Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1 (G02171)
This is the most recent version of these data.
The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, forecasting, and climate research. The ice charts are created through the manual analysis of in situ, satellite, and aerial reconnaissance data. The ice charts have information on ice concentration, stage of development, and ice form, following World Meteorological Organization terminology. This digital record of sea ice charts begin in 2006 and cover the following regions of the Canadian Arctic: Northern Canadian waters (Western Arctic, Eastern Arctic, and Hudson Bay) and Southern Canadian waters (Great Lakes and East Coast). Each regional shapefile (.shp) (encoded in SIGRID-3 format) and associated metadata file (.xml) are combined into a tar archive file (.tar) for distribution. All data are available via FTP.
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
AIRCRAFT, SATELLITES, SHIPS
VISIBLE SPECTROMETER, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
1 January 2006 to present