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International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database, Version 1

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The International Ice Patrol (IIP) has been collecting information on iceberg activity in the North Atlantic since 1913. This database contains the data from these sightings from 1960 through most current processing. The IIP data files include latitude and longitude of sighted icebergs, coded iceberg size and shape class, and date and time of the sighting. The IIP area of responsibility is 40° N to 65° N and 39° W to 57° W. Note, the IIP area of responsibility prior to 2006 was 40° N to 52° N and 39° W to 57° W. Data are in space-delimited ASCII text files and are available via FTP.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. 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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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NSIDC
Identifier C1386246225-NSIDCV0
Data First Published 1960-01-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-09-29
Category geospatial
Category Tag 16E15F51 D96E 4051 9124 75665Abdc6Ff "Arctic","Arctic Ocean, Sea Ice and Coasts"
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation International Ice Patrol (IIP) Iceberg Sightings Database, Version 1. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Harvest Object Id 4d802719-43f6-404e-8ee8-cc6de04a6b9a
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -60.0 40.0 -40.0 60.0
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 8b4b253484a55031c597afc69ffc32857638f92ec90e149873f64e15b10e62d5
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1960-01-01T00:00:00Z/2021-09-29T23:59:59.999Z

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