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	            From 1893 to 1956, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) created charts of 
	            observed and inferred sea ice extent for each summer month. These charts are 
	            based on compiled observations of ice conditions reported by a variable 
	            network of national organizations, shore-based observers, scientific 
	            expeditions, and ships as detailed in each report; in cases where no 
	            observations were available, the lead mapmakers extrapolated further ice cover 
	            using their knowledge of ice movement. Except for where direct observations 
	            are indicated, caution is advised in using the charts’ ice edge because there 
	            is no way to quantify the assumptions used in extrapolating ice edge or the 
	            error involved in this method. See the note on reliability for further 
	            discussion of potential error. The charts were scanned at the Icelandic 
	            Meteorological Office (IMO) and are being made available here as a service and 
	            in cooperation with DMI and other contributors. In all, there are 266 image 
	            files containing 291 images.
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