NSIDC-0192_2

Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 2

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  • Abstract
    NSIDC provides this data set to aid in the investigations of the variability and trends of sea ice cover. Ice cover in these data are indicated by sea ice concentration: the percentage of the ocean surface covered by ice. The ice-covered area indicates how much ice is present; it is the total area of a pixel multiplied by the ice concentration in that pixel. Ice persistence is the percentage of months over the data set time period that ice existed at a location. The ice-extent indicates whether ice is present; here, ice is considered to exist in a pixel if the sea ice concentration exceeds 15 percent. This data set provides users with data about total ice-covered areas, sea ice extent, ice persistence, and monthly climatologies of sea ice concentrations.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 4

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Planned

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Ice Extent
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Ice Extent
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
Other Descriptive Keywords
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-2/F11
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-2/F13
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-2/F15
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-2/F8
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Satellite
    DMSP 5D-3/F17
    Instruments
    • SSMIS
  • Satellite
    NIMBUS-5
    Instruments
    • ESMR
  • Satellite
    NIMBUS-7
    Instruments
    • SMMR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Barents Sea
    • Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
    • Bellingshausen Sea
    • Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean
    • North Pacific Ocean
    • Bering Sea
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Hudson Bay
    • Ocean
    • Indian Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
    • Ross Sea
    • Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean
    • North Pacific Ocean
    • Sea Of Okhotsk
    • Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
    • Weddell Sea
    • Continent
    • Antarctica
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    DISTRIBUTOR

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    ORIGINATOR

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Data Contacts

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  • Julienne
    Technical Contact
    Julienne Stroeve

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

  • Walt
    Technical Contact
    Walt Meier

    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • Julienne
    Technical Contact
    Julienne Stroeve

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

  • Walt
    Technical Contact
    Walt Meier

    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
    User Services
    NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    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
  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    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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    Collection Citations
    • Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 2
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center