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ESA Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Ice_cci): Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record from the AMSR-E and AMSR-2 instruments at 50km grid spacing, version 2.1
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2017-10-06
DOI Publication Date: 2017-10-05
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The dataset provides a Climate Data Record of Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) for the polar regions, derived from medium resolution passive microwave satellite data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer series (AMSR-E and AMSR-2). It is processed with an algorithm using coarse resolution (6 GHz and 37 GHz) imaging channels, and has been gridded at 50km grid spacing. This version of the product is v2.1, which is an extension of the version 2.0 Sea_Ice_cci dataset and has identical data until 2015-12-25.

This product was generated in the context of the ESA Climate Change Initiative Programme (ESA CCI) by the Sea_Ice_CCI project. The EUMETSAT OSI SAF contributed with access and re-use of part of its processing software and facilities.

A SIC CDR at 25km grid spacing is also available.

Citable as:  Toudal Pedersen, L.; Dybkjær, G.; Eastwood, S.; Heygster, G.; Ivanova, N.; Kern, S.; Lavergne, T.; Saldo, R.; Sandven, S.; Sørensen, A.; Tonboe, R. (2017): ESA Sea Ice Climate Change Initiative (Sea_Ice_cci): Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record from the AMSR-E and AMSR-2 instruments at 50km grid spacing, version 2.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 05 October 2017. doi:10.5285/5f75fcb0c58740d99b07953797bc041e.
Keywords:  Sea Ice, ESA, CCI, Arctic, Antarctic, sea ice, AMSR2, sea ice concentration, AMSRE
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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
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Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Sea Ice project team.

Contribution of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF to the production of this dataset is acknowledged. EUMETSAT OSI SAF provided access and allowed re-use of its SIC reprocessing software and data hosting facilities. The reprocessing chain was further updated with the new algorithms and knowledge from the ESA CCI Sea Ice project.

Data were supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted
Process overview
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Mobile Platform Operation 1
Output Description
projection_x_coordinate (xc) [km]  
projection_y_coordinate (yc) [km]  
sea_ice_area_fraction (ice_conc) [%]  
sea_ice_area_fraction standard_error (total_s...) [%]  
sea_ice_area_fraction status_flag (status_...)  
latitude (lat) [degrees...]  
longitude (lon) [degrees...]  
time (time)  
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Temporal Range
Geographic Extent

-180.0000°     180.0000°
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