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The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface, Version 1

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  • 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

Data Identification Fields:

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    Processing Level

    Not Applicable

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Planned

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Biological Classification
    • Animals/Invertebrates
    • Animals/Vertebrates
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Biological Classification
    • Animals/Vertebrates
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Precipitation
    • Snow
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ISO Topic Categories
  • BIOTA
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • OCEANS

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Platforms
  • Satellite
    GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
    Instruments
    • ANEMOMETERS
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Alaska

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    DISTRIBUTOR

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • UAK-F/GI
    PROCESSOR

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  • UAK-F/GI
    ORIGINATOR

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Data Contacts

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  • Noah
    Technical Contact
    Noah Andrew

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  • Leonard
    Technical Contact
    Leonard Apangalook

    Gambell, AK

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  • Paul
    Technical Contact
    Paul Apangalook

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  • Simon
    Technical Contact
    Simon Bekoalok

    Shaktoolik, AK

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  • Arnold
    Technical Contact
    Arnold Sr.

    Barrow, AK

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  • Lewis
    Technical Contact
    Lewis Brower

    Barrow, AK

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  • Hajo
    Technical Contact
    Hajo Eicken

    P.O. Box 757320
    Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320

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  • Craig
    Technical Contact
    Craig George

    Barrow, AK

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  • Richard
    Technical Contact
    Richard Glenn

    Barrow, AK

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  • Simeon
    Technical Contact
    Simeon John

    Toksook Bay, Nelson Island, AK

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  • Mette
    Technical Contact
    Mette Kaufman

    Fairbanks, AK

  • Victoria
    Technical Contact
    Victoria Kotongan

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  • Joe
    Technical Contact
    Joe Leavitt

    Barrow, AK

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  • Curtis
    Technical Contact
    Curtis Nayokpuk

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  • Qinugan
    Technical Contact
    Qinugan Roddy

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  • Clara
    Technical Contact
    Clara Sagoonick

    Shaktoolik, AK

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  • Ken
    Technical Contact
    Ken Stenek

    Shishmaref, AK

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  • Fred
    Technical Contact
    Fred Tocktoo

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  • Winton
    Technical Contact
    Winton Jr.

    Barrow, AK

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  • Hajo
    Technical Contact
    Hajo Eicken

    P.O. Box 757320
    Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320

    This contact does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • Mette
    Technical Contact
    Mette Kaufman

    Fairbanks, AK

  • Leonard
    Technical Contact
    Leonard Apangalook

    Gambell, AK

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  • Paul
    Technical Contact
    Paul Apangalook

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  • Simeon
    Technical Contact
    Simeon John

    Toksook Bay, Nelson Island, AK

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  • Joe
    Technical Contact
    Joe Leavitt

    Barrow, AK

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  • Winton
    Technical Contact
    Winton Jr.

    Barrow, AK

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  • other
    Technical Contact
    other observers

    AK

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    User Services
    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
  • NSIDC
    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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    Collection Citations
    • The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center