Entry_ID: G02171
Entry_Title: Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Canadian Ice Service, . 
   Dataset_Title: Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2009-10-09
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02171.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51V5BW9
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   Last_Name: Canadian Ice Service
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Canadian Ice Service
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Concentration
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Keyword: Arctic Ocean Basin
Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Canadian Arctic
Keyword: Canadian Ice Service
Keyword: Great Lakes
Keyword: Ice Chart
Keyword: Ice Concentration
Keyword: Ice Form
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: Sea Ice Form
Keyword: Sea Ice Stage Of Development
Keyword: Stage Of Development
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Source_Name: SATELLITES
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-01-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 39.52777
   Northernmost_Latitude: 83.19372
   Westernmost_Longitude: -164.05002
   Easternmost_Longitude: 21.96925
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Location_Subregion2: GREAT LAKES, CANADA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Location_Subregion2: HUDSON BAY
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
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Group: Quality

   The reliability and accuracy of the data set is directly related to the 
   availability, resolution and the effects of atmospheric (cloud, daylight, 
   etc.) and ground (snow, rain, sea state, etc.) conditions on the source 
   information. The source information is incorporated in the Regional Ice 
   Analysis if the source information publication or acquisition date is plus or 
   minus 3 days of the Regional Ice Analysis publication date. The only exception 
   is the Regional Ice Analysis source information where we use the previous 
   publication date.

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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
      End_Group
   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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 0.3 - 4.2 MB
   Distribution_Format: XML
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 0.3 - 4.2 MB
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Group: Reference

   Canadian Ice Service. 2006. Canadian Ice Service SIGRID-3 Implementation 2006. 
   Environment Canada, 14 pp.

   Environment Canada. 2005. Manual of Standard Procedures for Observing and 
   Reporting Ice Conditions (MANICE). Issuing authority: Assistant Deputy 
   Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada: 
   http://www.ec.gc.ca/glaces-ice/default.asp?lang=En&n=08D7D137-1.

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. 2004. SIGRID-3: A 
   Vector Archive Format for Sea Ice Charts. JCOMM Technical Report No. 23, 
   WMO/TD-No. 1214.

   Kokaly, R. F. 1996. Methods for Regridding AARI Data in SIGRID Format to the 
   EASE-Grid Projection. NSIDC Special Report 9. Boulder, Colorado USA: National 
   Snow and Ice Data Center.

   National Ice Center. 2006. National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and 
   Climatologies in Gridded Format. Edited and compiled by F. Fetterer and C. 
   Fowler. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital 
   media.  Thompson, T. 1981. Proposed Format for Gridded Sea Ice Information 
   (SIGRID). World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Report, World Climate 
   Program, 28 pp.

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Group: Summary

   The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts 
   for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the Global Digital Sea 
   Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB). The ice charts are created through the manual analysis 
   of in situ, satellite, and aerial reconnaissance data. The ice charts have 
   information on ice concentration, stage of development, and ice form, 
   following World Meteorological Organization terminology. These sea ice charts 
   begin in 2006 and cover the following regions of the Canadian Arctic: Northern 
   Canadian waters (Western Arctic, Eastern Arctic, and Hudson Bay) and Southern 
   Canadian waters (Great Lakes and East Coast). Each regional shapefile (.shp) 
   (encoded in SIGRID-3 format) and associated metadata file (.xml) are combined 
   into a tar archive file (.tar) for distribution. All data are available via FTP.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g00799.html
   Description: Arctic and Southern Ocean Sea Ice Concentrations
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01962.html
   Description: Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02172.html
   Description: National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02176.html
   Description: Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01111.html
   Description: The Dehn Collection of Arctic Sea Ice Charts, 1953-1986
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2009-10-09
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-12
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI to metadata record