Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format

Metadata Updated: November 13, 2020

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.

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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 13, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 9, 2009 (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 13, 2020
Reference Date(s) October 9, 2009 (publication)
Responsible Party Canadian Ice Service (Principal Investigator); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G02171
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
Bbox East Long 21.96925
Bbox North Lat 83.19372
Bbox South Lat 39.52777
Bbox West Long -164.05002
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Licence
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 20060101
Temporal Extent End Unknown

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