Global Sea Ice Concentration (AMSR-2)

Operational Near real time product

The High Latitude Level 3 Global AMSR Sea Ice Concentration consists of these major fields:
- Sea ice concentration. Indicates the fraction of a given ocean grid point covered by ice.
- Uncertainties. The algorithm uncertainty, the smearing uncertainty and the resulting total uncertainty of each sea ice concentration grid cell.
- Confidence level. Based on the daily standard deviation within each grid cell, provided as a guide.
This product is complementary to the SSMIS global sea ice concentration product (OSI-401-b)

Identification
Acronym : GBL AMSR SICO
Product navigator reference :

EO:EUM:DAT:GCOM:OSI-408

OSI SAF producer : Danish Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-408
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OSICOAMSRGB
Characteristics
Processing level : L3
Satellite input : GCOM-W/AMSR-2
Other input : ECMWF outputs
Frequency : 1 per day
Central time : 12:00
Timeliness : 5 h
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 10 km
Projection : polar stereographic
File Formats : HL FTP Server (NetCDF3), EUMETCast (NetCDF3)
Characteristics & methods : Daily averaged fractional ice cover in percentage
Data Access
Other means :

Thredds

Accuracy Requirements
Target accuracy : 10 % for NH-product. 15 % for SH-product
Verification/validation method : Comparison with high resolution manual ice charts
Applications and users
Usage : NWP and Ocean/Ice models, operational Met and Sea Ice services.
History
Authorised to be operational / released :
Declared operational / released since :
On EUMETCast since :
On EDC since :
On FTP server since :
First date :
Comments
  • Trial dissemination from 23/02/2017

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