Model Monthly Net Freezing Rate [Steele, M.]

This dataset contains computed monthly net freezing rate (nfr) over the entire Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, and Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas for the years 1997 and 1998. The data have been generated using a numerical sea ice - ocean model described by Zhang et. al.1998. Forcing was provided by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) reanalysis. Net freezing rate is defined as the net growth minus melt over all ice thickness categories, where positive values represent net growth. The data are provided as unformatted binary files and are arranged on a cartesian (x,y) grid based on a polar stereographic projection.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1997-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1998-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1997-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1998-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 80.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 70.00000
Bounding Box West Long -170.00000
Bounding Box East Long -130.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Asset Size 1 MB
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Author Michael Steele
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2007-11-02T09:46:19
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 13.713
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::13.713
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Michael Steele. (2007). Model Monthly Net Freezing Rate [Steele, M.]. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 06 December 2023.

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