Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database, Version 1 (G01377)
Data set:
G01377
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Version Summary
Initial release.

Overview

The Global Lake and River Ice Phenology Database contains freeze and thaw/breakup dates as well as other descriptive ice cover data for 865 lakes and rivers in the Northern Hemisphere. Of the 542 water bodies that have records longer than 19 years, 370 of them are in North America and 172 are in Eurasia. 249 lakes and rivers have records longer than 50 years, and 66 have records longer than 100 years. A few water bodies have data available prior to 1845. This database, with water bodies distributed around the Northern Hemisphere, allows for the analysis of broad spatial patterns as well as long-term temporal patterns.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Barbara
    Benson
  • John
    Magnuson
  • Florence
    Fetterer
Parameter(s):
FREEZE DATE, BREAKUP DATE, ICE DURATION FREEZE/THAW LAKE ICE RIVER ICE
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 0874 to 2 February 2018
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
82.5
S:
36.15
E:
149.3
W:
-140.4

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