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Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1
Entry ID: G02171_1


Summary
Abstract: The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB). 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. These 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.

Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 83.19372 S: 39.52777  E: 21.96925  W: -164.05002

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > HUDSON BAY
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GREAT LAKES, CANADA


Science Keywords
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492 6199
Fax: 1 303 492 2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


CANADIAN ICE SERVICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


CANADIAN ICE SERVICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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