MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Day V003
Entry ID: MOD29P1D3

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Abstract: Sea ice products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
include level 2 swath data and level 3 gridded day and night composites, at 1 km
resolution. Level 3 products consist of tiles of data, approximately 1200 km by
1200 km in area, gridded in a Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area (EASE-Grid)
projection. The sea ice algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Sea Ice
Index (NDSI) and ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: MODIS Snow and Ice Products at NSIDC DAAC Page
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: G. Riggs, D. Hall, V. Salomonson
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Day V003
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-05-24
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Temporal Resolution: Daily
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MOD29P1D3

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 or 8-mm tape
Distribution Size: 6.40 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Fees: unknown
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Mail stop 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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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, D.K., A.B. Tait, G.A. Riggs, and
V.V. Salomonson. 1998. Algorithm theoretical basis document (ATBD) for
the MODIS snow-, lake ice- and sea ice- mapping algorithms (Version
4.0). Electronic version is available online at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-06-04
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