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dc.contributor.authorSimonee, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorAlooloo, Jayko
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Natalie Ann
dc.contributor.authorLjubicic, Gita
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Jackie
dc.coverage.spatialArctic Canadaen_US
dc.identifier.citationSimonee, N., Alooloo, J., Carter, N. A., Ljubicic, G. and Dawson, J. (2021) Sila Qanuippa? (How’s the Weather?): Integrating Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Environmental Forecasting Products to Support Travel Safety around Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in a Changing Climate. Weather, Climate, and Society, 13, pp.933–962. DOI:
dc.description.abstractAs Inuit hunters living in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, we (N. Simonee and J. Alooloo) travel extensively on land, water, and sea ice. Climate change, including changing sea ice and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, hasmade it riskier and harder for us to travel and hunt safely. Inuit knowledge supporting safe travel is also changing and is shared less between generations. We increasingly use online weather, marine, and ice products to develop locally relevant forecasts. This helps us to make decisions according to wind, waves, precipitation, visibility, sea ice conditions, and floe edge location. We apply our forecasts and share them with fellow community members to support safe travel. In this paper, we share the approach that we developed from over a decade of systematically and critically assessing forecasting products such as Windy. com, weather and marine forecasts, tide tables, C-CORE's floe edge monitoring service, SmartICE, Zoom Earth, and time-lapse cameras. We describe the strengths and challenges we face when accessing, interpreting, and applying each product throughout different seasons. Our analysis highlights a disconnect between available products and local needs. This disconnect can be overcome by service providers adjusting services to include more seasonal and real-time information, nontechnical language, familiar units of measurement, data size proportional to internet access cost and speed, and clear relationships between weather, marine, and ice information and safe travel. Our findings have potential relevance in the circumpolar Arctic and beyond, wherever people combine Indigenous weather forecasting methods and online information for decision-making. We encourage service providers to improve product relevance and accessibility.en_US
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dc.subject.otherForecasting techniquesen_US
dc.subject.otherClimate variabilityen_US
dc.subject.otherIndigenous Knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.otherWeather servicesen_US
dc.subject.otherDecision supporten_US
dc.subject.otherSocietal impactsen_US
dc.subject.otherWeather forecastingen_US
dc.subject.otherIndigenous knowledge
dc.titleSila Qanuippa? (How's the Weather?): Integrating Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Environmental Forecasting Products to Support Travel Safety around Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in a Changing Climate.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineHuman activityen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData aggregationen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleWeather Climate And Societyen_US
dc.description.ecvSea iceen_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeReports with methodological relevanceen_US Ann Carter

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