Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G00807

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Publication_Date: 19950101
         Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g00807.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         The International Ice Patrol (IIP) has been collecting information on iceberg 
         activity in the North Atlantic since 1911. This database contains the data 
         from these sightings from 1960 through most current processing. The IIP data 
         files include latitude and longitude of sighted icebergs, coded iceberg size 
         class, date and time of sighting, last date sighted, number of days within the 
         observation area, and several fields pertaining to the iceberg's 
         model-predicted location. The IIP area of responsibility is 40° N to 65° N and 
         39° W to 57° W. Note, the IIP area of responsibility prior to 2006 was 40° N 
         to 52° N and 39° W to 57° W. Data are in space-delimited ASCII text files and 
         are available via FTP.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Publication_Date: 19950101
               Title: International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g00807_international_iceberg_sightings/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19600101
            Ending_Date: 20131231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -57
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: -39
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Icebergs
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
         Theme_Keyword: RADAR > Radio Detection and Ranging
         Theme_Keyword: SLAR > Side-Looking Airborne Radar
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
         Theme_Keyword: DRILLING PLATFORMS
         Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: oceans
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Current Meter
         Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOY
         Theme_Keyword: Drifting Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Icebergs
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Buoy
         Theme_Keyword: International Ice Patrol
         Theme_Keyword: Surface Floats/drifters
         Theme_Keyword: Tiros Oceanographic Drifter
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: G00807

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G00807
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20141016

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20141016

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002