Global Sea Ice Concentration climate data record (AMSR), release 3Released Climate product
The sea-ice concentration Climate Data Record covering the northern and southern hemispheres using AMSRs. Companion to OSI-450-a. R2O from ESA CCI (SICCI-25km).
L3+L4 daily files.
Acronym : AMSR GBL SICO CDR R3
Product navigator reference :
OSI SAF producer : Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-458
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0015
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR458SICO
Citation : See at bottom
Processing level : L3+L4
Satellite input : ASMR-E (NSIDC) and AMSR-2 (JAXA)
Other input : NWP outputs (Copernicus C3S ERA5)
Temporal sampling : 24 h
Central time : 12:00
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 25 km
Projection : EASE2
File Formats : HL FTP Server (NetCDF4), EDC (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : Daily averaged fractional ice cover in percentage.
Archive HL FTP server : ftp://osisaf.met.no/reprocessed/ice/conc_amsr/v3p0
Target accuracy : 8 %
Verification/validation method : Primary Method: Direct comparison against high-quality 0% and 100% SIC reference data (stemming from the ESA CCI projects, Pedersen et al. 2019). See additional methods in the comments at the bottom of this page.
Applications and users
Usage : Climate models, NWP and Ocean/Ice reanalyses, environmental agencies.
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Citation : EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Global medium resolution sea ice concentration climate data record 2002-2020 (v3.0, 2022), OSI-458, doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0015, data (for [extracted period], [extracted domain],) extracted on [download date]
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New OSI SAF product (Research to Operations from ESA CCI).
The time period is June 2002 – Oct 2011 + July 2012 – Dec 2020: