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Extents of Antarctic sea ice - GIS data
Entry ID: sea_ice_extent_gis

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset represents extents of Antarctic sea ice derived from passive microwave data.
It includes: maximum and minimum sea ice extent based on 1989 - 99 data; maximum sea ice extent by month for the period October - March based on 1973 - 98 data; mean sea ice extent by month based on 1973 - 1998 data; and maximum sea ice extent averaged over the period 1987 - 1998.

The data referenced by this metadata record has been sourced from another metadata record in this catalogue. For more information on the dataset see:

Antarctic CRC and Australian Antarctic Division Climate Data Set - Northern extent of Antarctic sea ice [climate_sea_ice].
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Description: Source Data: Cooperative Research Centre for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-18
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data were sourced from data compiled at the Cooperative Research Centre for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and the Australian Antarctic Division, Australia. Refer to the link below.

The attribute tables of the shapefiles include a Qinfo field which is populated with a number for each feature. This number can be used to obtain further data source information by using it as Q-Info ID in a search for Quality Information Records. Refer to a url below.

Usually mapped to a stereographic projection (South Pole).
Access Constraints The dataset is available for download from urls given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=sea_ice_... when using these data.

Creative Commons License
This "Extents of Antarctic sea ice - GIS data" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 17 kb
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: free
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3577
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12



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