An Electronic Atlas of Great Lakes Ice Cover, Winters 1973-2002
Entry ID: G02166

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset is distributed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). The atlas contains data on over 1200 digitized Great Lakes ice charts for winters from 1973 to 2002 and three types of analysis products. The first analysis product includes ice charts of the following: dates of the first reported ice, dates of the last reported ice, and ice duration for each winter, as well as, the maximum, minimum and average ice cover concentrations. The second analysis product is a 30-year set of annual daily ice cover time series. The daily time series was used to create: 1) computer animations of spatial patterns of ice cover for each winter, 2) line plots of lake averaged ice cover for each lake over the 30 winters. The third analysis product is weekly statistics. There are weekly ice charts and grids of: maximum, 3rd quartile, median, 1st quartile, and minimum ice cover concentrations for the 30-winter base period. The weekly statistics are based on the original ice chart data set and not on the daily time series. NSIDC does not distribute this data set. Please contact the investigator or data compiler to acquire these data, and for further information about these data. Data Compiler: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

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Description: An Electronic Atlas of Great Lakes Ice Cover Winters: 1973 - 2002


Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 41.0  E: -75.0  W: -93.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: An Electronic Atlas of Great Lakes Ice Cover, Winters 1973-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-21
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G02166


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >LAKE ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >LAKE ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Keywords
NOAA


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC


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


Personnel
RAYMOND A. ASSEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: assel at glerl.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
NOAA/OAR/ERL/GLERL
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
City: Ann Arbor
Province or State: MI
Postal Code: 48105-1593
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-10

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