International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-09-23

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g00807.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
Date:
Date: 1995
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 1995-01-01
Identifier: G00807
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

National Snow and Ice Data Center. 1995, updated annually. International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Icebergs
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Icebergs
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

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
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Topic Category:

Value: oceans
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -57
Eastbound Longitude: -39
Southbound Latitude: 40
Northbound Latitude: 65

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19600101
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Specification: FTP

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G00807
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g00807_international_iceberg_sightings/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SLAR > Side-Looking Airborne Radar
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DRILLING PLATFORMS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: SHIPS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Metadata Views

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ISO XML

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DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)