Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G01962

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Environmental Working Group.  Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky. 
         Publication_Date: 20000101
         Title: Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g01962.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5C82766

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         Note: The Russian chart component of this product has been 
         replaced and updated by Sea Ice 
         Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006 and the U.S 
         chart component by National Ice 
         Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.

         The Environmental Working Group (EWG) was established in June 1995 under the 
         framework of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technological 
         Cooperation. In order to expand scientific understanding of the Arctic, the 
         EWG Arctic Climatology Project compiled a set of three atlases on CD-ROM for 
         arctic oceanography, sea ice, and meteorology.

         U.S. and Russian partners developed the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice 
         Atlas. The U.S. Navy submarine and Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) 
         community strongly supported this project. The U.S. Arctic Submarine 
         Laboratory and the National Ice Center (NIC)/Naval Ice Center (NAVICE)--a 
         joint agency supported by the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast 
         Guard--prepared the data. The Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute 
         (AARI) in St. Petersburg contributed sea ice data and analyses. The 
         Environmental Research Institute in Michigan designed and compiled the CD-ROM 
         and served as managing editor of the project.

         Please register with NSIDC User Services to receive the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian 
         Arctic Sea Ice Atlas CD-ROM. Refer to The Environmental Working Group Arctic 
         Atlases on CD-ROM for information about other related products.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Environmental Working Group.  Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky. 
               Publication_Date: 20000101
               Title: Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01962_ewg_sea_ice_atlas/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19500101
            Ending_Date: 19941231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Deformation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Types
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Age
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Deformation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Types
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Age
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ARCTIC CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: UPWARD LOOKING SONAR
         Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
         Theme_Keyword: COASTAL STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
         Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
         Theme_Keyword: SUBMARINE
         Theme_Keyword: WEATHER STATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: oceans
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Ocean
         Theme_Keyword: Climate
         Theme_Keyword: Climatology
         Theme_Keyword: Cryosphere
         Theme_Keyword: Hydrosphere
         Theme_Keyword: ICE BREAKERS
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Extent
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Form
         Theme_Keyword: ICE STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Surveys
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Thickness Distribution
         Theme_Keyword: NOAA
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC
         Theme_Keyword: Ocean
         Theme_Keyword: Satellites
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Age
         Theme_Keyword: SEA ICE  CONCENTRATION
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Cover
         Theme_Keyword: Submarines
         Theme_Keyword: Upward Looking Sonar
         Theme_Keyword: Visual Observations
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: G01962

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20131010

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20131010

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002