Data Set ID: 

GLERL Great Lakes Ice Concentration Data Base, 1960-1979, Version 1

This data set consists of ice concentration grids from 1960 to 1979 for the Great Lakes. Over 2800 charts were digitized to produce this data base. The data were given to NSIDC by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), Ann Arbor, MI.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent > ICE EXTENT
  • Snow/Ice > Lake Ice > LAKE ICE
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 49, 
S: 41, 
E: -76, 
W: -93
Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km x 5 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 1960 to 1 May 1979
Temporal Resolution15 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Raymond Assel

Geographic Coverage

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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.

Assel, R. A. 1983. GLERL Great Lakes Ice Concentration Data Base, 1960-1979, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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