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Update of OSI SAF NetCDF format for Sea Ice Concentration, Edge and Type productsAll OSI SAF Sea Ice products are available on NetCDF3 format. The content of these NetCDF files have been updated in May 2012 for the Sea Ice Concentration, Edge and Type products (OSI-401, OSI-402 and OSI-403), as well as the file name convention. The reprocessed Sea Ice Concentration product (OSI-409) and LR Sea Ice Drift (OSI-405) product have not been changed. The reason for these changes is to provide all ice products using the same meta data convention (CF-1.4) and to harmonize the content of these three products with the more recent released OSI-405 and OSI-409 products.
To assure that the users have good time to adapt to the new format specifications, the old format will be provided in parallel with the new format until 15th September 2012.
Availability of new and old filesThe old files are available on the FTP server under these directories:
The new files are available on the FTP server under these directories:
Latest 31 days:
Changes in format nameOld file name convention:
New file name convention:
Changes in file contentThe new files are described in the updated Product User Manual v3.8.
These are the most important changes in the file content:
ContactFor more questions or comments to the new format, contact person is the OSI SAF Sea Ice manager Steinar Eastwood, met.no, osisaf-manager[at]met.no.