Links to Interesting Sea Ice Thickness Web Sites

An archive version of the data is at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The PSC version (this web site) will be updated as new data becomes available while the NSIDC version will updated about once a year. The NSIDC web site for this data set is

There are ten laser campaigns from 2004 to 2008 in this data set. These fields are smoothed and interpolated to all locations. For the locations and times that correspond to the ICESat1-G data there are significant differences and a mean difference of approximately 0.5 m thicker for the JPL data. The primary difference in processing between the two data sets is the manner in which open water locations are determined and snow depth is calculated.

The aim of the SMOSIce study is to develop, improve and validate algorithms for sea ice thickness retrieval from the 1.4 GHz (L-band, wavelength=20cm) data of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission.