Reference dataset for sea ice concentration

<p>Note that there was a bug in our reading of the accumulated ERA-I fields in the original dataset. For time series analysis (CRREL-IMB and OIB-backtrack), please use the ERAreruns dataset now also available here.</p><p>In version 2.2 (2019-02-07) of the dataset and manual, this issue has been described and corrected. We recommend that all users use version 2.2. </p><p><br></p><p>The RRDP is a set of comma separated ASCII files which contain reference sea ice concentrations and/or other relevant data and co-located NWP data from ERA-Interim, satellite Brightness Temperatures (TBs) extracted from the AMSR-E/AMSR2 swath datasets, ASCAT, QuikSCAT, SMOS and SMAP data to be used to for ice concentration calculations and evaluations.</p> <p>The dataset is easy to use by reading the files line by line, calculate Sea Ice Concentration from the given TBs and compare with the given reference SIC.</p> <p>Please read the included manual for additional information</p>