NSIDC: Greenland Ice Extent 2012
Entry ID: NSIDC-GreenlandMeltExtent2012

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Abstract: Greenland’s 2012 melt season started early, surpassing the 30-year average for melt-covered area in mid-May, and remaining far in excess of typical conditions for June, July, and through mid August. For the peak melt days in early July and again in early August, more than 70% of the surface of the ice sheet experienced some melt, and the peak melt event on July 10 to 11 occurred over 97% of the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 86.0   S: 56.0   E: -9.0   W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thomas Mote
Dataset Title: Greenland Ice Extent 2012
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-12-31

Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Tedesco, M., X. Fettweis, T. Mote, J. Wahr, P. Alexander, J. Box, and B. Wouters (2012), Evidence and analysis of 2012 Greenland records from spaceborne observations, a regional climate model and reanalysis data., 6, 4939–4976, The Cryosphere Discuss, doi:10.5194/tcd-6-4939-2012.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-19
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