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DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
Entry ID: NSIDC-0028_1

Abstract: These sea ice concentrations have been generated by applying the NASA Team algorithm to DMSP F8 SSM/I brightness temperature observations from 19 GHz (vertical and horizontal), 37- and 22 GHz vertical frequencies, calculating two gradients for use as weather filters. Global coverage is provided, but sea ice concentrations are only derived for ocean, ice, and possible ice surfaces poleward of 35 degrees latitude, from 01 August 1987 through 30 November 1988. In the Northern Hemisphere, where data are not filtered due to weather effects, first-year and multi-year concentrations (in percent) are calculated; total ice concentration is taken as the sum of these two. Only total ice is calculated for the Southern Hemisphere. All 25 km swath data are in HDF and available on request via HTTPS.

Purpose: Scientific Research
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Geographic Coverage
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1.   N: -35.0   S: -88.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  
2.   N: 88.0   S: 35.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0  

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: DMSP-F8 SSM/I Pathfinder Global Level 2 Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-08-01
Stop Date: 1988-11-30
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City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16

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