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
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)EUMETCast (NetCDF4)
EDC (NetCDF4)
HL FTP Server (NetCDF4)
Main FTP serverOther FTP server,
other mean(s) to access main server


EUMETCastEUMETCastDiscovery mean(s)
EUMETSAT Data CentreEDC
Applications and usersNWP and Ocean/Ice models, operational Met and Sea Ice services.OSI SAF ProducerDanish Meteorological Institute
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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