Global Sea Ice EdgeOperational Near real time product
Ice classes are assigned from atmospherically corrected SSMIS and AMSR-2 brightness temperatures and ASCAT backscatter values, using a Bayesian approach. Both the sea ice edge product and the sea ice type product are classification products differing between different ice classes. Sea ice edge differs between the classes open water, open ice, and closed ice which are defined from the ice concentration thresholds of 30 % and 70 %, respectively. The product series is operational since 2005.
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The product series is operational since 2005:
- version OSI-402 from 2005 to 15/09/2015
- version OSI-402-b from 15/09/2015 to 30/05/2017
- version OSI-402-c from 30/05/2017 to 03/06/2021 (inputs from Metop-A and -B, NetCDF3)
- version OSI-402-d since 03/06/2021 (inputs from Metop-B and -C, NetCDF4). Introducing associated uncertainty fields: the uncertainty field replaces the previous ‘confidence level” variable which will disappear. The confidence level can be reconstructed from the new uncertainty variable.
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Suggestions for "distributor/distribution mean": OSI SAF FTP server/the EUMETSAT Data Centre/EUMETCast/name and URL of a redistributor...