Data Set ID:

Recurring Spring Leads and Landfast Ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, 1993-2004, Version 1

This data set contains information on recurring spring leads and landfast ice extent in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. This data set maps and documents the spatial and temporal distribution of recurring leads and landfast ice in this area spanning 1993 through 2004 and are based on visible and infrared Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent > Landfast Ice Extent
  • Sea Ice > Leads > LEADS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Access
  • XML
  • GeoTIFF
  • JPEG
  • Grid
  • ArcInfo Interchange
  • Shapefile
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 73.95769, 
S: 68.48204, 
E: -129.87714, 
W: -164.08084
Platform(s):NOAA-12, NOAA-14, NOAA-15, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, RADARSAT-1
Spatial Resolution:
  • 100 m x 100 m
  • 1.1 km x 1.1 km
Sensor(s):AVHRR, SAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 9 December 1993 to 29 July 2004
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Hajo Eicken, Lewis Shapiro, Allison Graves Gaylord, P Cotter, A. Mahoney

Geographic Coverage

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Eicken, H., L. Shapiro, A. G. Gaylord, A. Mahoney, and P. W. Cotter. 2009. Recurring Spring Leads and Landfast Ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, 1993-2004, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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