Arctic Sea Ice Melt Pond Statistics and Maps, 1999-2001
Entry ID: G02159

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Summary
Abstract: Visible band imagery from high-resolution satellites were acquired over four Arctic Ocean sites (three in 1999) during the summers of 1999, 2000, and 2001. The sites were within the median extent of the perennial ice pack. Imagery was analyzed using supervised maximum likelihood classification to derive either two (water and ice) or three (pond, open water, and ice) surface classes. Clouds were ... View entire text
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Description: SHEBA Reconnaissance Imagery

Description: Sea Ice Melt Pond Data from the Canadian Arctic
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 73.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fetterer, F., S. Wilds, and J. Sloan.
Dataset Title: Arctic Sea Ice Melt Pond Statistics and Maps, 1999-2001
Dataset Release Date: 2008-08-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G02159
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-08-01
Stop Date: 2001-09-30
Platform
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Quality Sun angle and light levels varied, and images varied in dynamic range. This necessitated using supervised maximum likelihood classification for the best possible classification result. Producing the surface type maps was a subjective process for which no independent checks were available. Limitations include the 1 m resolution of the images (smaller ponds are not detected), and false detections ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: fetterer at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Barber D. G., J. Yackel . The physical, radiative and microwave scattering characteristics of melt ponds on Arctic landfast sea ice. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 20, Number 10, 10 July 1999 , pp. 2069-2090(22) Duda, Richard O., and Peter E. Hart. 1973. Pattern classification and scene analysis. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 482 pp. Eicken, H., H. R. Krouse, D. Kadko, and D. K. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-10
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