Entry_ID: ELOKA031
Entry_Title: The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Noah
   Last_Name: Andrew
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Leonard
   Last_Name: Apangalook
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Gambell
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Paul
   Last_Name: Apangalook
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Simon
   Last_Name: Bekoalok
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Shaktoolik
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Arnold
   Last_Name: Brower, Sr.
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Lewis
   Last_Name: Brower
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Hajo
   Last_Name: Eicken
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      Address: P.O. Box 757320
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775-7320
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Craig
   Last_Name: George
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Richard
   Last_Name: Glenn
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Simeon
   Last_Name: John
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Toksook Bay, Nelson Island
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mette
   Last_Name: Kaufman
   Email: mrkaufman@alaska.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Victoria 
   Last_Name: Kotongan
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Joe
   Last_Name: Leavitt
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Curtis 
   Last_Name: Nayokpuk 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Qinugan 
   Last_Name: Roddy
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Clara
   Middle_Name: Mae
   Last_Name: Sagoonick
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Shaktoolik
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ken
   Last_Name: Stenek
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Shishmaref
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Fred
   Last_Name: Tocktoo
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Winton
   Last_Name: Weyapuk, Jr.
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
      City: Barrow
      Province_or_State: AK
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biological Classification
   Term: Animals/Invertebrates
   Variable_Level_1: Animals/Vertebrates
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biological Classification
   Term: Animals/Vertebrates
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
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ISO_Topic_Category: Biota
ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Arctic char
Keyword: Arctic cisco
Keyword: Arctic cod
Keyword: Arctic fox
Keyword: Arctic hare
Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Arctic tern
Keyword: Bearded seal
Keyword: Beluga whale
Keyword: Blue cod
Keyword: Bowhead whale
Keyword: Brant
Keyword: Brown bear
Keyword: Candle fish
Keyword: Caribou
Keyword: Clam
Keyword: Coastal Alaska
Keyword: Common eider
Keyword: Cormorant
Keyword: Crab
Keyword: Duck
Keyword: Eider
Keyword: FISH
Keyword: fishing boats
Keyword: Flounder
Keyword: Fur seal
Keyword: Goose
Keyword: Gray whale
Keyword: Guillemot
Keyword: Gull
Keyword: humpback whale
Keyword: Humpback whale
Keyword: Hunting
Keyword: Ice Extent
Keyword: Ice Floe
Keyword: Ice Thickness
Keyword: Killer whale
Keyword: King eider
Keyword: Leads
Keyword: Long Tailed Duck (Old squaw)
Keyword: Minke whale
Keyword: Murre
Keyword: Muskox
Keyword: Pack Ice
Keyword: Polar bear
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Ptarmigan
Keyword: Raven
Keyword: Red fox
Keyword: Ribbon seal
Keyword: Ringed seal
Keyword: Salmon
Keyword: seabirds
Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
Keyword: Sea Ice Thickness
Keyword: Sea lion
Keyword: Sea otter
Keyword: Shellfish
Keyword: Smelt
Keyword: Snow bunting
Keyword: Snow goose
Keyword: Snowy owl
Keyword: Spectacled eider
Keyword: Spotted seal
Keyword: Starfish
Keyword: Steller's eider
Keyword: Subsistence Fishing
Keyword: Subsistence Hunting
Keyword: Subsistence Whaling
Keyword: Tom cod
Keyword: Traditional Hunting
Keyword: Traditional Whaling
Keyword: Trout
Keyword: Upa
Keyword: Visibility
Keyword: Visual Observations
Keyword: Walrus
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: winds
Keyword: Wind Speed
Keyword: Wind Velocity
Keyword: Wolverine
Sensor_Name: ANEMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: THERMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2006-04-06
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
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Data_Set_Language: Yup'ik
Originating_Center: UAK-F/GI
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: ELOKA > Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic
   Data_Center_URL: http://eloka-arctic.org/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: ELOKA
      Middle_Name:  
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: info@eloka-arctic.org
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado at Boulder
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code:  
         Country: USA
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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.sizonet.org/
   Description: SIZONet Project Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2013-03-27
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-12-11
DIF_Revision_History:  minor text changes to summary