Great Lakes Ice Charts, Version 1 (G00486)
Data set:
G00486
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Overview

These charts show ice extent and concentration three times weekly during the ice season, for all lakes except Ontario, from the 1973/74 ice season through the 2001/2002 ice season. Most charts are annotated to indicate data sources. The Straits of Mackinac, Green Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie are enlarged as insets; and in some cases, provided as separate charts. From 1973/74 through 1986/87, charts were prepared by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning with the 1987/88 season, the National Ice Center (formerly known as the Navy/NOAA Joint Ice Center) in Suitland, Maryland prepared the charts. Charts are available as GIF files.
Parameter(s):
ICE EXTENT LAKE ICE RIVER ICE
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
GIF
Temporal Coverage:
1 December 1973 to 9 May 2002
Temporal Resolution:
2 day
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
49
S:
41
E:
-79
W:
-93

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