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	         gmd: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.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  Konig Beatty, C. S. 2012. Arctic Landfast Sea Ice 1953-1998. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZW1HV4. 
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