Monthly snow/ice averages (ISCCP)

Metadata Updated: July 8, 2015

September Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 11.5 percent per decade, relative to the 1979 to 2000 average. Data from NASA show that the land ice sheets in both Anarctica and Greenland are losing mass. The continent of Antarctica (left chart) has been losing more than 100 cubic kilometers (24 cubic miles) of ice per year since 2002. The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) was established in 1982 as part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to collect and analyze the global distribution of clouds, their properties, and their diurnal, seasonal, and interannual variations. This research includes snow and ice datat that can provide insight into the Land and Artic Ice issues that are being investigated.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work

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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date July 8, 2015
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date July 8, 2015
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Unique Identifier NASA-0000045
Randal Jackson
Maintainer Email
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Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2014-01-13
Program Code 026:001
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Source Hash 31ea6df7decc55b7ef53fc90877719803c6413ca
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial global
Temporal 1994-01-01/2008-01-01

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