Sea Ice Index

climate change open data

Description

Sea Ice Index products offer information about ice cover and its trends in the Arctic and Antarctica. In this collection, sea ice extent and concentration maps are provided at a resolution of 25 km on a daily basis. The products are computed using images from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) instruments on Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites. Sea ice concentrations are generated from brightness temperature data. Sea ice extent is computed as areas covered by ice with a concentration greater than 15 percent. This dataset is for demonstration purposes only and is not maintained.

Additional info

Additional info

Resolution

25km

Geographical coverage

Longitude from 180°W to 180°E and latitude from 39.23°N to 90°N and 30.98°S to 90°S.

Temporal availability

2017 - May 2021

Update Frequency

None. For demonstration purposes only.

Band Information

NameDescription
Concentrationpercentage of ice cover for cells with more than 15 percent ice cover
Extentextent of ocean covered by ice at any concentration greater than 15 percent for a given day

License

These data are freely, openly, and fully available to use without restrictions, provided that you cite the data according to the recommended citation at https://nsidc.org/about/use_copyright.html.

Provider

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

Managed By

Sentinel Hub

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Contact

NSIDC User Services: nsidc@nsidc.org

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  • End point
    creodias.sentinel-hub.com
    Type
    byoc-10549890-13bb-4ec5-8ae0-df387bd0b785
    collectionId
    10549890-13bb-4ec5-8ae0-df387bd0b785

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