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  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:ba6569cd-abc2-46cc-ba40-a298704bae09
  Name: VASDI Atlas of the Cryosphere: Northern Hemisphere
  Abbreviation: Arctic SDI WMS
  Description: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Atlas of the Cryosphere is a map server that provides data and information pertinent to the frozen regions of Earth, including monthly climatologies of sea ice extent and concentration, snow cover extent, and snow water equivalent, in addition to glacier outlines, permafrost extent and classification, ice sheet elevation and accumulation, and more. In order to support polar projections, the Atlas is divided into two separate map servers: one for the Northern Hemisphere and one for the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to providing map images and source data through Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) protocols (WMS, WFS, and WCS), a dynamic web interface for exploring these data is also available at If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact NSIDC User Services at +1.303.492.6199 or
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
United States
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  Contact Name: NSIDC User Services
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GEOSS Data Core
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Ontology Reference
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Standard Classification
  Open GIS Web Map Service 1.1
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