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March through August Ice Edge Positions in the Nordic Seas, 1750-2002, Version 1

This product contains ice edge coordinates for the Nordic Seas from 1750 through 2002 for months March through August. Ice edge in this product is defined as the outer boundary of ice having at least 30% ice concentration. Data are derived from publicly available sea ice products and use observational data from ship logbooks, diaries and other sources in addition to more recent satellite data products from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I). The data are distributed via FTP in ASCII, JPEG, and shapefile format.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 86, S: 57.7, E: 64.2, W: -36.2

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1750 to 31 December 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Data Format(s):
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • JPEG
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Dmitry Divine, Chad Dick

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Divine, D. V. and C. Dick. 2007. March through August Ice Edge Positions in the Nordic Seas, 1750-2002, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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