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International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database

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Entry ID

G00807

Summary

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.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 52°     S: 40°     E: -39°     W: -57°    
N: 65°     S: 40°     E: -39°     W: -57°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01updated annually
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00807.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1960-01-01

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Oceans Sea Ice Icebergs
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Icebergs

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic
  • Current Meter
  • DRIFTING BUOY
  • Drifting Ice
  • Icebergs
  • Ice Buoy
  • International Ice Patrol
  • Surface Floats/drifters
  • Tiros Oceanographic Drifter

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • DRILLING PLATFORMS
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • DRIFTING BUOYS
  • RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
  • SLAR Side-Looking Airborne Radar

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography

Reference

Visit International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1995-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-17

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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