ESA Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Ice_cci): Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from Envisat on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0
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Publication Date: 2018-05-25
This dataset provides a Climate Data Record of Sea Ice Thickness for the southern hemisphere polar region, derived from the RA-2 (Radar Altimeter -2) instrument on the Envisat satellite. This product was generated in the context of the ESA Climate Change Initiative Programme (ESA CCI) by the Sea Ice CCI (Sea_Ice_cci) project.
It provides daily sea ice thickness data on the satellite measurement grid (Level 2P) at the full sensor resolution for the period October 2002 to March 2012. Note, the southern hemisphere sea ice thickness dataset is an experimental climate data record, as the algorithm does not properly considers the impact of the complex snow morphology in the freeboard retrieval. Sea ice thickness is provided for all months but needs to be considered biased high in areas with high snow depth and during the southern summer months. Please consult the Product User Guide (PUG) for more information.
Hendricks, S.; Paul, S.; Rinne, E. (2018): ESA Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Ice_cci): Southern hemisphere sea ice thickness from Envisat on the satellite swath (L2P), v2.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation
. doi:10.5285/550d938da3184d0ca44a06a4c0c14ffa. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/550d938da3184d0ca44a06a4c0c14ffa
Keywords: Sea Ice, ESA, CCI, Antarctic, Level 2 Pre-processing, RA-2, Envisat, sea ice thickness, sea ice, Level 2
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Data were processed by the ESA CCI Sea Ice project team and were supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project
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Data are in NetCDF format
This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms
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