MODIS/Aqua Sea Ice Extent Daily L3 Global 1km EASE-Grid Day (MYD29P1D) contains the following fields: sea ice by reflectance, sea ice by reflectance spatial quality assurance (QA), ice surface temperature (IST), IST spatial QA, sea ice by IST, and combined sea ice in HDF-EOS format along with corresponding metadata. Data are available from 04 July 2002 to present. Version 4 (V004) is the latest ... version of MYD29P1D data available. The 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. The only data available for Version 4 (V004) is the Golden Month, which is a sample of V004 data covering the time period 29 August 2002 (day of year 241) through 7 October 2002 (day of year 280). The Golden Month is only available by special request by contacting NSIDC User Services. Please note that NSIDC now has a complete series of Version 5 data, which is the highest version number now available and represents the best quality of data.