Global Sea Ice Concentration (AMSR-2)

Superseded Archived NRT product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)

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OSI SAF producer : Danish Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-408
Processing level : L3
Satellite input : GCOM-W/AMSR-2
Other input : ECMWF outputs
Temporal sampling : 1 per day
Central time : 12:00
Timeliness : ? The timeliness is the time elapsing from the sensing time of the last contributing file to the product dissemination to users. It is similar to the latency. 5 h
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 10 km
Projection : polar stereographic
File Formats : HL FTP Server (NetCDF3), EDC (NetCDF3), EUMETCast (NetCDF3)
Characteristics & methods : Daily averaged fractional ice cover in percentage
Data Access

OSI SAF FTP server (archive)

Directory: ice/conc_amsr/

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.
Authorised to be operational / released :
Declared operational / released since :
On EUMETCast since :
On EDC since :
On FTP server since :
First date :
Last date :
Full series temporal coverage : 2016-onwards
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