NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Ice Thickness and Age Environmental Data Records (EDRs) from NDE

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset contains a high quality operational Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Ice Thickness and Age 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 provides estimates of sea and lake ice thickness and age for all pixels covered with ice. The current ice thickness and age design has the ability to estimate sea and lake ice thickness up to 3 meters under both clear and cloudy conditions at night. The algorithm also works during daytime though estimates are more uncertain. The product also includes quality information which provides support information on the quality of ice estimates. There are no direct VIIRS channels related to the algorithm which actually relies on other VIIRS products such as cloud mask, ice surface temperature, and ice surface albedo that would use some or all VIIRS channels for their retrievals. The VIIRS Ice Thickness and Age products distributed by the NESDIS Data Exploitation (NDE) system 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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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date May 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 6, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Example of VIIRS Ice Thickness (monthy composite) over Antarctica on September 9, 2017. Image courtesy of CIMSS Ice Visualization System

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
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
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01438
Access Constraints Cite as: Key, Jeffery, Helfrich, Sean, Wang, Xuanji, and NOAA JPSS Program Office, (2017): NOAA JPSS Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Ice Thickness and Age Environmental Data Records (EDRs) from NDE. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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 VIIRS Ice Thickness (monthy composite) over Antarctica on September 9, 2017. Image courtesy of CIMSS Ice Visualization System
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01438.PNG
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id df55ef9f-0f67-4838-bf7c-45b1f09af1cc
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language eng; USA
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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