Data Set ID:

Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006, Version 1

The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, Russia, produces sea ice charts for safety of navigation in the polar regions and for other operational and scientific purposes. Arctic charts from 1933 through 2006 are collected in this data set. Chart frequency and spatial coverage varies, but charts were compiled every 10 days during the navigation season, and monthly for the rest of the year, over most of the series. There is a gap with no charts from 1993 through 1996. Chart coverage focuses on the Northern Sea Route, although later charts extend into the central Arctic. The charts were compiled from a variety of data sources, with heavy reliance on regular reconnaissance flights for most of the series until 1992.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Sea Ice > Ice Types > ICE TYPES
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Data Format(s):
  • PNG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
N: 90, 
S: 60, 
S: 60, 
E: 180, 
E: -130, 
W: -24
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • 12.5 x 12.5
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006
  • 1 January 1933 to 31 December 1992
Temporal Resolution10 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):V. Smolyanitsky, V. Borodachev, F. Fetterer, A. Mahoney, R. Barry

Geographic Coverage

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Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. Compiled by V. Smolyanitsky, V. Borodachev, A. Mahoney, F. Fetterer, and R. G. Barry. 2007. Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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