Message Service #2677

27 September 2023

  • Sea ice

Correction to the Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Concentration OSI-401-d

Dear OSISAF users,

We wish to inform you that we have received a report from one of our OSI SAF users regarding an anomaly detected in the SSMIS Southern Hemisphere NRT SIC product (OSI-401-d). Upon investigation, we have identified instances of linear stripes present in the SIC fields (L3 products) on the following dates:

  • May 2023: 3, 19, 20
  • June 2023: 4, 10, 26
  • July 2023: 2, 7, 14
  • August 2023: 1, 12, 18
  • September 2023: 5, 17

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully identified the root cause of this issue and have implemented necessary adjustments to our codebase to effectively address the issue. We will try our best to replace affected products on the FTP server and notify the users when done.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your vigilance in bringing this matter to our attention. It is through the collaborative efforts of our dedicated user community that we can continue to improve and deliver the highest quality services. Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Kind Regards,

The OSI SAF High-Latitude Team at DMI


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