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Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness
Entry ID: NSIDC-0393

Abstract: This data set provides measurements of sea ice freeboard and sea ice thickness for the Arctic region. The data were derived from measurements made by from the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument, the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), and climatologies of snow and drift of ice.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 86.0   S: 65.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yi, D. and H. J. Zwally.
Dataset Title: Arctic Sea Ice Freeboard and Thickness
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0393
Dataset Release Date: 2009-04-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-02-17
Stop Date: 2008-03-21
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 70 m
Longitude Resolution: 70 m
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 17 MB
Distribution Format: Binary
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Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Cryospheric Sciences Branch
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Zwally, H. J., D. Yi, R. Kwok, and Y. Zhao. 2008. ICESat Measurements of Sea Ice Freeboard and Estimates of Sea Ice Thickness in the Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 113(C02S15), doi: 10.1029/2007JC004284. Warren, S. G., I. G. Rigor, N. Untersteiner, V. F. Radionov, N. N. Bryazgin, Y. I. Aleksandrov, and R. Colony. 1999. Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice. Journal of Climate 12: 1814 - 1829. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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