National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format

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:

2014-10-21

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g02172.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format
Date:
Date: 2006
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2006-01-01
Identifier: G02172
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5X34VDB
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
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Abstract:

The U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) is an inter-agency sea ice analysis and forecasting center comprised of the Department of Commerce/NOAA, the Department of Defense/U.S. Navy, and the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard components. Since 1972, NIC has produced Arctic and Antarctic sea ice charts. This data set is comprised of Arctic sea ice concentration climatology derived from the NIC weekly or biweekly operational ice-chart time series. The charts used in the climatology are from 1972 through 2007; and the monthly climatology products are median, maximum, minimum, first quartile, and third quartile concentrations, as well as frequency of occurrence of ice at any concentration for the entire period of record as well as for 10-year and 5-year periods. These climatologies and the charts from which they are derived are provided in the 25-km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) binary (.bin) format. The climatologies are also available in ArcGIS geodatabases (.mdb), and GIF format browse files (.gif) are also provided. NIC charts are produced through the analyses of available in situ, remote sensing, and model data sources. They are generated primarily for mission planning and safety of navigation. NIC charts generally show more ice than do passive microwave derived sea ice concentrations, particularly in the summer when passive microwave algorithms tend to underestimate ice concentration. The record of sea ice concentration from the NIC series is believed to be more accurate than that from passive microwave sensors, especially from the mid-1990s on (see references at the end of this documentation), but it lacks the consistency of some passive microwave time series.

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 Ice Center. 2006, updated 2009. National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format. [indicate subset used]. Compiled by F. Fetterer and C. Fowler. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5X34VDB.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Suitland, Maryland Usa National Ice Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Suitland
Administrative Area: MD
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Florence Fetterer
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Charles Fowler
Organization Name: University of Colorado at Boulder
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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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

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Value: series
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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:

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Citation Information:

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

Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: Sea Ice Stage Of Development
Keyword: Sea Ice Variability
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: environment
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Topic Category:

Value: oceans
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Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: 45
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19720101
End Position: 20071231

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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:

Name: Binary
Specification: FTP 1.32 GB

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Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G02172/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02172_nic_charts_climo_grid/index.html
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Density Units: B
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: OLS > Operational Linescan System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SAR > Synthetic Aperture Radar
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SCATTEROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: DMSP > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: MODELS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA POES > NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: SATELLITES
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: SHIPS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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