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Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations
Entry ID: NSIDC-0009

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Summary
Abstract: Daily and monthly averaged sea ice concentrations from the Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) are available for the Arctic and Antarctic from 12 December 1972 through 31 December 1976 at 25 km gridded resolution. Raw data were reprocessed to include ocean masks that reduce weather effects and coastal contamination, and to include a 15 percent ice threshold. Reprocessed data are in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) and are available via FTP.
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Description: Sea Ice Data at NSIDC
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -39.23   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  
2.   N: 90.0   S: 30.98   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Parkinson, C. L., J. C. Comiso, and H. Zwally. Edited by W. Meier and J. Stroeve.
Dataset Title: Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0009.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-12-12
Stop Date: 1976-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Platform
NIMBUS-5 Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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: 107 KB
Distribution Format: HDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 138 KB
Distribution Format: HDF
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
Comiso, J. C., and H. J. Zwally. 1980. Corrections for Anomalous Time Dependent Shifts in Brightness Temperature from Nimbus-5 ESMR. NASA TM-82055. Greenbelt, MD.

Parkinson, C., J. Comiso, H. J. Zwally, D. Cavalieri, P. Gloersen, and W. Campbell. 1987. Arctic Sea Ice, 1973-1976: Satellite Passive-Microwave Observations. NASA SP-489.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-14



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