Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006
Entry ID: G02182

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Summary
Abstract: The Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006 data are derived from sea ice charts from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia. Provided here are sea ice edge locations, where identifiable, in each AARI ice chart and monthly and seasonal mean sea ice extents for each of the marginal seas in the Russian Arctic derived from these ice edges. The original AARI charts were constructed primarily to assist operations in the Northern Sea Route. The digital version, from which this data set is derived, is titled Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006. Spatial and temporal coverage vary. There is generally a chart every 10 days. However, the early part of the series only covers summer; in later years, coverage is year round. Sea ice edge position is given in decimal degrees (latitude at every degree longitude from about 30° W to 150° W going from west to east) for each of the 2877 ice charts. Landfast ice edge, multiyear ice edge, and pack ice edge data are available. Total ice cover and multiyear ice cover mean sea ice extent data, for each year, month, and marginal sea, is available as well, along with companion error statistic files.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format, 1933-2006


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH)


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Sea Ice Charts of the Russian Arctic in Gridded Format


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 65.0  E: 145.0  W: 40.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mahoney, A.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006
Dataset Release Date: 2008-06-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5W37T8Z
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G02182


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1933-07-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: 10 day


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]


Instrument
INFRARED RADIOMETERS    [Information]
MR >MICROWAVE RADIOMETER    [Information]
Radiometers    [Information]
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
SLAR >Side-Looking Airborne Radar    [Information]
VISIBLE SPECTROMETER    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
The location of the ice edges in the ice charts that were used to calculate the ice extent have been inspected manually for accuracy and corrected where necessary.


Keywords
AARI
Ice Chart
Russian Arctic
Sea Ice
Sea Ice Extent


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC


Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
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


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC 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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 0.04 - 5 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
A. MAHONEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
CIRES/University of Colorado at Boulder
National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Country: USA


NSIDC USER SERVICES
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
Mahoney, A, R.G. Barry, V. Smolyanitsky and F. Fetterer, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, 2008. Taylor, J. 1997. Introduction to Error Analysis, the Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements, 2nd Edition.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-10

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