Entry_ID: G00807
Entry_Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center. 
   Dataset_Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
   Dataset_Release_Date: 1995-01-01updated annually
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00807.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Current Meter
Keyword: DRIFTING BUOY
Keyword: Drifting Ice
Keyword: Icebergs
Keyword: Ice Buoy
Keyword: International Ice Patrol
Keyword: Surface Floats/drifters
Keyword: Tiros Oceanographic Drifter
Sensor_Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Sensor_Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Sensor_Name: SLAR > Side-Looking Airborne Radar
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Source_Name: DRILLING PLATFORMS
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1960-01-01
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40
   Northernmost_Latitude: 52
   Westernmost_Longitude: -57
   Easternmost_Longitude: -39
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40
   Northernmost_Latitude: 65
   Westernmost_Longitude: -57
   Easternmost_Longitude: -39
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA @ NSIDC > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Reference: Visit International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography
Group: Summary

   The International Ice Patrol (IIP) collects information on iceberg activity in 
   the North Atlantic. The IIP area of responsibility prior to 2006 was 40 to 52 
   degrees North latitude and 39 to 57 degrees West longitude. However, starting 
   in 2006 and going forward, the IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 65 degrees 
   North latitude and 39 to 57 degrees West longitude. Data files contain 
   latitude and longitude of sighted icebergs. Iceberg size classes are coded, as 
   well as date and time of sighting, last date sighted, number of days on plot 
   within the observation area, and several fields pertaining to the iceberg's 
   model-predicted location. The data set begins in 1960; annual updates occur in 
   September or October. The format of the IIP data has changed over the years. 
   NSIDC has generated a merged data format that contains the common fields for 
   the entire period of record. Both the IIP format data and the NSIDC merged 
   format data are available. Data are in ASCII text files.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.uscg.mil/lantarea/iip/General/bibliography.shtml
   Description: International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1995-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-17
DIF_Revision_History: Added a second set of spatial coverage coordinates for Search cleanup.