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Data Set ID:
G01962

Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas, Version 1

Note: The Russian chart component of this product has been replaced and updated by Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006 and the U.S chart component by National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) was established in June 1995 under the framework of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation. In order to expand scientific understanding of the Arctic, the EWG Arctic Climatology Project compiled a set of three atlases on CD-ROM for arctic oceanography, sea ice, and meteorology.

U.S. and Russian partners developed the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas. The U.S. Navy submarine and Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) community strongly supported this project. The U.S. Arctic Submarine Laboratory and the National Ice Center (NIC)/Naval Ice Center (NAVICE)--a joint agency supported by the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard--prepared the data. The Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg contributed sea ice data and analyses. The Environmental Research Institute in Michigan designed and compiled the CD-ROM and served as managing editor of the project. The contents of the CD-ROM are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 45, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1994
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Ice Deformation
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Sea Ice > Ice Types
  • Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Age
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT, COASTAL STATIONS, GROUND STATIONS, SATELLITES, SHIPS, SUBMARINE, WEATHER STATIONS
Sensor(s): UPWARD LOOKING SONAR, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky.

Data Citation

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Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky. 2000. Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5C82766. [Date Accessed].

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