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Great Lakes Ice Charts, Version 1

Charts show ice extent and concentration three times weekly during the ice season, for all lakes except Ontario, from the 1973/74 ice season through the 2001/2002 ice season. Most charts are annotated to indicate data sources. Straits of Mackinac, Green Bay and Sault Ste. Marie are enlarged as insets, and in some cases, provided as separate charts. From 1973/74 through 1986/87, charts were prepared by the National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning with the 1987/88 season, the National Ice Center (formerly known as the Navy/NOAA Joint Ice Center) in Suitland, Maryland prepared the charts. Charts are available as GIF files.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 49, S: 41, E: -79, W: -93

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 December 1973
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
  • Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
  • Snow/Ice > River Ice
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • GIF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): National Snow & Ice Data Center, (comp.).

Data Citation

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National Snow & Ice Data Center, (comp.). 2004. Great Lakes Ice Charts, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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