PolarWatch Data Catalog

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Chlorophyll from NASA VIIRS Near-Real-Time
2012 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality chlorophyll-a concentration data from NASA's SUOMI-NPP platform. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available from Jan 2012 to present and have global coverage.

Parameters: chla

Source: NASA GSFC OBPG
Sea Ice Thickness from NOAA-SNPP VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice thickness for the Antarctic from the NOAA S-NPP satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past 3 weeks.

Parameters: IceThickness

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Surface temperature from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice surface temperature for the Arctic from the NOAA-20 satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceSrfTemp

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Surface Temperature from MUR
2002 - 2021

This is a 0.01 degree (~1km) resolution sea surface temperature analysis product from NASA JPL. Daily and monthly versions are available from 2002 to present with global coverage.

Parameters:

Daily

analysed sst, analysis error, mask, sea ice fraction

Monthly

sst, nobs, mask
Source: NASA JPL
Diffuse Attenuation kdpar NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color data from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: kd par

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Surface Height from NOAA Experimental
2017 - 2021

This is an experimental sea surface height product from NOAA NESDIS based on RADS altimetry data. Data in the polar regions have not been validated. Daily data are available at 0.25° resolution with global coverage.

Parameters: sla

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Surface Roughness from Ice Bridge Airborne Surveys, Arctic
2009 - 2018
Portal ERDDAP

This is airborne sea ice surface roughness data from annual Ice Bridge surveys spanning from 2009-2019. Data are derived from from Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) lidar elevation data. Statistics are computed on the distribution of sea ice surface roughness for 10 km along-track segments, for each aircraft flight line.

Parameters: Surface roughness 99th percentile, Mean surface roughness, Maximum surface roughness, Surface roughness 5th percentile, Surface roughness 25th percentile, Surface roughness 75th percentile, Surface roughness 95th percentile

Source: NOAA
Sea Ice Surface temperature from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice surface temperature for the Antarctic from the NOAA-20 satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceSrfTemp

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Concentration NSIDC Near-Real-Time Climate Data Record, Antarctic
2016 - 2021

This is 25-km sea ice concentration data for the Antarctic from the Near Real-Time NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record. Daily and monthly versions are available with data from the past two years. The NRT CDR fills the temporal gap between annual updates of the final CDR and provides the most recent data.

Parameters:

Daily

seaice conc cdr, stdev of seaice conc cdr, qa of seaice conc cdr

Monthly

seaice conc monthly cdr, stdev of seaice conc monthly cdr, melt onset day seaice conc monthly cdr, qa of seaice conc monthly cdr
Source: NOAA/NSIDC
Sea Ice Sail Height from Ice Bridge Airborne Surveys, Arctic
2010 - 2018
Portal ERDDAP

This is airborne sea ice sail height data from annual Ice Bridge surveys spanning from 2010-2018. Data are derived from DMSP imagery and have a 25-km along track resolution.

Parameters: Sail height 99th percentile, Number of Images, Number of sail height measurements, Mean sail height, Modal sail height, Maximum sail height, Sail height standard deviation, Sail height 5th percentile, Sail height 25th percentile, Sail height 75th percentile, Sail height 95th percentile

Source: NOAA
Sea Ice Thickness from APP-X NCEI CDR, Arctic
1982 - 2018

This is 25-km sea ice thickness for the Arctic from the NOAA CDR of the Extended Polar Pathfinder cryosphere dataset from NCEI. Twice daily data are available from 1982 to present.

Parameters: cdr sea ice thickness, cdr surface temperature, cdr surface albedo, cdr surface downwelling shortwave flux, cdr surface downwelling longwave flux, cdr surface upwelling shortwave flux, cdr surface upwelling longwave flux, cdr cloud binary mask, cdr toa net downward shortwave flux, cdr toa outgoing shortwave flux, cdr toa outgoing longwave flux, cdr toa outgoing longwave flux, cdr toa outgoing longwave flux, surface type, cloud particle phase, cloud particle radius, cloud optical depth, cloud top pressure, cloud top temperature, cloud type, surface shortwave cloud radiative forcing, surface longwave cloud radiative forcing

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Water Leaving Radiance nLw671 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is a 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color dataset from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: nLw 671

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Concentration NSIDC Climate Data Record, Antarctic
1978 - 2019

This is 25-km science quality sea ice concentration data for the Antarctic from the NOAA NSIDC Climate Data Record, Version 3 (G02202). This data set provides a Climate Data Record (CDR) of sea ice concentration from passive microwave data. Daily and monthly versions are available from 1978 to the most recent annual processing.

Parameters:

Daily

seaice conc cdr, stdev of seaice conc cdr, qa of seaice conc cdr, goddard merged seaice conc, goddard nt seaice conc, goddard bt seaice conc

Monthly

seaice conc monthly cdr, stdev of seaice conc monthly cdr, melt onset day seaice conc monthly cdr, qa of seaice conc monthly cdr, goddard merged seaice conc monthly, goddard nt seaice conc monthly, goddard bt seaice conc monthly
Source: NOAA/NSIDC
Water Leaving Radiance nLw410 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color data from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: nLw 410

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Salinity from Aquarius
2011 - 2015

This is 75km resolution science-quality sea surface salinity data from Aquarius processed by NASA. Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly versions are available from 2011 to present and have global coverage.

Parameters: sss

Source: NASA GSFC OBPG
Sea Ice Thickness from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice thickness from the NOAA-20 satellite for the Antarctic. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past 3 weeks.

Parameters: IceThickness

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Thickness from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice thickness for the Arctic from the NOAA-20 satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past 3 weeks.

Parameters: IceThickness

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Chlorophyll from NOAA VIIRS NRT
2020 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution near-real-time chlorophyll-a concentration data from VIIRS processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available from Jan 2015 to present and have global coverage.

Parameters: chlor a

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Concentration from OSISAF, Arctic
2005 - 2021

This is 10km OSISAF sea ice concentration for the Arctic in polar stereographic projection. Daily data are available from March 2005 to Present.

Parameters: ice conc, ice conc unfiltered, masks, confidence level, total uncertainty, smearing uncertainty, algorithm uncertainty

Source: EUMETSAT
Chlorophyll from Aqua MODIS, NASA
2003 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality chlorophyll-a concentration data from the MODIS sensor on the NASA Aqua satellite. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available from Jan 2003 to Present and have global coverage. The MODIS AQUA sensor is degrading and past it's lifespan, please see the new chlorophyll from VIIRS for higher quality data in recent years.

Parameters: chlorophyll

Source: NASA GSFC OBPG
Sea Ice Concentration from NOAA-SNPP VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice concentration for the Arctic. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available from the past 3 weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
In-Situ BGC-ARGO Float Data
2007 - 2021
Portal ERDDAP

SOCCOM Biogeochemical Argo Float Latest Snapshot Archive. The PolarWatch preview and download interfaces for this dataset are currently in beta as of Feb 2021.

Parameters: nitrate, temperature, salinity, sigma theta, chl a, chl a corr, oxygen, oxygen saturation, b bp700, POC, b bp532, CDOM, pH insitu, pH 25C, TALK LIAR, DIC LIAR, pCO2 LIAR, latitude QF, depth QF, pressure QF, temperature QF, salinity QF, sigma theta QF, chl a QF, chl a corr QF, oxygen QF, oxygen saturation QF, nitrate QF, b bp700 QF, b bp corr QF, POC QF, b bp532 QF, CDOM QF, pH insitu QF, pH 25C QF, TALK LIAR QF, DIC LIAR QF, pCO2 LIAR QF

Source: SOCCOM
Sea Ice Concentration NSIDC Near-Real-Time Climate Data Record, Arctic
2016 - 2021

This is 25-km sea ice concentration data for the Arctic from the Near Real-Time NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record from Passive Microwave. Daily and monthly versions are available with data from the past two years. The NRT CDR fills the temporal gap between annual updates of the final CDR and provides the most recent data.

Parameters:

Daily

seaice conc cdr, stdev of seaice conc cdr, melt onset day seaice conc cdr, qa of seaice conc cdr

Monthly

seaice conc monthly cdr, stdev of seaice conc monthly cdr, melt onset day seaice conc monthly cdr, qa of seaice conc monthly cdr
Source: NOAA/NSIDC
Diffuse Attenuation kd490 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color data from NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: kd 490

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Surface temperature from NOAA-SNPP VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice surface temperature for the Arctic from the NOAA-SNPP satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceSrfTemp

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Concentration from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice concentration for the Antarctic from the NOAA-20 satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Surface temperature from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice surface temperature for the Antarctic from the NOAA-SNPP satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceSrfTemp

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Concentration from NOAA-SNPP VIIRS NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice concentration for the Antarctic from the NOAA S-NPP satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Gridded Sea Ice Extent and Concentration 1850-Onward from NSIDC
1850 - 2017

This is 25-km resolution sea ice extent and concentration data from NSIDC. Monthly data is available from 1850 to 2017 and have Arctic coverage. NSIDC Data Set ID: G10010.

Parameters: seaice conc, seaice source, gridcell area 2d

Source: NOAA NSIDC
Water Leaving Radiance nLw486 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is a 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color dataset from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: nLw 486

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Concentration from OSISAF, Antarctic
2005 - 2021

This is 10km OSISAF sea ice concentration for the Antarctic in polar stereographic projection. Daily data are available from March 2005 to Present.

Parameters: ice conc

Source: EUMETSAT
Winds from ASCAT METOP
2013 - 2021

This is 0.25° (25-km) wind measurements from the ASCAT instrument on board EUMETSAT's Metop-B satellite. Daily, 3-day, 8-day and monthly versions are available from 2013 to present and has global coverage.

Parameters: x wind, y wind

Source: NOAA SWFSC ERD
Chlorophyll from NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality chlorophyll-a concentration data from the VIIRS sensor on the SNPP satellite, this data is processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available from Jan 2012 to present and have global coverage.

Parameters: chlor a

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Concentration from GCOM-W1 AMSR-2, NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 10km AMSR-2 sea ice concentration for the Arctic from the GCOM-W1 satellite. NRT daily data are available from the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Surface Temperature from NOAA Geo-Polar Blended
2002 - 2021

This is 0.05° (~5km) resolution sea surface temperature data from NOAA. Daily gap-filled global data is available from 2002 to present and has global coverage.

Parameters: analysed sst, analysis error, mask, sea ice fraction

Source: NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
Sea Ice Concentration from NOAA-20 VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice concentration for the Arctic from the NOAA-20 satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available from the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Water Leaving Radiance nLw443 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is a 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color dataset from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: nLw 443

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Water Leaving Radiance nLw551 NOAA VIIRS Science Quality
2012 - 2021

This is a 0.04° (~4-km) resolution science-quality ocean color dataset from the VIIRS Sensor on SNPP, data are processed by NOAA. Daily, weekly and monthly versions are available and have global coverage.

Parameters: nLw 551

Source: NOAA NESDIS STAR
Sea Ice Thickness from NOAA-SNPP VIIRS NRT, Arctic
2021 - 2021

This is 750m VIIRS sea ice thickness for the Arctic from the NOAA S-NPP satellite. Near-real-time daily data and 4-day composites are available for the past 3 weeks.

Parameters: IceThickness

Source: NOAA CoastWatch
Sea Ice Concentration NSIDC Climate Data Record, Arctic
1978 - 2019

This is 25-km science quality sea ice concentration data for the Arctic from the NOAA/NSIDC Climate Data Record, Version 3 (G02202). This data set provides a Climate Data Record (CDR) of sea ice concentration from passive microwave data. Daily and monthly versions are available from 1978 to the most recent annual processing.

Parameters:

Daily

seaice conc cdr, stdev of seaice conc cdr, melt onset day seaice conc cdr, qa of seaice conc cdr, goddard merged seaice conc, goddard nt seaice conc, goddard bt seaice conc

Monthly

seaice conc monthly cdr, stdev of seaice conc monthly cdr, melt onset day seaice conc monthly cdr, qa of seaice conc monthly cdr, goddard merged seaice conc monthly, goddard nt seaice conc monthly, goddard bt seaice conc monthly
Source: NOAA/NSIDC
Sea Surface Height from AVISO
1992 - 2012

This is 19-km science quality sea surface height data from AVISO. More recent data is available through the AVISO website.

Parameters: ssh, sshd

Source: French Space Agency, NASA
Sea Ice Concentration from GCOM-W1 AMSR-2, NRT, Antarctic
2021 - 2021

This is 10km AMSR-2 sea ice concentration for the Antarctic from the GCOM-W1 satellite. NRT daily data are available from the past three weeks.

Parameters: IceConc

Source: NOAA CoastWatch