Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G02195

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Konig Beatty, C. S. 
         Publication_Date: 20121031
         Title: Arctic Landfast Sea Ice 1953-1998
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02195.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZW1HV4

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         The files in this data set contain landfast sea ice data (monthly means) 
         gathered from both Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and 
         Canadian Ice Service (CIS) sources.  Details on processing and treatment are 
         given in the contributor's PhD thesis (Konig 2007), provided through the PhD 
         Thesis link above.   The data are provided in netCDF format. 

         The time span over which data are available is split into 3 ranges: for 
         1953-1967 there are only AARI data, for 1968-1990 both AARI and CIS data are 
         available, and from 1991-1998 only CIS data are available. 

         There are a total of six files: two for the 1953-1967 data, two for the 
         1968-1990 data, and two for the 1991-1998 data. There are two files for each 
         range because the files with "_noNaN" in their names contain "-1000" as the 
         missing value, and the other files use "nan" as the missing value. Otherwise 
         the data in those files are identical. 

         AARI data were obtained from NSIDC data set AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid 
         Sea Ice Observations (Fetterer and Troisi, 1997) that was later replaced by 
         Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006 (AARI, 2007).

         Fetterer, F., and V. Troisi. 1997. AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid Sea Ice 
         Observations. Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. 
         http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0050.html.

         Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. 2007. Sea ice charts of the Russian 
         Arctic in gridded format, 1933-2006. Edited and compiled by V. Smolyanitsky, 
         V. Borodachev, A. Mahoney, F. Fetterer, and R. Barry. Boulder, Colorado USA: 
         National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/g02176.html.

         Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely 
         by the contributor and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or 
         edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Konig Beatty, C. S. 
               Publication_Date: 20121031
               Title: Arctic Landfast Sea Ice 1953-1998
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02195-fastice/arctic_landfast_sea_ice_thesis.pdf

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19530101
            Ending_Date: 19981231
      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: 55

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: landfast ice
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Christof S. Konig Beatty
            Contact_Organization: Universite Catholique de Louvain
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            City: Unknown
            State_or_Province: Unknown
            Postal_Code: Unknown
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: Unknown
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Christof.KonigBeatty@uclouvain.be

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: G02195

   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: NetCDF
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G02195/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20140211

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20140211

   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