NSIDC-0079 (Sea Ice) download: having to restart download frequently

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NSIDC-0079 (Sea Ice) download: having to restart download frequently

by cmoffat » Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:34 pm America/New_York

Hi,

I'm using a NSDIC-generated python script to download version 4 of NSDIC-00079 ("Bootstrap Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS"). This data is served in NetCDF format. Unlike with the older .bin files of V3, I'm seeing very frequent download errors with this dataset which requires me to restart the download (after moving the start time forward). The most common error is:

HTTP error 503, Service Unavailable

but I'm also seeing:

Error<class 'urllib.error.URLError'>: <urlopen error [Errno 8] nodename nor servname provided, or not known>

Any ideas?

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Re: NSIDC-0079 (Sea Ice) download: having to restart download frequently

by NSIDC - amyygilliland » Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:01 pm America/New_York

This is a known issue with the Python script generated by the Data Access Tool. Our team is working on a solution, but in the meantime, I would recommend another data access method (like NASA Earthdata Search https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?q=NSIDC-0079%20V004) I apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Kind regards,
Amy

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Re: NSIDC-0079 (Sea Ice) download: having to restart download frequently

by cmoffat » Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:24 am America/New_York

Hi Amy,

Thank you!

Carlos

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