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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


Summary
Abstract: 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 users with information about sea ice extent, total ice-covered area, ice persistence, monthly climatologies of sea ice concentrations, and ocean masks. The maps are in ArcInfo export file format. All other data sets are in flat binary or ASCII format with accompanying Portable Network Graphics (PNG) browse images. Products are derived from Nimbus-7 SMMR; DMSP-F8, -F11, and -F13 SSM/I; and from DMSP-F17 SSMIS sea ice concentrations at a grid cell size of 25 x 25 km. Data begin in October 1978 and processing is ongoing.
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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: Stroeve, J.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Trends and Climatologies from SMMR and SSM/I-SSMIS
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0192
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-24
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0192
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-10-26
Stop Date: 2013-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
ISO Topic Category
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
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC DAAC 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
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 133 KB
Distribution Format: Binary
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: stroeve at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES
National Snow and Ice Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
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Publications/References
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: 2016-11-18



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