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Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record Collection Spanning 1947-2012

Metadata Updated: August 30, 2022

The Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record is the result of a concerted effort to collect as many observations as possible of Arctic sea-ice draft, freeboard, and thickness and to format them consistently with clear documentation, allowing the scientific community to better utilize what is now a considerable body of observations. The Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record includes data from moored and submarine-based upward looking sonar (ULS) instruments, airborne electromagnetic (EM) induction instruments, satellite laser altimeters (ICESat), and airborne laser altimeters (IceBridge). These instruments offer adequate sampling, starting in 1975, to establish the mean Arctic sea-ice thickness and the sea-ice thickness distribution at scales generally appropriate for change detection and climate model validation. The Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record consists of 15 different data sets. Each data set consists of a Summary file and a Distribution file. The Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record does not currently contain Antarctic sea-ice data but is open to accepting such data.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) November 13, 2013 (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 August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) November 13, 2013 (publication)
Responsible Party University of Washington (Principal Investigator); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G10006
Category Tag 16E15F51 D96E 4051 9124 75665Abdc6Ff ["Arctic","Arctic Ocean, Sea Ice and Coasts"]
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
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Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat 60
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Id f24c6629-4c02-44bc-863f-5f319481e810
Harvest Source Title NSIDC
Licence
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, 60.0], [180.0, 60.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 60.0]]]}
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 19470922
Temporal Extent End 20120821

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