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Great Lakes Daily Ice Observations at NOAA Water Level Gauge Sites

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Entry ID

G00945

Summary

This data set contains daily visual ice observations taken yearly from 1 November to 30 April at NOAA/National Ocean Service water level gauge sites in the Great Lakes Basin from 1956 to the 1997. Not all gauge sites have reported each season; a list of sites with coordinates and reporting years is included with the data set. The longest records tend to be at river stations such as St. Clair, St. Marys, Detroit, and St. Lawrence. Daily observations are coded (open water, solid ice, honeycombed ice, slush ice, windrowed ice, drifting ice, ice gorge), as well as first and last reported ice for eachseason. This time series is a unique data set.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 49°     S: 41°     E: -75°     W: -93°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: Great Lakes Daily Ice Observations at NOAA Water Level Gauge Sites
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/g00945.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5PN93HT

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1956-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-04-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA USA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GREAT LAKES DETROIT RIVER
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION MID-LATITUDE

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Climatology
  • Freeze-up
  • Freshwater Ice
  • Ice Breakup
  • ICE TYPES
  • Seasonal Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Inland Waters

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

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NOAA Great Lakes Ice Atlas

Reference

Hanson H.P., C.S. Hanson and B.H. Yu. 1992. Recent Great Lakes Ice Trends. Bulletin of the AMS. 73(5):577-84.

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: 2014-03-19

Metadata Views

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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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