SMOS - CryoSat L4 Sea Ice Thickness

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Description

The SMOS-CryoSat merged Sea Ice Thickness Level 4 product, in NetCDF format, is based on estimates from both the MIRAS and the SIRAL instruments, with a significant reduction in the relative uncertainty for the thickness of the thin ice.

A weekly averaged product is generated every day by the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI), by merging the weekly AWI CryoSat-2 sea ice product and the daily SMOS sea ice thickness retrieval.

All grids are projected onto the 25 km EASE2 Grid, based on a polar aspect spherical Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. The grid dimension is 5400 x 5400 km, equal to a 432 x 432 grid centered on the geographic Pole.

Coverage is limited to the October-April (winter) period for the Northern Hemisphere, due to the melting season, from year 2010 onwards.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -16.6 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2010-11-15 - present
Date of launch:
2009-11-02
Operators:
ESA
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
758 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
1000 km
Current Processor Version:
204
Wavelengths:
L-Band (19.4 - 76.9 cm)

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 4

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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RESOURCES

CryoSat-SMOS Merged Sea Ice Thickness at the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI)
Product Specifications
CryoSat-SMOS Merged Sea Ice Thickness Products Description Document (PDD)
Product Specifications
Read-me-first note for the release of CryoSat-SMOS Merged Sea Ice Thickness
Release Note
CryoSat-SMOS Merged Product Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)
Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document
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