Data Set ID:
G01962

Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas, Version 1

Note: The Russian chart component of this product has been replaced and updated by Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006 and the U.S chart component by National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.

The EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas was developed by U.S. and Russian partners. The Atlas contains four main sections: an introduction to Arctic sea ice, a section that describes primary sea ice data sets and analysis methods, a section with a graphical atlas containing two-dimensional color coded ice charts and graphical products, and an Arctic sea ice data section.

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Version Summary:

Initial release.

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Parameter(s):
  • SEA ICE > ICE DEFORMATION
  • SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
  • SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
  • OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE AGE
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
  • OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
  • SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 45, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, SATELLITES, SHIPS, SUBMARINE
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):UPWARD LOOKING SONAR, VISIBLE SPECTROMETER, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1994
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky.

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Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Tanis and V. Smolyanitsky. 2000. Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5C82766. [Date Accessed].

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