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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

ELOKA031

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Apangalook, L., P. Apangalook, S. John, J. Leavitt, W. Weyapuk, Jr., and other observers. Edited by H. Eicken and M. Kaufman.
Publication Date: 20130327
Title: The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/eloka031.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TB14VT

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20060406
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Biological Classification Animals/Invertebrates Animals/Vertebrates
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: biota
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: oceans

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Arctic char
Theme Keyword: Arctic cisco
Theme Keyword: Arctic cod
Theme Keyword: Arctic fox
Theme Keyword: Arctic hare
Theme Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Arctic tern
Theme Keyword: Bearded seal
Theme Keyword: Beluga whale
Theme Keyword: Blue cod
Theme Keyword: Bowhead whale
Theme Keyword: Brant
Theme Keyword: Brown bear
Theme Keyword: Candle fish
Theme Keyword: Caribou
Theme Keyword: Clam
Theme Keyword: Coastal Alaska
Theme Keyword: Common eider
Theme Keyword: Cormorant
Theme Keyword: Crab
Theme Keyword: Duck
Theme Keyword: Eider
Theme Keyword: FISH
Theme Keyword: fishing boats
Theme Keyword: Flounder
Theme Keyword: Fur seal
Theme Keyword: Goose
Theme Keyword: Gray whale
Theme Keyword: Guillemot
Theme Keyword: Gull
Theme Keyword: humpback whale
Theme Keyword: Humpback whale
Theme Keyword: Hunting
Theme Keyword: Ice Extent
Theme Keyword: Ice Floe
Theme Keyword: Ice Thickness
Theme Keyword: Killer whale
Theme Keyword: King eider
Theme Keyword: Leads
Theme Keyword: Long Tailed Duck (Old squaw)
Theme Keyword: Minke whale
Theme Keyword: Murre
Theme Keyword: Muskox
Theme Keyword: Pack Ice
Theme Keyword: Polar bear
Theme Keyword: Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Ptarmigan
Theme Keyword: Raven
Theme Keyword: Red fox
Theme Keyword: Ribbon seal
Theme Keyword: Ringed seal
Theme Keyword: Salmon
Theme Keyword: seabirds
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Thickness
Theme Keyword: Sea lion
Theme Keyword: Sea otter
Theme Keyword: Shellfish
Theme Keyword: Smelt
Theme Keyword: Snow bunting
Theme Keyword: Snow goose
Theme Keyword: Snowy owl
Theme Keyword: Spectacled eider
Theme Keyword: Spotted seal
Theme Keyword: Starfish
Theme Keyword: Steller's eider
Theme Keyword: Subsistence Fishing
Theme Keyword: Subsistence Hunting
Theme Keyword: Subsistence Whaling
Theme Keyword: Tom cod
Theme Keyword: Traditional Hunting
Theme Keyword: Traditional Whaling
Theme Keyword: Trout
Theme Keyword: Upa
Theme Keyword: Visibility
Theme Keyword: Visual Observations
Theme Keyword: Walrus
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: winds
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: Wind Velocity
Theme Keyword: Wolverine

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

ELOKA031

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20131211

Metadata Review Date:

20131211

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata