Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMahoney, Andy
dc.contributor.authorGearheard, Shari
dc.coverage.spatialChukchi Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBeaufort Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBaffin Bayen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGreenland Seaen_US
dc.identifier.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:
dc.description.abstractThis 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 equipment and using it to monitor sea ice and snow. We leave it to individual investigators to decide upon the specific design elements of a monitoring program such as numbers and locations of stations and measurement frequencies. However, we recommend obtaining advice from local experts concerning these aspects. An Inuktitut version of this handbook is available through NSIDC User Services at A Note on Safety. This handbook contains suggested methods for monitoring sea ice. It is intended for use by experienced Arctic residents who have extensive skills and knowledge related to sea ice travel. We do not recommend traveling on sea ice unless you have the appropriate skills and knowledge, or you are accompanied by someone who does.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Siku-Inuit-Hila project was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (HSD 0624344)en_US
dc.publisherNational Snow and Ice Data Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNSIDC Special Report; 14
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subject.otherCommunity based monitoringen_US
dc.subject.otherIndigenous communities
dc.titleHandbook for community-based sea ice monitoring.en_US
dc.publisher.placeBoulder, Coloradoen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Cryosphereen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeInstrument Type Vocabulary::ice thickness profilersen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeInstrument Type Vocabulary::snow and ice samplersen_US
dc.description.eovSea iceen_US
dc.description.maturitylevelTRL 8 Actual system completed and "mission qualified" through test and demonstration in an operational environment (ground or space)en_US
dc.description.bptypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International