NSIDC would like to request the addition of a new science keyword to the science keywords list. We would like to request the addition of “ice draft” under the following hierarchy:
EARTH SCIENCE >> CRYOSPHERE >> SEA ICE >> ICE DRAFT [Category >> Topic >> Term >> Variable_Level_1]
Short name: Ice Draft
Long name: Ice Draft
This keyword is not currently in the science keyword list and is a common topic used in sea ice research.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Definition: Ice draft is a measurement of the ice thickness below the waterline and often serves as a close proxy for total ice thickness. (from https://www.britannica.com/topic/ice-draft).
You can also see the definition with a figure on NSIDC's web site at: https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glossary/term/draft
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DRAFT: https://gcmd.earthdata.nasa.gov/kms/concept/3bacb194-cf25-42ae-95af-54a6a53898ef?version=draft
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DRAFT: https://gcmd.earthdata.nasa.gov/kms/concept/ae4869cc-65f4-4f24-a77b-b77637f8818c?version=draft