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Iceberg Sightings in the North Atlantic



This dataset is a collection of over 105,000 iceberg records in the North Atlantic from 1880 to 1959 transcribed from a number of contemporary sources, principally from the weekly Hydrographic Bulletins of the U.S. Hydrographic and the annual bulletins of the International Ice Patrol. The data are divided into two ZIP files consisting of yearly Excel files.

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  • 1.0 (2012-03-19)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency daily
Progress completed
Language English
Grant Code 0629500
ISO Topic Categories
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1880-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 1959-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 25.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -75.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 0.00

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Astrid E. J. Ogilvie <>

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Ogilvie, A., et al. 2012. Iceberg Sightings in the North Atlantic. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 Jun 2024.

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