Great Lakes Ice Charts

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Entry ID

G00486

Summary

Charts show ice extent and concentration three times weekly during the ice season, for all lakes except Ontario, from the 1973/74 ice season through the 2001/2002 ice season. Most charts are annotated to indicate data sources. Straits of Mackinac, Green Bay and Sault Ste. Marie are enlarged as insets, and in some cases, provided as separate charts. From 1973/74 through 1986/87, charts were prepared by the National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning with the 1987/88 season, the National Ice Center (formerly known as the Navy/NOAA Joint Ice Center) in Suitland, Maryland prepared the charts. Charts are available as GIF files.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 49°     S: 41°     E: -79°     W: -93°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center, compiler
Dataset Title: Great Lakes Ice Charts
Dataset Release Date: 2004-05-13
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00486.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5H41PBV

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1973-12-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GREAT LAKES GREAT LAKES
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION MID-LATITUDE

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice River Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice River Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Climatology
  • Freshwater Ice
  • ICE CHARTS
  • Ice Navigation
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
  • Lake Ice
  • NOAA
  • NSIDC
  • River Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Inland Waters

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: GIF

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NOAA Great Lakes Ice Atlas

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Great Lakes Ice Charts, documentation and link to data

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-05-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-06

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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