Data Set ID:

Southern Hemisphere Ice Limits, 1973-1978, Version 1

Weekly Southern Ocean ice limits, have been digitized from U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Facility ice charts, at the Max-Planck Institut fur Meteorologie, Hamburg. Coverage is from 1 January 1973 to 31 June 1978. Data are gridded at 5 degree longitude intervals and are available via ftp.

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  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent > ICE EXTENT
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent > ICE EXTENT
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: -50, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1973 to 30 June 1978
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):P. Lemke, E. Trinkl, Klaus Hasselmann

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.

Hasselmann, K., P. Lemke, and E. W. Trinkl. 2003. Southern Hemisphere Ice Limits, 1973-1978, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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