Entry_ID: G00874
Entry_Title: International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Icebergs
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Current Meter
Keyword: DRIFTING BUOY
Keyword: Ice Buoy
Keyword: Surface Drifter
Keyword: Surface Drifting Buoy
Keyword: Tiros Oceanographic Drifter
Keyword: TOD
Sensor_Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1977-02-25
   Stop_Date: 1989-07-24
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40
   Northernmost_Latitude: 52
   Westernmost_Longitude: -57
   Easternmost_Longitude: -39
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: 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

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Group: 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).

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.uscg-iip.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=68
   Description: International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1995-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI