Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006

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Entry ID

G02182

Summary

The Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006 data are derived from sea ice charts from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia. Provided here are sea ice edge locations, where identifiable, in each AARI ice chart and monthly and seasonal mean sea ice extents for each of the marginal seas in the Russian Arctic derived from these ice edges. The original AARI charts were constructed primarily to assist operations in the Northern Sea Route. The digital version, from which this data set is derived, is titled Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006.

Spatial and temporal coverage vary. There is generally a chart every 10 days. However, the early part of the series only covers summer; in later years, coverage is year round. Sea ice edge position is given in decimal degrees (latitude at every degree longitude from about 30° W to 150° W going from west to east) for each of the 2877 ice charts. Landfast ice edge, multiyear ice edge, and pack ice edge data are available. Total ice cover and multiyear ice cover mean sea ice extent data, for each year, month, and marginal sea, is available as well, along with companion error statistic files.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 65°     E: 145°     W: 40°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Mahoney, A.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006
Dataset Release Date: 2008-06-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02182.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5W37T8Z

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1933-07-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: 10 days

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • AARI
  • Ice Chart
  • Russian Arctic
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Extent

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • BUOYS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • INFRARED RADIOMETERS
  • MR MICROWAVE RADIOMETER
  • RADIOMETERS
  • SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • SLAR Side-Looking Airborne Radar
  • VISIBLE SPECTROMETER
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Quality

The location of the ice edges in the ice charts that were used to calculate the ice extent have been inspected manually for accuracy and corrected where necessary.

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

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: 0.04 - 5 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

A. Mahoney
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • CIRES/University of Colorado at Boulder
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Country: USA

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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Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH)

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National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format

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National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.

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Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format

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Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006

Reference

Mahoney, A, R.G. Barry, V. Smolyanitsky and F. Fetterer, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, 2008.

Taylor, J. 1997. Introduction to Error Analysis, the Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements, 2nd Edition.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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