This dataset is v1.2 of the reprocessed sea ice concentration dataset of the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF), and has been produced using passive microwave data from the SMMR, SSM/I and SSMIS sensors. Ice concentration is computed from atmospherically corrected brightness temperatures, using a combination of state-of-the-art algorithms and dynamic tie-points. The dataset includes error-bars for each grid cell (uncertainties). Version 1.2 covers and extended time period from Oct 2009-Apr 2015 (labelled OSI-409-a).
No results from the ESA CCI Sea Ice project has been applied to this version of the reprocessed data set. However, the next full OSI SAF reprocessing in late 2016 will include research results from the ESA CCI Sea Ice project.
The OSI SAF asks all users to register at their central web site. By doing so, you can choose to get service messages about sea ice products, and they will be able to serve you better. They will also be able to better report on the use of our products. So please register at this site if you are not already registered.
Users of this data set should acknowledge the data set by using this reference:
EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Global sea ice concentration reprocessing dataset 1978-2015 (v1.2, 2015), [Online]. Norwegian and Danish Meteorological Institutes. Available from http://osisaf.met.no
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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_seaice_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data were produced by the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF).
This catalogue record was created by CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.
Data are in NetCDF