Providing access to ocean satellite data in the Arctic and Antarctic

Combining Data at the Antimeridian

Submitted by pwadmin on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 13:22
This example shows how to use command line tools to merge two NetCDF files that span the antimeridian into one NetCDF file. We demonstrate downloading ice concentration from ERDDAP in two sections and then piece them together into one file. This is accomplished with the easy to use NetCDF Operator Tools which are command line programs for working with NetCDF files.

Visualizing a Decade of Change in the Arctic Sea Ice Cover AGU iPoster

Submitted by pwadmin on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:49

Farrell_AGU_2018_Poster_Ice_graphicPolarWatch scientist Sinéad Farrell delivered an interactive poster on visualizing change in Arctic sea ice cover at AGU 2018. The poster highlights NOAA Lab for Satellite Altimetry sea ice data products showing variability in ice type and ice thickness over the last decade and shows some very early ICEsat-2 results.

Spring Satellite Data Workshop in Juneau

Submitted by pwadmin on Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:24

The next NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course will be held in Juneau, Alaska, March 5-7, 2019. In this annual three-day course participants learn about ocean satellite data and how to easily obtain it. Participants gain hands on experience working with data of interest to them. The course provides scientists who are not regular users of satellite data with the tools they need to incorporate satellite data into their projects.

News and Events

SOCCOM Near-Realtime BGC-Argo data now on PW ERDDAP

Feb 21, 2019

soccom float mapSouthern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) BGC-Argo float data is now available on the PolarWatch ERDDAP. The SOCCOM project augments conventional Argo floats with biogeochemical sensors to measure carbon (pH), nutrients (nitrate), and oxygen. About 200 autonomous floats provide coverage over the Southern Ocean, with vertical coverage deep into the water column.

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Visualizing a Decade of Change in the Arctic Sea Ice Cover AGU iPoster

Dec 19, 2018

Farrell_AGU_2018_Poster_Ice_graphicPolarWatch scientist Sinéad Farrell delivered an interactive poster on visualizing change in Arctic sea ice cover at AGU 2018. The poster highlights NOAA Lab for Satellite Altimetry sea ice data products showing variability in ice type and ice thickness over the last decade and shows some very early ICEsat-2 results.

Check out the poster online

Spring Satellite Data Workshop in Juneau

Sep 24, 2018

The next NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Course will be held in Juneau, Alaska, March 5-7, 2019. In this annual three-day course participants learn about ocean satellite data and how to easily obtain it. Participants gain hands on experience working with data of interest to them. The course provides scientists who are not regular users of satellite data with the tools they need to incorporate satellite data into their projects.

More information and registration details

Preview Datasets in Polar Projection

Mar 30, 2018

Snapshot of antarctic sea ice concentration previewWe've added new data previewing capability to the PolarWatch Data Catalog. All datasets can now be viewed in polar projections and quick previews of the data are available for any time stamp over the length of record.

View sea ice concentration data 

2017 Arctic Report Card Released

Mar 26, 2018

The Arctic Report Card (www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/), going into its 12th year, considers a range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. As in previous years, the 2017 update highlights the changes that continue to occur in, and among, the physical and biological components of the Arctic environmental system.

Upcoming

New ICESat-2 data release via NSIDC in early 2019
Comparison of satellite sea ice thickness products to be published in April 2019