Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G02171

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Canadian Ice Service, . 
         Publication_Date: 20091009
         Title: Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02171.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51V5BW9

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts 
         for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the Global Digital Sea 
         Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB). The ice charts are created through the manual analysis 
         of in situ, satellite, and aerial reconnaissance data. The ice charts have 
         information on ice concentration, stage of development, and ice form, 
         following World Meteorological Organization terminology. These sea ice charts 
         begin in 2006 and cover the following regions of the Canadian Arctic: Northern 
         Canadian waters (Western Arctic, Eastern Arctic, and Hudson Bay) and Southern 
         Canadian waters (Great Lakes and East Coast). Each regional shapefile (.shp) 
         (encoded in SIGRID-3 format) and associated metadata file (.xml) are combined 
         into a tar archive file (.tar) for distribution. All data are available via FTP.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Canadian Ice Service, . 
               Publication_Date: 20091009
               Title: Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02171_CIS_seaice_regional/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20060101
            Ending_Date: Unknown
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -164.05002
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.96925
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.19372
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.52777

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
         Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
         Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Ocean
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Ocean Basin
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Canadian Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Canadian Ice Service
         Theme_Keyword: Great Lakes
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Chart
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Form
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Form
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Stage Of Development
         Theme_Keyword: Stage Of Development
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Great Lakes, Canada
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean

   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: G02171

   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.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: XML
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G02171/
      Fees: None

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G02171/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130312

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130312

   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