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Coastal exposure index of sea ice in Antarctica

Australian Antarctic Data Centre
REID, PHIL ; MASSOM, ROB
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This is a simple index which looks at the 360x1-degree longitudinal wedges around the Antarctic continent to see if there is any sea ice (where sea ice concentration is greater than 15%) to the north of the continent in each of these wedges.
The index goes from 0 (sea ice to the north off the continent in every longitude wedge) to 360 (no sea ice around the continent at all.

Notes about the spreadsheet:
"-" means no data. Satellite data was not available for those years.

Otherwise the index goes from 0 through to 360.
- Zero means that there is no longitude around the continent where there is coastal exposure.
- 18 (for example) means that there are 18 longitudinal wedges around the continent with coastal exposure.

This project used the following NASA data to develop the coastal exposure index:

Cavalieri, D. J., C. L. Parkinson, P. Gloersen, and H. J. Zwally. 1996, updated yearly. Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Passive Microwave Data, Version 1. [1979-2015]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/8GQ8LZQVL0VL. [2016-05-30]

Issued: 2016-08-02

Data time period: 1978-10-26 to 2015-12-31

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