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Nenana Ice Classic: Tanana River Ice Annual Breakup Dates
Entry ID: NSIDC-0064

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Abstract: The Tanana river in the Interior of Alaska usually freezes over during October and November. The ice continues to grow throughout the winter accumulating an average maximum thickness of about 110 cm, depending upon winter weather conditions. The Nenana Ice Classic competition began in 1917 when railroad engineers bet a total of 800 dollars, winner takes all, guessing the exact time (month, day, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 62.0   S: 62.0   E: -149.0   W: -149.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nenana Ice Classic
Dataset Title: Nenana Ice Classic: Tanana River Ice Annual Breakup Dates
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0064
Dataset Release Date: 2011-09-29
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1917-04-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12 month
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Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-09-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-02-13
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