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GLERL Great Lakes Ice Thickness Data Base, 1966-1979

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Entry ID

G00803

Summary

During the winters of 1965/66 through 1976/77, NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) collected weekly ice thickness and stratigraphy data at up to 90 stations per year on the Great Lakes. Data include station name, latitude, longitude and period of record as well as thickness of up to six ice layers, total ice thickness, snow depth (on top of ice), snow condition, ice condition, and ice type code. The data are useful for site-specific shoreline engineering studies, winter navigation projects and remote sensing ground truth. Constraints on the data include the relatively short period of record (eleven seasons maximum for any one station). Additionally, the time series may not reflect the full winter severity range. Nearshore data may not be valid for nearby locations or representative of offshore conditions, and ice type codes (the visual observation code) changed in 1974/75. Both old and new code lists are available.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 49°     S: 41°     E: -76°     W: -93°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sleator, F. E.
Dataset Title: GLERL Great Lakes Ice Thickness Data Base, 1966-1979
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00803.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5KW5CXG

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1965-01-01
Stop Date: 1977-05-01

Location Keywords

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

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Ancillary Keywords

  • Freshwater Ice
  • Ice Stratigraphy
  • Ice Thickness
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
  • Shore Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Inland Waters

Instrument

  • ICE AUGERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Data Set Progress

complete

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

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

Frederick E Sleator
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NOAA Great Lakes Ice Atlas

Reference

Assel, R. A. Great Lakes weekly ice cover statistics. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-133. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, 27 pp. (2005). ftp://ftp.glerl.noaa.gov/publications/tech_reports/glerl-133/

Assel, R. A. Computerized National Weather Service Great Lakes ice reports for winter seasons 1899-1970. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-130. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, 31 pp. (2004). ftp://ftp.glerl.noaa.gov/publications/tech_reports/glerl-130/

Assel, R. A. A Laurentian Great Lakes ice cover climatology. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference, Portland, Maine, June 9-11, 2004. 2 pp. (2004). http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/fulltext/2004/20040027.pdf

Assel, R. A., F. H. Quinn, and C. E. Sellinger. Hydro-climatic factors of the recent drop in Laurentian Great Lakes water levels. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 85(8):1143-1151 (2004). http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/fulltext/2004/20040017.pdf

Assel, R. A., S. Drobot, and T. E. Croley, II. Improving 30-day Great Lakes ice cover outlooks. Journal of Hydrometeorology 5(4):713-717 (2004). http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/fulltext/2004/20040016.pdf

Assel, R. A., S. Drobot, and T. E. Croley, II. Improving monthly Great Lakes ice cover outlooks. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-129. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, 22 pp. (2004). ftp://ftp.glerl.noaa.gov/publications/tech_reports/glerl-129/

Assel, R. A. Lake Erie ice cover climatology -- basin averaged ice cover: winters 1898-2002. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-128. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, 15 pp. (2004). ftp://ftp.glerl.noaa.gov/publications/tech_reports/glerl-128/

Sleator, F. E. Ice Thickness and Stratigraphy at Nearshore Locations on the Great Lakes. NOAA data report ERL GLERL-1-2, July 1978, NTIS number: PB297121 (metric units) and PB295671 (English units).

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1995-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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