Global Sea Ice Concentration climate data record (SMMR/SSMI/SSMIS)Superseded Climate product
Processing level : L3+L4
Satellite input : SMMR, DMSP/SSM/I, DMSP/SSMIS
Other input : ECMWF re-analysis and forecast for atmospheric correction
Frequency : 1 per day
Central time : 12:00
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 25 km
Projection : Lambert azimuthal
File Formats : HL FTP Server (NetCDF4), EDC (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : Daily averaged fractional ice cover in percentage.
Target accuracy : 8 %
Verification/validation method : Comparison with high spatial resolution manual ice charts (available between twice a week and once a week) : the performance shall be validated for only the “ice” and “water” cases, separately.
Applications and users
Usage : Climate models, NWP and Ocean/Ice hindcast models, environmental agencies.
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