MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5
Entry ID: MOD29L2C_C5_NRT

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Abstract: MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (MOD29) data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance, sea ice by reflectance pixel Quality Assessment (QA), Ice Surface Temperature (IST), IST pixel QA, latitudes, and longitudes in Hierarchical Data Format-Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) format, along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation ... View entire text
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Description: NASA LANCE Near Real Time Data Products
Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: D. Hall, V. Salomonson
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Near Real Time (NRT) Coarse Sea Ice Extent 5-Min L2 Swath 5km, Version 5
Dataset Release Date: 2006-12-18
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: MODAPS
Version: 5
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2014-04-18
Stop Date: 2014-04-25
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 km
Longitude Resolution: 5 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5 minutes
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Quality All MODIS/Terra sea ice products are considered validated or at stage 2 meaning that accuracy has been assessed over a widely distributed set of locations and time periods via several ground-truth and validation campaigns. Quality indicators for MODIS sea ice data can be found in the following three places: * AutomaticQualityFlag and the ScienceQualityFlag metadata objects and their ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1238 KB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Phone: 301-731-2923
Email: neal.k.devine at
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Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). 1996. EOS Ground System (EGS) systems and operations concept. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center. Hall, Dorothy K., J. L. Foster, D. L. Verbyla, A. G. Klein, and C. S. Benson. 1998. Assessment of snow cover mapping accuracy in a variety of vegetation cover densities in central Alaska. Remote Sensing of the Environment 66:129-137. Hall, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-02-25
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