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NSIDC: Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Standardized Anomalies and Trends Jan 1979 - Dec 2007

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Originator: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Publication_Date: 20071231
Title: NSIDC: Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Standardized Anomalies and Trends Jan 1979 - Dec 2007
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Publication_Place: Boulder, CO USA
Publisher: Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/sotc/sea_ice.html
Description:
Abstract:
Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Extent, 1979-2007: Although Arctic sea ice extent underwent a strong decline from 1979 to 2007, Antarctic sea ice underwent a slight increase. The Antarctic ice extent increases were smaller in magnitude than the Arctic increases, and some regions of the Antarctic experienced strong declining trends in sea ice extent. See the Arctic Sea Ice FAQ for more information. Image provided by National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Meier, W.N., J.C. Stroeve, and F. Fetterer. 2006. Whither Arctic sea ice? A clear signal of decline regionally, seasonally and extending beyond the satellite record. Annals of Glaciology 46: 428-434. Cavalieri, D.J., C.L. Parkinson, and K.Y. Vinnikov. 2003. 30-year satellite record reveals contrasting Arctic and Antarctic decadal sea ice variability. Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1029/2003GL018031.
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Beginning_Date: 19790101
Ending_Date: 20071231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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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: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: DMSP > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM
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Theme_Keyword: Antarctic
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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 > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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
Resource_Description: NSIDC_ArcticAntarcticSeaIceExtent1979-2007
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090713
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090805
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
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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