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FY3A VIRR Daily VIRR Sea Ice Level 2 Product

Abstract: Daily VIRR Sea Ice Product:

Sea ice daily product includes daily sea ice image product and daily sea ice coverage grid product.Daily sea ice image product uses FY-3 VIRR data to derive sea ice cover information and produce the global sea ice cover image in the region of 10??10? around the world in day time. The resolution is 0.01?.Daily sea ice coverage grid product uses FY-3 VIRR daily sea ice cover data to calculate the sea ice coverage and produce the sea ice coverage grid product in the region of 1800?3600 around the world in day time. The resolution of a grid is o.1?.

Purpose: Daily VIRR Sea Ice Product:

FY-3 VIRR Sea ice product can be used in climate prediction, climate changing and environment changing research. It also can be used for ocean transportation, oil production safety in ocean, etc.
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Description: FENGYUN Satellite Data Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: FY3A VIRR Daily VIRR Sea Ice Level 2 Product
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-29
Dataset Release Place: Beijing, China
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1000 m
Longitude Resolution: 1000 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Data Center
FENGYUN Satellite Data Center, China Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 4006-121-701
Email: dataserver at
Contact Address:
National Satellite Meteorological Center data services
No. 46
Zhongguancun, Haidian District
South Street
City: Beijing
Postal Code: 100081
Country: China
Distribution Size: ~848.71 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23