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Canadian Ice Service Arctic Regional Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
Entry ID: G02171

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Abstract: The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) produces digital Arctic regional sea ice charts for marine navigation, climate research, and input to the Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB). The ice charts are created through the manual analysis of in situ, satellite, and aerial reconnaissance data. The ice charts have information on ice concentration, stage of development, and ice form, following World ... View entire text
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Quality The reliability and accuracy of the data set is directly related to the availability, resolution and the effects of atmospheric (cloud, daylight, etc.) and ground (snow, rain, sea state, etc.) conditions on the source information. The source information is incorporated in the Regional Ice Analysis if the source information publication or acquisition date is plus or minus 3 days of the Regional Ice Analysis publication date. The only exception is the Regional Ice Analysis source information where we use the previous publication date.
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Arctic Ocean
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Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 0.3 - 4.2 MB
Distribution_Format: XML

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 0.3 - 4.2 MB
Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefile
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
Canadian Ice Service. 2006. Canadian Ice Service SIGRID-3 Implementation 2006. Environment Canada, 14 pp. Environment Canada. 2005. Manual of Standard Procedures for Observing and Reporting Ice Conditions (MANICE). Issuing authority: Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada: Intergovernmental Oceanographic ... View entire text
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