Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mahoney, A.
Publication_Date: 20080630
Title: Sea Ice Edge Location and Extent in the Russian Arctic, 1933-2006
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/G02182
Description:
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.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19330701
Ending_Date: 20061231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 65.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EDGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EDGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
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Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice
Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Extent
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Temporal_Keyword: 10 Day
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Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Distribution_Liability:
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National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format
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Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent - Northern Hemisphere (MASIE-NH)
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National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080630
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140410
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Postal_Code: 20706
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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