Global Sea Ice Products

Sea ice concentration Sea ice edge Sea ice type

latest conc nh

latest edge nh

latest type sh

Sea ice emissivity Sea ice drift  

latest emissivity nh

latest drift arc

 

 

Remote sensing sea ice products are produced on a daily basis and with global (or hemispherical) coverage. Above is shown an overview of existing sea ice products which are run in operational mode to reproduce Near-Real-Time (NRT) sea ice conditions. Click on a product to get more information. These products have been generated operationally for several years as part of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF programme in a cooperation between MET Norway and Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). The products (also back in time) can be found in the EUMETSAT OSI SAF sea ice archive.

For climate studies or temporal comparisons of sea ice conditions is recommended the climate data records which are consistent in time with respect to input data and retrieval routines. The climate records are divided into Climate Data Record (CDR) for a fixed period, and the Interim CDR (ICDR) providing daily updates to the CDR with some weeks timeliness. See more about the Sea Ice Climate products. The NRT products are regularly upgraded to have the best possible sea ice retrievals of the recent days. Therefore, the archive of these data may not be consistent in time.

Overview of existing sea ice products - both the operational near-real-time products and the climate data records:

Product ID Data type Frequency Owner and Distribution  Redistribution
Sea ice concentration SIC NRT 1 per day OSI SAF

CMEMS

  SIC CDR, ICDR 1 per day, delayed16 days OSI SAF C3S
Sea ice concentration - AMSR SIC-AMSR NRT 1 per day OSI SAF CMEMS
  SIC-AMSR CDR 1 per day (no ICDR) ESA CCI C3S
Sea ice edge SIE NRT 1 per day OSI SAF CMEMS
  SIE CDR, ICDR 1 per day, delayed16 days C3S MET
Sea ice type SITy NRT 1 per day OSI SAF CMEMS
  SITy CDR, ICDR 1 per day, delayed16 days C3S MET
Sea ice drift - low res. SID-LR NRT 1 per day OSI SAF CMEMS
  SID-LR CDR planned   OSI SAF  
Sea ice drift - med. res. SID-MR NRT 4 per day OSI SAF  
Sea ice emissivity SIEM NRT 1 per day OSI SAF