NSIDC-0028_1

DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    These sea ice concentrations have been generated by applying the NASA Team algorithm to DMSP F8 SSM/I brightness temperature observations from 19 GHz (vertical and horizontal), 37- and 22 GHz vertical frequencies, calculating two gradients for use as weather filters. Global coverage is provided, but sea ice concentrations are only derived for ocean, ice, and possible ice surfaces poleward of 35 degrees latitude, from 1 August 1987 through 30 November 1988. In the Northern Hemisphere, where data are not filtered due to weather effects, first-year and multi-year concentrations (in percent) are calculated; total ice concentration is taken as the sum of these two. Only total ice is calculated for the Southern Hemisphere. 25 km swath data are in HDF, available via FTP.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 2

    Quality
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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    DMSP 5D-2/F8
    Instruments
    • SSM/I

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • 1 303 492 2468
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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    Michael Goodman

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    Michael Goodman

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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    • DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center