NSIDC-0009_1

Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    Daily and monthly averaged sea ice concentrations from the Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) are available for the Arctic and Antarctic from 12 December 1972 through 31 December 1976 at 25 km gridded resolution. Raw data were reprocessed to include ocean masks that reduce weather effects and coastal contamination, and to include a 15 percent ice threshold. Reprocessed data are in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) and are available via FTP.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
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    NIMBUS-5
    Instruments
    • ESMR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Continent
    • Antarctica
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

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    • Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center