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International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1

Version 1 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    The International Ice Patrol (IIP) tracks, plots, and predicts iceberg positions in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP area of responsibility is 40 to 52 degrees North, 39 to 57 degrees West. During several years (1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1989) individual icebergs were tagged with buoys developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The motion of the icebergs bearing the USCG buoys were then tracked via satellite. Observation periods range from one week to two years depending on the buoy. The data are stored in the National Oceanographic Data Center format for drifting buoys (format number 156).
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Not Applicable

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    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Icebergs
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • OCEANS

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Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms
    BUOYS
    Instruments
    • GPS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    • Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • North Atlantic Ocean

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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  • International Ice Patrol
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    International Ice Patrol

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    449 UCB
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    Boulder, Colorado

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    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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    • International Ice Patrol Iceberg Drift Tracks, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center