NSIDC-0079_3

Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 3

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  • Abstract
    This sea ice concentration data set was derived using measurements from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) on the Nimbus-7 satellite and from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) sensors on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's (DMSP) -F8, -F11, and -F13 satellites. Measurements from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard DMSP-F17 are also included. The data set has been generated using the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) Bootstrap Algorithm with daily varying tie-points. Daily (every other day prior to July 1987) and monthly data are available for both the north and south polar regions. Data are gridded on the SSM/I polar stereographic grid (25 x 25 km) and provided in two-byte integer format. Data are available via FTP.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Planned

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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
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    DMSP 5D-2/F11
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    DMSP 5D-2/F13
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    DMSP 5D-2/F8
    Instruments
    • SSM/I
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    DMSP 5D-3/F17
    Instruments
    • SSMIS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    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
    • 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
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Davis Straight
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Gulf Of St Lawrence

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

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Data Contacts

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  • Josephino
    Technical Contact
    Josephino Comiso

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
    Cryospheric Sciences Branch
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • Josephino
    Technical Contact
    Josephino Comiso

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
    Cryospheric Sciences Branch
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

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    NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

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    • Email
  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

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    • Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS, Version 3
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center