Level 2 PMW sea ice concentration

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionSea ice concentration product on satellite swath for SSMIS and AMSR-2 instruments. The product is delivered on the native spatial sampling, and with separate product files for SSMIS and AMSR-2. The product also includes uncertainty estimates and product quality flags.
Product typeNear real time productThumbnail
StatusDevelopment
IdentifierOSI-410
AcronymL2 SICO
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputDMSP/SSMIS, GCOM-W1/AMSR-2
Other inputECMWF outputs
FrequencyUp to 15 per day for each SSMIS, and 30 per day for AMSR-2
Central timeNA
Timeliness3h40
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial samplingSSMIS : 25 km, AMSR-2 : 10 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodsL2 fractional ice cover in percentage.
ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS
Thresold accuracy20 %
Target accuracy10 % for NH-product. 15 % for SH-product
Optimal accuracy5 %
Verification/validation methodComparison with high resolution manual ice charts (Frequency of availability between once a day and once a week): the performance shall be validated for only the “ice” (100 % ice) and “water” (0 % ice) cases, separately.
DATA ACCESS
OSI SAF ProducerDanish Meteorological Institute
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)EUMETCast (NetCDF4)
EDC (NetCDF4)
MET Norway FTP Server (NetCDF4)
Other mean(s) to access main server
Applications and usersNWP and Ocean/Ice models, operational Met and Sea Ice services.
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HISTORY, COMMENTS

This product is currently produced internally in the OSI SAF to generate L3 products (OSI-401-b and OSI-408). It is planned to be distributed outside OSI SAF from the beginning of 2019, especially to be used as input for NWP models.

Expected date for operational/released31/01/2019