Field Observations and Operational Charts of Sea Ice Data

Sea ice products on this page all come from field observations and sea ice charts along with some data sets that incorporate satellite data. Data sets include sea ice charts, sea ice drift and velocity, sea ice concentration and extent, sea ice thickness, sea ice age, and others from ships, buoys, upward-looking sonar, and manned research stations.

For sea ice products derived from passive microwave sensors, or from visible and infrared sensors, refer to:

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)

AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid Sea Ice Observations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0050)

N: 90, S: 45, E: 105, W: -130
N: 90, S: 68, E: 110, W: -24
1953/01/01 to 1990/12/30 12.5 km 10 day Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt, Ice Types, Polynyas, Sea Ice Age, Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973, Version 1 (G01358)

N: 90, S: 80, E: 180, W: -180 1893/01/01 to 1973/12/31 Sea Ice Motion

Arctic Sea Ice Charts from Danish Meteorological Institute, 1893 - 1956, Version 1 (G02203)

N: 90, S: 55, E: 180, W: -180 1893/04/01 to 1956/08/31 Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration and Extent from Danish Meteorological Institute Sea Ice Charts, 1901-1956, Version 1 (G10007)

N: 90, S: 55, E: 180, W: -180 1901/04/01 to 1956/08/31 Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

Arctic and Southern Ocean Sea Ice Concentrations, Version 1 (G00799)

N: 90, S: 40, E: 180, W: -180
N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1953/01/01 to 1995/08/31 1 month Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

AWI Moored ULS Data, Greenland Sea and Fram Strait, 1991-2002, Version 1 (G02139)

N: 79, S: 74.4, E: 12.98333, W: 2 1991/08/01 to 2002/09/30 Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Draft, Water Pressure, Water Temperature

AWI Moored ULS Data, Weddell Sea (1990-1998), Version 1 (G01359)

N: -59, S: -71, E: 0, W: -53 1990/11/22 to 1998/04/11 Ice Depth/Thickness, Water Pressure, Water Temperature

Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0020)

N: 90, S: 60, E: 30, W: -30 1988/03/01 to 1989/05/31 Acoustic Scattering, Air Temperature, Alkalinity, Ambient Noise, Barometric Altitude, Benthic Habitat, Bioluminescence, Carbon Dioxide, Chlorophyll, Conductivity, Fluorescence

The Dehn Collection of Arctic Sea Ice Charts, 1953-1986, Version 1 (G01111)

N: 90, S: 55, E: -120, W: -180 1953/01/01 to 1986/12/31 Ice Compactness, Ice Extent

Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas, Version 1 (G01938)

N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180 1950/01/01 to 1995/12/31 Air Temperature, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Humidity, Incoming Solar Radiation, Longwave Radiation, Net Radiation, Precipitation Amount, Sea Level Pressure, Snow, Snow Depth, Snow Water Equivalent

Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas, Version 1 (G01962)

N: 90, S: 45, E: 180, W: -180 1950/01/01 to 1994/12/31 Ice Deformation, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Extent, Ice Types, Ocean Currents, Sea Ice Age, Sea Ice Concentration

IABP Drifting Buoy Pressure, Temperature, Position, and Interpolated Ice Velocity, Version 1 (G00791)

N: 90, S: 50, E: 0, W: -180 1979/01/19 Air Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure, Ice Drift, Ice Velocity

Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003, Version 1 (G02177)

N: 74.152, S: 70.083, E: -125.577, W: -133.828 1990/04/01 to 2003/09/30 Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Velocity

International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database, Version 1 (G00807)

N: 65, S: 40, E: -39, W: -57
N: 52, S: 40, E: -39, W: -57
1960/01/01 to 2015/12/31 Icebergs

IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0084)

N: -57, S: -76, E: 180, W: -180 1995/01/01 1 day, 3 hour Air Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, Buoy Position, Ice Growth/Melt, Ice Temperature

March through August Ice Edge Positions in the Nordic Seas, 1750-2002, Version 1 (G02169)

N: 86, S: 57.7, E: 64.2, W: -36.2 1750/01/01 to 2002/12/31 Ice Edges

Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin: Aircraft Landing Observations from the Former Soviet Union, 1928-1989, Version 1 (G02140)

N: 90, S: 64, E: 180, W: -180 1928/06/01 to 1989/05/31 Hummocks, Ice Deformation, Ice Depth/Thickness, Length, Sea Ice Elevation, Snow Density

Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH), Version 1 (G02186)

N: 90, S: 0, E: 180, W: -180 2006/01/01 4 km 1 day Ice Edges, Ice Extent, Ice Growth/Melt

National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format, Version 1 (G02172)

N: 90, S: 45, E: 180, W: -180 1972/01/01 to 2007/12/31 25 km 7 day Sea Ice Concentration

NOAA/NMC/CAC Arctic and Antarctic Monthly Sea Ice Extent, 1973-1990, Version 1 (G00917)

N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
N: 90, S: 50, E: 180, W: -180
1973/01/31 to 1990/08/31 Ice Extent, Sea Ice Concentration

Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006, Version 1 (G02176)

N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -24
N: 90, S: 60, E: -130, W: -180
1997/01/01 to 2006/12/31
1933/01/01 to 1992/12/31
12.5 10 day Ice Types, Sea Ice Concentration

Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006, Version 1 (G02182)

N: 90, S: 65, E: 145, W: 40 1933/07/01 to 2006/12/31 10 day Ice Edges, Ice Extent

Sea Ice Melt Pond Data from the Canadian Arctic, Version 1 (G01169)

N: 75, S: 73, E: -95, W: -98 1994/06/01 to 1994/07/31 Albedo, Ice Growth/Melt

Southern Hemisphere Ice Limits, 1973-1978, Version 1 (G02129)

N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1973/01/01 to 1978/06/30 Ice Extent

Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics, Version 1 (G01360)

N: 90, S: 70, E: 180, W: -180 1960/02/01 to 2005/11/30 Ice Deformation, Ice Depth/Thickness, Ice Roughness, Leads