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The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface

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Entry ID

ELOKA031

Summary

The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network Local Observations Interface allows access to observations of sea ice, weather, and wildlife collected since 2006 by Indigenous Inupiaq and Yup'ik sea ice experts in several communities along the northern and western coasts of Alaska. The SIZONet web interface provides access to a database of local observations spatially referenced around Alaskan villages. The database brings together two distinct knowledge systems of western science and local and traditional knowledge. As an archive and instruction tool, the interface offers collaborating opportunities for hunters and their communities. Since it is designed to change in response to the evolving nature of the observations, the database provides a framework for researchers to track and compare specific climatic, environmental and ecological features, and events across geographic locations and over time.

The goal of this project is to preserve and pass on local and traditional knowledge of sea ice and its use knowledge. In documenting local sea ice change, records may offer insight into how that change affects community and cultural activity. Arctic coastal communities have long recognized that sea ice conditions are not what they once were: the ocean is freezing later in the fall and ice is melting earlier in the spring, shore-fast ice is less stable, there is far less thick multiyear ice, and environmental conditions overall are less predictable.

To view the observations in the database, visitors must agree to the Use Agreement and enter as a Guest. Members of the participating Alaskan communities can log in as a Registered User for a more robust use of the interface.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Apangalook, L., P. Apangalook, S. John, J. Leavitt, W. Weyapuk, Jr., and other observers. Edited by H. Eicken and M. Kaufman.
Dataset Title: The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/eloka031.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TB14VT

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-04-06

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Biological Classification Animals/Invertebrates Animals/Vertebrates
  • Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice
  • Oceans Sea Ice

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • Arctic char
  • Arctic cisco
  • Arctic cod
  • Arctic fox
  • Arctic hare
  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • Arctic tern
  • Bearded seal
  • Beluga whale
  • Blue cod
  • Bowhead whale
  • Brant
  • Brown bear
  • Candle fish
  • Caribou
  • Clam
  • Coastal Alaska
  • Common eider
  • Cormorant
  • Crab
  • Duck
  • Eider
  • FISH
  • fishing boats
  • Flounder
  • Fur seal
  • Goose
  • Gray whale
  • Guillemot
  • Gull
  • humpback whale
  • Humpback whale
  • Hunting
  • Ice Extent
  • Ice Floe
  • Ice Thickness
  • Killer whale
  • King eider
  • Leads
  • Long Tailed Duck (Old squaw)
  • Minke whale
  • Murre
  • Muskox
  • Pack Ice
  • Polar bear
  • Precipitation
  • Ptarmigan
  • Raven
  • Red fox
  • Ribbon seal
  • Ringed seal
  • Salmon
  • seabirds
  • Sea Ice Motion
  • Sea Ice Thickness
  • Sea lion
  • Sea otter
  • Shellfish
  • Smelt
  • Snow bunting
  • Snow goose
  • Snowy owl
  • Spectacled eider
  • Spotted seal
  • Starfish
  • Steller's eider
  • Subsistence Fishing
  • Subsistence Hunting
  • Subsistence Whaling
  • Tom cod
  • Traditional Hunting
  • Traditional Whaling
  • Trout
  • Upa
  • Visibility
  • Visual Observations
  • Walrus
  • Wind Direction
  • winds
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Velocity
  • Wolverine

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Biota
  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • ANEMOMETERS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Data Set Progress

in work

Originating Center

UAK-F/GI

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

Personnel

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

Noah Andrew
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Leonard Apangalook
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Gambell
Province or State: AK

Paul Apangalook
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Simon Bekoalok
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Shaktoolik
Province or State: AK

Arnold Brower, Sr.
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Lewis Brower
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Hajo Eicken
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Geophysical Institute
  • P.O. Box 757320

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
Country: USA

Craig George
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Richard Glenn
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Simeon John
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Toksook Bay, Nelson Island
Province or State: AK

Mette Kaufman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: mrkaufman@alaska.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Geophysical Institute

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Country: USA

Victoria Kotongan
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Joe Leavitt
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Curtis Nayokpuk
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Qinugan Roddy
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Clara Mae Sagoonick
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Shaktoolik
Province or State: AK

Ken Stenek
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Shishmaref
Province or State: AK

Fred Tocktoo
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Winton Weyapuk, Jr.
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Barrow
Province or State: AK

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
SIZONet Project Web Site

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-11

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