Sea Ice Climate Normals (1981-2010) of Arctic and Sub-Regions, Version 1

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The 1981-2010 Sea Ice Climate Normals are the latest three-decade average of Arctic sea ice concentration, area, and extent computed from monthly satellite sea ice concentration estimates from a climate data record (CDR) produced by NOAA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The data file formats are NetCDF for the sea ice concentration normals, and ASCII text for the sea ice area and sea ice extent normals.
  • Cite as: Peng, Ge; Arguez, Anthony; Meier, Walter N.; Vamborg, Freja; Crouch, Jake; Jones, Philip (2019): Sea Ice Climate Normals (1981-2010) of Arctic and Sub-Regions, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/TRXE-M983. Accessed [date].
  • Please refer to Credit tab for full citation information.
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF-4
  • ASCII
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Time Period 1981-01 to 2010-12 (time interval: 1-month)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 89.84
S: 31.10
E: 180.00
W: -180.00
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-08-08
Edition Version 1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose For scientific research on sea ice climatology.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Peng, Ge; Arguez, Anthony; Meier, Walter N.; Vamborg, Freja; Crouch, Jake; Jones, Philip (2019): Sea Ice Climate Normals (1981-2010) of Arctic and Sub-Regions, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/TRXE-M983. Accessed [date].
  • Publications using this dataset should also cite the following journal article: Peng, G., A. Arguez, W.N. Meier, F. Vamborg, J. Crouch, and P. Jones: 2019: Sea ice climate normals for seasonal ice monitoring of Arctic and sub-regions. Data. Accepted.
Cited Authors
  • Peng, Ge
  • Arguez, Anthony
  • Meier, Walter N.
  • Vamborg, Freja
  • Crouch, Jake
  • Jones, Philip
Contributors
  • Peng, Ge
  • Arguez, Anthony
  • Meier, Walter N.
  • Vamborg, Freja
  • Crouch, Jake
  • Jones, Philip
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Cryospheric Indicators > Sea Ice Concentration
  • Earth Science > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
  • Earth Science > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea Ice
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • SSMIS > Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder
  • SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Polar
  • Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Peng, Ge; Arguez, Anthony; Meier, Walter N.; Vamborg, Freja; Crouch, Jake; Jones, Philip (2019): Sea Ice Climate Normals (1981-2010) of Arctic and Sub-Regions, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/TRXE-M983. Accessed [date].
  • Publications using this dataset should also cite the following journal article: Peng, G., A. Arguez, W.N. Meier, F. Vamborg, J. Crouch, and P. Jones: 2019: Sea ice climate normals for seasonal ice monitoring of Arctic and sub-regions. Data. Accepted.
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • 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.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2019-08-08
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