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Arctic Landfast Sea Ice 1953-1998

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The files in this data set contain landfast sea ice data (monthly means) gathered from both Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and Canadian Ice Service (CIS) sources. Details on processing and treatment are given in the contributor's PhD thesis (Konig 2007), provided through the PhD Thesis link above. The data are provided in netCDF format.The time span over which data are available is split into 3 ranges: for 1953-1967 there are only AARI data, for 1968-1990 both AARI and CIS data are available, and from 1991-1998 only CIS data are available.There are a total of six files: two for the 1953-1967 data, two for the 1968-1990 data, and two for the 1991-1998 data. There are two files for each range because the files with "_noNaN" in their names contain "-1000" as the missing value, and the other files use "nan" as the missing value. Otherwise the data in those files are identical.AARI data were obtained from NSIDC data set AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid Sea Ice Observations (Fetterer and Troisi, 1997) that was later replaced by Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006 (AARI, 2007).Fetterer, F., and V. Troisi. 1997. AARI 10-Day Arctic Ocean EASE-Grid Sea Ice Observations. Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0050.html.Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. 2007. Sea ice charts of the Russian Arctic in gridded format, 1933-2006. Edited and compiled by V. Smolyanitsky, V. Borodachev, A. Mahoney, F. Fetterer, and R. Barry. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/data/g02176.html.Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the contributor and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 31, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NSIDC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 31, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party Universite Catholique de Louvain (Principal Investigator)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G02195
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat 55
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 7af9e53b-ef4c-4644-a562-77e4214ddbba
Harvest Source Id f24c6629-4c02-44bc-863f-5f319481e810
Harvest Source Title NSIDC
Licence
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 19530101
Temporal Extent End 19981231

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