Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G00807

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: 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) 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.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: 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: Unknown
      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.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140317

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140317

   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