Sea Ice in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut, Canada

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Entry ID

ELOKA002

Summary

This data set contains interviews of three hunters from Sanikiliaq, Belcher Islands, in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. The hunters describe their observations of sea ice conditions around the Belcher Islands gathered from their many hunting expeditions. The local and traditional knowledge (LTK) gathered from these interviews reveals that the ice is changing and becoming more dangerous and less predictable than it once was.

In addition to the three video interviews, the hunters drew important ice features and changes on maps which are included as part of the data set. Photographs of ice conditions at specific places on the maps are available. Two of the three interviews are in English; the third is in Inuktitut and English.

Data are available via the Product Web Site as edited video files, maps, and photographs. Full video interviews, maps, and photographs are on ftp as a compressed file via the Access Data link.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 56.93479°     S: 55.56779°     E: -78.78479°     W: -80.22399°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Fleming, M.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut, Canada
Dataset Release Date: 2010-04-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/eloka002.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5G44N7X

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-04-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA HUDSON BAY
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA NUNAVUT

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Wind Chill
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates Birds Ducks/Geese/Swans Eider Ducks
  • Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates Birds Ducks/Geese/Swans
  • Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates Mammals Carnivores Bears Polar Bears
  • Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates Mammals Carnivores Seals/Sea Lions/Walruses
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Types
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Leads
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Polynyas
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Age
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Snow Melt
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Oceans Coastal Processes Erosion
  • Oceans Coastal Processes Longshore Currents
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Ocean Currents
  • Oceans Ocean Winds
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Wind Chill
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Types
  • Oceans Sea Ice Leads
  • Oceans Sea Ice Polynyas
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Age
  • Oceans Sea Ice Snow Depth
  • Oceans Sea Ice Snow Melt
  • Oceans Tides
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Lake Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Surface Water Rivers/Streams

Ancillary Keywords

  • Bakers Dozen Islands, Nunavut, Canada
  • Belcher Islands, Nunavut, Canada
  • Dew
  • Digital Mapping
  • ELOKA
  • Eskimo Harbor, Nunavut, Canada
  • Field Camps
  • FISHING ZONES
  • Hunting
  • Image Map
  • interviews
  • IPY
  • Johnson Island, Nunavut, Canada
  • Kuujjuuapic, Nunavut, Canada
  • Lillico Point, Nunavut, Canada
  • Manimani, Nunavut, Canada
  • Maninimaniq, Nunavut, Canada
  • MAPS/CHARTS
  • Photographs
  • Photos
  • Sanikiluaq , Nunavut, Canada
  • seals
  • Sleeper Islands, Nunavut, Canada
  • Travel Routes
  • Tukarak, Nunavut, Canada
  • Visual Observations
  • Weigand Island, Nunavut, Canada

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • CAMERAS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Project

  • IPY INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
  • ELOKA Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic
Data Center URL: http://eloka-arctic.org/

Data Center Personnel

Name: ELOKA User Services
Email: info@eloka-arctic.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code:
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 819 MB
Distribution Format: MPEG

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 819 MB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: HTML

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: MPEG

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Miriam Fleming
Role: INVESTIGATOR

Peter Kattuk
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

    City: Sanikiluaq
    Province or State: Nunavut
    Country: Canada

    Johnassie Ippak
    Role: INVESTIGATOR
    Contact Address:

      City: Sanikiluaq
      Province or State: Nunaut
      Country: Canada

      Lucassie Takatak
      Role: INVESTIGATOR
      Contact Address:

        City: Sanikiluaq
        Province or State: Nunavut
        Country: Canada

        Lucassie Arragutainaq
        Role: INVESTIGATOR
        Contact Address:

          City: Sanikiluaq
          Province or State: Nunavut
          Country: Canada

          Jessie Kasynski
          Role: INVESTIGATOR

          Dinah Kavik
          Role: INVESTIGATOR
          Contact Address:

            City: Sanikiluaq
            Province or State: Nunavut
            Country: Canada

            NSIDC User Services
            Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
            Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
            Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
            Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
            Contact Address:

            • National Snow and Ice Data Center
            • CIRES, 449 UCB
            • University of Colorado

            City: Boulder
            Province or State: CO
            Postal Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA

            Metadata Name and Version

            Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
            Metadata Version: 9.7

            Creation and Review Dates

            DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-01
            Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-09

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