Short Name:
G02202

NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration, Version 4

This data set provides a Climate Data Record (CDR) of sea ice concentration from passive microwave data. The CDR algorithm output is a rule-based combination of ice concentration estimates from two well-established algorithms: the NASA Team (NT) algorithm (Cavalieri et al. 1984) and NASA Bootstrap (BT) algorithm (Comiso 1986). The CDR is a consistent, daily and monthly time series of sea ice concentrations from 25 October 1978 through the most recent processing for both the north and south polar regions. All data are on a 25 km x 25 km grid. Notice: The Version 3 Sea Ice Concentration CDR data will continue to be available through December 2021. You can access the Version 3 data from the <a href="https://nsidc.org/data/g02202/versions/3/">Version 3 Sea Ice Concentration CDR data set</a> landing page. Note: A near-real-time version of this data set also exists to fill the gap between the time that this data set is updated through to the present. The data set is called the Near-Real-Time NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentration (https://nsidc.org/data/g10016).

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