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Record Search Query: [Location: Location_Category='OCEAN', Location_Type='SOUTHERN OCEAN', Location_Subregion1='ROSS SEA']
Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS
Entry ID: NSIDC-0192

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04 September 2013

These data sets were recently revised. Please refer to the Documentation link provided above for details regarding data corrections and reprocessing.

NSIDC provides a suite of value-added data sets to aid in investigations of the variability and trends of sea ice cover. These data sets provide ... View entire text
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Description: Sea Ice Data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: 90.0   S: 30.98   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  
2.   N: -39.23   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stroeve, J.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-24
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-26
Stop Date: 2012-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Quality Please note that these products may not contain the most recent data; therefore, you should use caution, particularly with the ocean masks and sea ice climatologies, which may not be representative of ice cover conditions outside of the time period used to produce the products.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 133 KB
Distribution Format: Binary
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Email: stroeve at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
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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:10.1029/2007JC004257. Cavalieri, D. J., and C. L. Parkinson. 2008. Antarctic Sea Ice Variability and Trends, 1979–2006. J. Geophys. Res. 113(C07004). doi:10.1029/2007JC004564. Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, and K. Y. ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07

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