Arctic sea ice freeboard and thickness from data of the European radar altimeter CryoSat-2 is generated by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in the winter month (October-April). The resulting data products are publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. Please read the documentation below for data access and formats.
Sea ice thickness information from CryoSat-2 is available from two data streams
Distributed data processing levels are the daily trajectory summary (l2p) and weekly/monthly gridded data (l3c). The content of products based on the near-real time and reprocessed input version are identical and marked by the timeliness tag in the filename and global attributes of the netCDF files.
Sea ice products are continuously updated to include scientific and technical improvements. We aim for a yearly update cycle for the AWI CryoSat-2 sea-ice data, which is implemented at the start of the Arctic winter season on Oct. 1st. An update of the algorithm includes a re-processing of the full CryoSat-2 data record.