International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks
Entry ID: G00874

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Summary
Abstract: The International Ice Patrol (IIP) tracks, plots and predicts iceberg positions in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 52 degrees North, 39 to 57 degrees West. During several years (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1989) individual icebergs were 'tagged' with buoys developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The motion of the icebergs bearing the USCG buoys were then tracked via satellite. Observation periods range from one week to two years depending on the buoy. The data are stored in the National Oceanographic Data Center format for drifting buoys (format number 156).
Related URL
Description: International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 52.0   S: 40.0   E: -39.0   W: -57.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSIDC, (comp.).
Dataset Title: International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G00874
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-02-25
Stop Date: 1989-07-24
Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Publications/References
Visit the International Ice Patrol Scientific Bibliography National Oceanographic Data Center Users Guide, 1992 Robe, R.Q. and D.C. Maier, 1979, Long-Term Tracking of Arctic Icebergs, U.S. Coast Guard Report CG-D-36-79. NTIS #: ADA072473 Robe, R.Q., 1982, Iceberg Drift Near Greenland, U.S. Coast Guard Report CG-D-36-82. NTIS # ADA121586 Anderson, I., 1983, Oceanographic Conditions on the Grand Banks during the 1983 International Ice Patrol Season. Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic, Appendix B, CG-188-38 Murphy, D.L. and Wright, G.F., 1989, Iceberg Movement Determined by Satellite Tracked Platforms, Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic, Appendix C, CG-188-44
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1995-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-09
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