Data Set ID:
G00874

International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1

The International Ice Patrol (IIP) tracks, plots, and predicts iceberg positions in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 52 degrees North, 39 to 57 degrees West. During several years (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1989) individual icebergs were tagged with buoys developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The motion of the icebergs bearing the USCG buoys were then tracked via satellite. Observation periods range from one week to two years depending on the buoy. The data are stored in the National Oceanographic Data Center format for drifting buoys (format number 156).

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Icebergs > ICEBERGS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 52, 
S: 40, 
E: -39, 
W: -57
Platform(s):BUOYS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):GPS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 February 1977 to 24 July 1989
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.).

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National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 1995. International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N52Z13FD. [Date Accessed].

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