Handbook for community-based sea ice monitoring.
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This handbook was originally compiled as a reference for local observers carrying out sea ice measurements as part of a community-based sea ice observation network for the Siku-Inuit-Hila project, an NSF-funded project (2006-2010) examining sea ice, sea ice use, and sea ice change at the Arctic communities of Qaanaaq, Greenland, Barrow, Alaska, and Clyde River, Nunavut. In response to interest from other communities and researchers, we are now making the handbook available as a resource for anyone wishing to establish a local sea ice monitoring program. The methods and equipment described were chosen with remote communities of the Arctic in mind. They should allow communities to acquire high quality data without requiring specialist training or experience. They are also intended to be robust and simple to build or repair. Although there can be no substitute for hands-on practice and training, this handbook is intended to contain complete instructions for assembling the necessary equipm.....
PublisherNational Snow and Ice Data Center
Series;NrNSIDC Special Report; 14
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea ice
Maturity LevelTRL 8 Actual system completed and "mission qualified" through test and demonstration in an operational environment (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageChukchi Sea
CitationMahoney, A. and Gearheard, S. (2008) Handbook for community-based sea ice monitoring. Boulder, CO, USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center, 40pp. (NSIDC Special Report 14). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-855
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