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Data Set ID:
G02171

Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1

The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB). The ice charts are created through the manual analysis of in situ, satellite, and aerial reconnaissance data. The ice charts have information on ice concentration, stage of development, and ice form, following World Meteorological Organization terminology. These sea ice charts begin in 2006 and cover the following regions of the Canadian Arctic: Northern Canadian waters (Western Arctic, Eastern Arctic, and Hudson Bay) and Southern Canadian waters (Great Lakes and East Coast). Each regional shapefile (.shp) (encoded in SIGRID-3 format) and associated metadata file (.xml) are combined into a tar archive file (.tar) for distribution. All data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 83.19372, S: 39.52777, E: 21.96925, W: -164.05002

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2006
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, SATELLITES, SHIPS
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • XML
  • ESRI Shapefile
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Canadian Ice Service

Data Citation

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.

Canadian Ice Service, . 2009. Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51V5BW9. [Date Accessed].
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