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MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day
Entry ID: MOD29E1D

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Summary
Abstract: MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day (MOD29E1D) data set contains fields for sea ice by reflectance and Ice Surface Temperature (IST). Each data granule covers the entire globe with two separate arrays of 4501 x 4501 pixels: one for the Arctic and one for the Antarctic. The MODIS sea ice algorithm uses a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) modified for sea ice to distinguish sea ice from open ocean based on reflective and thermal characteristics. Data are stored in HDF-EOS format, and are available from 24 February 2000 to present via FTP. Data can also be obtained in GeoTIFF format by ordering the data through the Data Pool.
Related URL
Description: MODIS Data at NSIDC
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hall, D. K., V. V. Salomonson, and G. A. Riggs.
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Sea Ice Extent and IST Daily L3 Global 4km EASE-Grid Day
Dataset Release Date: 2006-12-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 5
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/mod29e1d.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-24
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 km
Longitude Resolution: 4 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Quality All MODIS/Terra sea ice products are considered validated at stage two, meaning that product accuracy has been assessed over a widely distributed set of locations and time periods via several ground truth and validation efforts. Quality indicators for MODIS sea ice data can be found in the following two places: * AutomaticQualityFlag and the ScienceQualityFlag metadata objects and their ... View entire text
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.5 - 6.0 MB
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.5 - 6.0 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Mail stop 614.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Publications/References
Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). 1996. EOS Ground System (EGS) Systems and Operations Concept. Greenbelt, MD: Goddard Space Flight Center.

Hall, Dorothy K., J. L. Foster, D. L. Verbyla, A. G. Klein, and C. S. Benson. 1998. Assessment of Snow Cover Mapping Accuracy in a Variety of Vegetation Cover Densities in Central Alaska. Remote Sensing of the Environment 66:129-137.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-13

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