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Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS
Entry ID: NSIDC-0079

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Summary
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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -39.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  
2.   N: 90.0   S: 30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Comiso, J. C.
Dataset Title: Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS
Dataset Release Date: 2000-02-01updated 2012
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0079.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 mon

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution: 2 days

Quality Although most bad data are easily identifiable and removed with little ambiguity, human judgments must be made and applied consistently to the time series data. While efforts were made to minimize errors in judgment and inconsistencies, the resulting data set is not perfect. Nevertheless, the data provider feels that these maps are suitable for some types of research studies, such as basin-scale ... View entire text
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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: 205 KB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 266 KB
Distribution Format: Binary
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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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Publications/References
Cho, K., N. Sasaki, H. Shimoda, T. Sakata, and F. Nishio. 1996. Evaluation and Improvement of SSM/I Sea Ice Concentration Algorithms for the Sea of Okhotsk. Journal Remote Sensing of Japan 16(2):47-58.

Comiso, J. C., and F. Nishio. 2008. Trends in the Sea Ice Cover Using Enhanced and Compatible AMSR-E, SSM/I, and SMMR Data. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, C02S07, doi:10.1029/2007JC0043257. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-15

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