Data Set ID: 

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 EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas was developed by U.S. and Russian partners. The Atlas contains four main sections: an introduction to Arctic sea ice, a section that describes primary sea ice data sets and analysis methods, a section with a graphical atlas containing two-dimensional color coded ice charts and graphical products, and an Arctic sea ice data section.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Sea Ice > Ice Deformation > ICE DEFORMATION
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent > ICE EXTENT
  • Sea Ice > Ice Types > ICE TYPES
  • Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Age > SEA ICE AGE
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 45, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1994
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky.

Geographic Coverage

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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. doi: [Date Accessed].

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