International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks

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Entry ID

G00874

Summary

The International Ice Patrol (IIP) tracks, plots and predicts iceberg positions in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 52 degrees North, 39 to 57 degrees West. During several years (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1989) individual icebergs were 'tagged' with buoys developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The motion of the icebergs bearing the USCG buoys were then tracked via satellite. Observation periods range from one week to two years depending on the buoy. The data are stored in the National Oceanographic Data Center format for drifting buoys (format number 156).

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.).
Dataset Title: International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks
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/g00874.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N52Z13FD

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1977-02-25
Stop Date: 1989-07-24

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
  • Ice Buoy
  • Surface Drifter
  • Surface Drifting Buoy
  • Tiros Oceanographic Drifter
  • TOD

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Instrument

  • DRIFTING BUOYS

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 the International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography

National Oceanographic Data Center Users Guide, 1992 Robe, R.Q. and D.C. Maier, 1979, Long-Term Tracking of Arctic Icebergs, U.S. Coast Guard Report CG-D-36-79. NTIS #: ADA072473

Robe, R.Q., 1982, Iceberg Drift Near Greenland, U.S. Coast Guard Report CG-D-36-82. NTIS # ADA121586

Anderson, I., 1983, Oceanographic Conditions on the Grand Banks during the 1983 International Ice Patrol Season. Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic, Appendix B, CG-188-38

Murphy, D.L. and Wright, G.F., 1989, Iceberg Movement Determined by Satellite Tracked Platforms, Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic, Appendix C, CG-188-44

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: 2013-03-07

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