Mean annual sea-ice drift distribution in the northern (left) and southern (right) hemisphere for the year 1992.
RESTRICTED only accessable in ZMAW network or via CliSAP login What does that mean?
Satellite data provided by the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Imager+Sounder (SSM/IS), and the Advanced Multichannel Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) are combined, in the Arctic also with buoy observations (International Arctic Buoy Program, IABP), to obtain a global dataset of the sea ice drift, separately for the northern and southern hemisphere, gridded onto a Lambert-Azimuthal Equal Area Grid with 25 km grid resolution.
The documentation Product User Manual informs about the method used and about tools for reading and displaying the data.
The figure on top of this page shows to sample maps of the mean annual sea ice drift in the Arctic and Antarctic for the year 1992.
Coverage, temporal and spatial resolution
Period and temporal resolution
Coverage and spatial resolution:
For each grid cell and each day an error estimate and a quality flag is given.
In this context, please see at this article.
CliSAP / ICDC:
Name: Stefan Kern
Institute: CliSAP / KlimaCampus / ICDC
Email: stefan.kern@ zmaw.de
Name: Chuck Fowler
Institute: University of Colorado, National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC)
Email: nsidc@ nsidc.org
Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado, UCB 431, Boulder, CO
Email: mark.tschudi@ colorado.edu