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Suomi NPP VIIRS Sea Ice Temperature, 4/1/2016 - click to enlarge

Suomi NPP VIIRS Sea Ice Temperature, 4/1/2016 - click to enlarge

Ice Surface Temperature

Team Lead: Jeff Key

Product Description

IST is the radiating, or "skin", temperature at the ice surface. It includes the aggregate temperature of objects comprising the ice surface, including snow and melt water on the ice.

The IST algorithm is based on heritage AVHRR & MODIS IST algorithms (Key and Haefliger (1992) and Key et al. (1997)). The baseline split window algorithm uses calibrated TOA brightness temperatures in VIIRS bands M15 & M16.

The JPSS VIIRS Ice Surface Temperature Product will be produced for each VIIRS image and will provide values over all water surfaces of the globe:

  • Clear sky, ice pixels only
  • Daytime and nighttime

Product and Data Access

Products and data:

EDR Long Term-Monitoring

Documentation

Ice Surface Temperature (IDPS and NDE), for Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, for both day and night, clear sky pixels only

Users

  • NIC, National/Naval Ice Center
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • OSPO, Office of Satellite and Product Operations
  • STAR, Center for Satellite Applications and Research
  • University of Washington, Polar Science Center
  • GSFC, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Hydrological Sciences Branch
  • NWS, National Weather Service, including the Alaska Ice Desk