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March through August Ice Edge Positions in the Nordic Seas, 1750-2002

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Entry ID

G02169

Summary

This product contains ice edge coordinates for the Nordic Seas from 1750 through 2002 for months March through August. Ice edge in this product is defined as the outer boundary of ice having at least 30% ice concentration. Data are derived from publicly available sea ice products and use observational data from ship logbooks, diaries and other sources in addition to more recent satellite data products from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I). The data are distributed via FTP in ASCII, JPEG, and shapefile format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 86°     S: 57.7°     E: 64.2°     W: -36.2°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Divine, D. V. and C. Dick.
Dataset Title: March through August Ice Edge Positions in the Nordic Seas, 1750-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2007-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02169.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N59884X1

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1750-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN NORWEGIAN SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Edges

Ancillary Keywords

  • NOAA
  • Nordic Seas

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
  • NIMBUS-7
  • SATELLITES
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
  • SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Quality

There are some known limitations in the input data collections referenced in Divine and Dick (2006). March through August months were selected since these months contain a high data density. Therefore, the annual cycle of sea ice advance and retreat is not captured. See documentation for limitations by by data collection.

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
Distribution Size: 0.03 - 61.1 KB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.03 - 61.1 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.03 - 61.1 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Dmitry V Divine
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Norwegian Polar Institute

City: Tromsø
Country: Norway

Chad Dick
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Norwegian Polar Institute
  • CliC International Project Office

City: Tromsø
Country: Norway

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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ACSYS Historical Ice Chart Archive (1553-2002)

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DMSP SSM/I Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, June to September 2001

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AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid Sea Ice Observations

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Environmental Working Group joint U.S.-Russian sea ice atlas

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

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National Ice Center Arctic sea ice charts and climatologies in gridded format

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Nimbus-7 SMMR polar radiances and Arctic and Antarctic sea ice concentrations

Reference

Ackley, S., P. Wadhams, J.C. Comiso, and A.P. Worby. 2003. Decadal decrease of Antarctic sea ice extent inferred from whaling records revisited on the basis of historical and modern sea ice records. Polar Research 22(1), 19-25.

Divine, D.V., and C. Dick. 2006. Historical variability of sea ice edge position in the Nordic Seas. J. Geophys. Res. 111, No. C1, C01001, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002851. Polyakov, I., R.V. Bekryaev, G.V. Alekseev, U. Bhatt, R. Colony, M.A. Johnson, A.P. Makshtas, and D. Walsh. 2003. Variability and trends of air temperature and pressure in the maritime Arctic, 1875-2000. J. Climate 16, 2067-2077.

Vinje, T. 2001. Anomalies and trends of sea ice extent and atmospheric circulation in the Nordic Seas during the period 1864-1998. J. Climate 14, 255-267.

Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith. 1998. New, improved version of the Generic Mapping Tools Released. EOS Trans. AGU 79, 579.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-20

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