Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level:

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-09-02

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g01377.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database
Date:
Date: 2000
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2000-12-01
Identifier: G01377
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5W66HP8
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

The Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database contains freeze and thaw/breakup dates as well as other descriptive ice cover data for 865 lakes and rivers in the Northern Hemisphere. Of the 542 water bodies that have records longer than 19 years, 370 of them are in North America and 172 are in Eurasia. 249 lakes and rivers have records longer than 50 years, and 66 have records longer than 100 years. A few water bodies have data available prior to 1845. This database, with water bodies distributed around the Northern Hemisphere, allows for the analysis of broad spatial patterns as well as long-term temporal patterns. This data set was prepared by the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research (NTL-LTER) program at the Center for Limnology (CFL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) from data submitted by participants in the Lake Ice Analysis Group (LIAG). LIAG is an international ad hoc group of scientists who participated in a 1996 workshop sponsored by CFL and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program as well as other data contributors. The group is especially interested in continuous data extending for 30 years or more. If you wish to contribute data for inclusion in the database, please contact Corinna Gries (cgries@wisc.edu) at CFL. The data are stored in a standard format in a database. NSIDC has developed a Web-based user interface to the database that allows users to search the database and retrieve data by the available parameters. The interface also includes a link to more general information about the lakes and rivers in the database, including, for example, latitude and longitude. The output can be directed to a Web browser, a gzipped file, or a tab-separated ASCII text file. <strong>Note</strong>: The term phenology in the data set title refers to the seasonal phenomenon of the freezing and thawing of lake and river ice. Access to the Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database data set is unrestricted, but users are encouraged to register for the data. Registered users will automatically receive e-mail notification about any product changes.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Benson, B. and J. Magnuson. 2000, updated 2012. Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5W66HP8.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Barbara Benson
Organization Name: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 608 262-3014 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
Administrative Area: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Email: bjbenson@wisc.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John Magnuson
Organization Name: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 608 262-3014 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
Administrative Area: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Email: jjmagnus@wisc.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: John Magnuson
Organization Name: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 608 262-3014 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
Administrative Area: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Email: jjmagnus@wisc.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Florence Fetterer
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw > Freeze Date, Breakup Date, Ice Duration
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > River Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > River Ice
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Breakup
Keyword: Broad Spatial Patterns
Keyword: Climate
Keyword: FREEZE UP
Keyword: Ice Off Date
Keyword: Ice On Date
Keyword: Lake Ice
Keyword: Lake Ice Analysis Group
Keyword: LIAG
Keyword: LONG-TERM TEMPORAL PATTERNS
Keyword: LONG-TERM TRENDS
Keyword: NOAA
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: River Ice
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Topic Category:

Value: inlandWaters
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -140.4
Eastbound Longitude: 149.3
Southbound Latitude: 36.5
Northbound Latitude: 82.5

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 8740101
End Position: 20091231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: Online (HTTP)

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G01377/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Function:

Value:
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01377_lake_river_ice/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)