G02172_1

National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format, Version 1

Version 1 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    The U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) is an inter-agency sea ice analysis and forecasting center comprised of the Department of Commerce/NOAA, the Department of Defense/U.S. Navy, and the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard components. Since 1972, NIC has produced Arctic and Antarctic sea ice charts. This data set is comprised of Arctic sea ice concentration climatology derived from the NIC weekly or biweekly operational ice-chart time series. The charts used in the climatology are from 1972 through 2007; and the monthly climatology products are median, maximum, minimum, first quartile, and third quartile concentrations, as well as frequency of occurrence of ice at any concentration for the entire period of record as well as for 10-year and 5-year periods. These climatologies and the charts from which they are derived are provided in the 25-km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) binary (.bin) format. The climatologies are also available in ArcGIS geodatabases (.mdb), and GIF format browse files (.gif) are also provided.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Planned

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Sea Ice Concentration
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  • ENVIRONMENT
  • OCEANS

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    AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • SAR
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    DMSP
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    • SSM/I
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    NIMBUS-7
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    • SMMR
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    SHIPS
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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic

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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
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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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  • Suitland,
    Technical Contact
    Suitland, Center

    Suitland, MD

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  • Charles
    Technical Contact
    Charles Fowler

    Boulder, CO

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    Charles Fowler

    Boulder, CO

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    National Ice Center

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    Washington, DC, DC 20395

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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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    Florence Fetterer

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, CO

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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
  • Florence
    Data Center Contact
    Florence Fetterer

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, CO

  • Florence
    Data Center Contact
    Florence Fetterer

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, CO

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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
  • Florence
    Data Center Contact
    Florence Fetterer

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, CO

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    • National Ice Center Arctic Sea Ice Charts and Climatologies in Gridded Format, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center