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MODIS Composite Based Maps of East Antarctic Fast Ice Coverage
Entry ID: modis_20day_fast_ice

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Abstract: Maps of East Antarctic landfast sea-ice extent, generated from approx. 250,000 1 km visible/thermal infrared cloud-free MODIS composite imagery (augmented with AMSR-E 6.25-km sea-ice concentration composite imagery when required).

Because of imperfections in the MODIS composite images (typically caused by inaccurate cloud masking, persistent cloud in a given region, and/or a highly dynamic ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.5   S: -72.0   E: 172.0   W: -10.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fraser, A.D. and Massom, R.
Dataset Title: MODIS Composite Based Maps of East Antarctic Fast Ice Coverage
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-12-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 km
Longitude Resolution: 2 km
Temporal Resolution: 20 days
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Access Constraints The data can be downloaded from the provided URL
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 3 MB
Distribution Format: Images
Fees: Free
Email: adfraser at
Contact Address:
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Fraser, A. D., R. A. Massom, and K. J. Michael (2010), Generation of high-resolution East Antarctic landfast sea-ice maps from cloud-free MODIS satellite composite imagery, Elsevier Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 12, 2888-2896, doi:doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.07.006

Fraser, A. D., R. A. Massom, and K. J. Michael (2009), A method for compositing polar MODIS satellite images to remove cloud cover for landfast sea-ice detection, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, 9, 3272-3282, doi:doi:10.1109/TGRS.2009.2019726
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24