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Monthly average polar sea-ice concentration

January 1, 1995

The data contained in this CD-ROM depict monthly averages of sea-ice concentration in the modern polar oceans. These averages were derived from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) instruments aboard satellites of the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program from 1978 through 1992. The data are provided as 8-bit images using the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Publication Year 1995
Title Monthly average polar sea-ice concentration
DOI 10.3133/ds27
Authors Peter N. Schweitzer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 27
Index ID ds27
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse