This is a QGIS Plugin which allows easy download of sea ice concentration data from NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Centre).
It downloads daily sea ice concentration grids within a defined time range together with an optional averaged composite of all downloaded data. The data is saved in GeoTiff format, and projected.
The Plugin is currently working, but has not been subject to wide use. Therefore, there may be problems with it.
The valid date range is from 1978/10/26 to 2013/12/31.
The plugin requires QGIS version 2.0 or higher. It can be installed via the Plugin Manager.
Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins...
Add the following repository:
New to see all newly available plugins.
Install the plugin, name Sea Ice Concentration Downloader.
Locate this icon on the toolbar and click it to open the plugin.
Select either Antarctic or Arctic, a date range and download path. Select whether you want to create an averaged composite and whether you wish to add the composite to the map canvas.
WARNING: There are no warnings for large downloads. It is likely to fail if attempting to make a composite from a large date range.