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Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006, Version 1

The Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006 data are derived from sea ice charts from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia. Provided here are sea ice edge locations, where identifiable, in each AARI ice chart and monthly and seasonal mean sea ice extents for each of the marginal seas in the Russian Arctic derived from these ice edges. The original AARI charts were constructed primarily to assist operations in the Northern Sea Route. The digital version, from which this data set is derived, is titled Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006.

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  • Sea Ice > Ice Edges > ICE EDGES
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent > ICE EXTENT
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 65, 
E: 145, 
W: 40
Spatial Resolution:
  • 1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 July 1933 to 31 December 2006
Temporal Resolution10 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):A. Mahoney

Geographic Coverage

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Mahoney, A. 2008. Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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