NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Ice Concentration and Ice Surface Temperature Environmental Data Records (EDRs) from NDE

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) and Ice Surface Temperature (IST) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP satellite and is produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). This daily product identifies ice cover and estimates ice concentration and ice surface temperature over water surfaces for clear (cloud-free) pixels. No land ice applications are included. The product also includes quality information which provides support information on the quality of ice estimates. The algorithm utilizes VIIRS visible bands I1 (0.640 micron), I2 (0.865 micron), I3 (1.61 micron), M5 (0.672 micron), M7 ( 0.862 micron), M10 (1.602 micron), M15 (10.729 micron), and M16 (11.845 micron) at a gridded spatial resolution of 1 kilometer. The VIIRS SIC and IST products distributed by the NESDIS Data Exploitation system (NDE) and obtained from the Comprehensive Large-Array Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed in single 86-second granules in NetCDF-4 format with metadata attributes included.

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Metadata Date October 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Example of Suomi NPP VIIRS Enterprise Ice Surface Temperature in the Antarctic on September 12, 2017. Image courtesy of the NOAA JPSS LTM system.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source: Key, Jeffrey, Helfrich, Sean, Liu, Yinghui and NOAA JPSS Program Office, (2017): NOAA JPSS VIIRS Ice Concentration and Ice Surface Temperature Environmental Data Records (EDRs) from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5416V9B. [access date]., NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Graphic Preview Description Example of Suomi NPP VIIRS Enterprise Ice Surface Temperature in the Antarctic on September 12, 2017. Image courtesy of the NOAA JPSS LTM system.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01447.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01447
Harvest Object Id 652f0d91-a708-4cf4-acae-9d3db803aa21
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Ice concentration is not retrieved if less than 10% of all pixels in a search window is covered by ice, in which tie-point reflectance or surface temperature of pure ice can not be determined.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-07-06

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