Data Set ID:

Southern Hemisphere Ice Limits, 1973-1978, Version 1

Weekly Southern Ocean ice limits, have been digitized from U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Facility ice charts, at the Max-Planck Institut fur Meteorologie, Hamburg. Coverage is from 1 January 1973 to 31 June 1978. Data are gridded at 5 degree longitude intervals and are available via ftp.

Note: NOAA@NSIDC believes these data to be of value, however, they should be used with caution because we are unable to quality check the data or provide documentation due to lack of funding. If you have any information about this data set that others would find useful, please contact NSIDC User Services.

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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 1973-01-01 to 1978-06-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -50, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Extent
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Data Contributor(s): P. Lemke, E. Trinkl, Klaus Hasselmann

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Hasselmann, K., P. Lemke, and E. W. Trinkl. 2003. Southern Hemisphere Ice Limits, 1973-1978, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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