The International Ice Patrol (IIP) has been collecting information on iceberg activity in the North Atlantic since 1913. This database contains the data from these sightings from 1960 through most current processing. The IIP data files include latitude and longitude of sighted icebergs, coded iceberg size and shape class, and date and time of the sighting. The IIP area of responsibility is 40° N to 65° N and 39° W to 57° W. Note, the IIP area of responsibility prior to 2006 was 40° N to 52° N and 39° W to 57° W. Data are in space-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.
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International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database, Version 1
|Spatial Resolution:||Not Specified|
|Temporal Resolution:||Not specified|
|Platform(s)||AIRCRAFT, DRILLING PLATFORMS, SHIPS|
|Sensor(s):||DRIFTING BUOYS, RADAR, SLAR|
|Data Contributor(s):||International Ice Patrol.|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.International Ice Patrol. 1995, updated 2016. International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N56Q1V5R. [Date Accessed].