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The Dehn Collection of Arctic Sea Ice Charts, 1953-1986

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Entry ID

G01111

Summary

The National Snow and Ice Data Center holds a collection of charts depicting ice conditions in the seas off Alaska and western Canada coasts. Ice edge position and some ice concentration and other information are included, though the notations on the charts are often sparse and discontinuous in space and time, especially for older charts in the series. These charts, more that 6,800 in number, were donated to NSIDC by the estate of William H. Dehn. NSIDC has partnered with the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) and the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) to scan the charts and to make them available through a searchable interface.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 55°     E: -120°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.).
Dataset Title: The Dehn Collection of Arctic Sea Ice Charts, 1953-1986
Dataset Release Date: 2005-07-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01111.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5F769GD

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1953-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR ARCTIC
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN BERING SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration Ice Compactness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration Ice Compactness

Ancillary Keywords

  • Aerial Reconnaissance
  • Climatology
  • ICE ANALYSES
  • ICE CHARTS
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
  • Sea Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • SATELLITES
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • INFRARED RADIOMETERS
  • VISIBLE SPECTROMETER
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NOAA

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

NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC ARC 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

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
Distribution Size: 200 KB
Distribution Format: PNG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 450 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

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

F. Fetterer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: fetterer@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • CIRES
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Environmental Working Group Arctic Atlases

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB)

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Arctic Sea Ice Charts from Danish Meteorological Institute, 1893 - 1956

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Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin: Aircraft Landing Observations from the Former Soviet Union, 1928-1989

Reference

Drobot, S. 2003. Long-range statistical forecasting of ice severity in the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea. Weather and Forecasting 18 (6): 1161-1176.

Dehn, W. S. 1979. Inadequacies in Archive Sea Ice Data. Glaciological Data Report : Workshop on Snow Cover and Sea Ice Data. GD-5 p 101-106. World Data Center A for Glaciology (Snow and Ice). Boulder, CO.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-05

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