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	               gmd:title:  International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
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	         gmd: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.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  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. 
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