006JC003543. Andersen, S., Tonboe, R., Kern, S. and H. Schyberg. 2006. Improved Retrieval of Sea Ice Total Concentration from Spaceborne Passive Microwave Observations Using Numerical Weather Prediction Model Fields: An Intercomparison of Nine Algorithms, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 104, Issue 4, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.05.013.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-01