Canadian Sea Ice Atlas from Microwave Remotely Sensed Imagery

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Originator: Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada,
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Title: Canadian Sea Ice Atlas from Microwave Remotely Sensed Imagery
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The Canadian Sea Ice Atlas from Microwave Remotely Sensed Imagery was one of Canada's contributions to the United Nations International Space Year (ISY)-1992. The Sea Ice Atlas was funded by the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) [now Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)] Canadian Climate Centre, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science (ISTS), and private industry. The sea ice atlas consists of monthly total sea ice concentrations from July 1987 to June 1990 using data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) instrument on the U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) polar orbiting satellites. The sea ice concentration was derived using the AES/York sea ice concentration algorithm. The satellite maps are presented in two formats: for each month, the total sea ice concentration is shown with a color scheme that roughly parallels the color spectrum from red (100% ice cover) to blue (0% ice cover). For the months of February and September, which represent the maximum and minimum sea ice extent, a second representation is shown in which per cent ice cover by category is shown. The categories are thin ice, first-year ice and multi-year ice. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Direct Spatial Reference: Raster Object Type: Row Count: Column Count: Vertical Count: Spatial Reference Information - Horizontal Coordinate System Definition - Planar - Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate Representation: Abscissa Resolution: Ordinate Resolution: Distance and Bearing Representation: Distance Resolution: Bearing Resolution: Bearing Units: Bearing Reference Direction: Bearing Reference Meridian: Planar Distance Units: Geodetic Model: Horizontal Datum Name: Ellipsoid Name: Semi-major Axis: Denominator of Flattening Ratio:
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REFERENCE: References: E. LeDrew, D. Barber, T. Agnew and D. Dunlop. 1992. 'Canadian Sea Ice Atlas from microwave remotely sensed imagery from July 1987 to June 1990', Canadian Climate Program, Climatological Studies Number 44, Ottawa, Canada.
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Beginning_Date: 19870701
Ending_Date: 19900630
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE AGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: DMSP > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Arctic Regions
Theme_Keyword: Canada
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Ccrs
Theme_Keyword: Microwave Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Polar Regions
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
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Contact_Person: TOM AGNEW
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Climate Research Branch
Address: 4905 Downsview Street
City: Downsview
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: M3H 5T4
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-416-739-4385
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-416-739-5700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tom.Agnew@ec.gc.ca
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Contact_Organization: CA/EC/MSC > Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada
Contact_Person: TOM AGNEW
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Climate Research Branch
Address: 4905 Downsview Street
City: Downsview
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: M3H 5T4
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-416-739-4385
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-416-739-5700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tom.Agnew@ec.gc.ca
Resource_Description: Canada_SEA_ICE_ATLAS
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http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/
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http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
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GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Fees: $25.00
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010820
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050426
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050918
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TOM AGNEW
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Climate Research Branch
Address: 4905 Downsview Street
City: Downsview
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: M3H 5T4
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-416-739-4385
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-416-739-5700
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tom.Agnew@ec.gc.ca
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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