Broadening the sea-ice forecaster toolbox with community observations: a case study from the northern Bering Sea.
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Deemer, Gregory J.
Bhatt, Uma S.
Posey, Pamela G.
Hutchings, Jennifer K.
Allard, Richard A.
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Impacts of a warming climate are amplified in the Arctic. One notorious impact is recent and record-breaking summertime sea-ice loss. Expanding areas of open water and a prolonged ice-free season create opportunity for some industries but challenge indigenous peoples relying on sea ice for transportation and access to food. The observed and projected increase of Arctic maritime activity requires accurate sea-ice forecasts to protect life, environment, and property. Motivated by emerging prediction needs on the operational timescale (<= 10 days), this study explores where local indigenous knowledge (LIK) fits into the forecaster toolbox and how it can be woven into useful sea-ice information products. The 2011 spring ice retreat season in the Bering Sea is presented as a forecasting case study. LIK, housed in a database of community-based ice and weather logs, and an ice-ocean forecast model developed by the US Navy are analyzed for their ability to provide information relevant to stake.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Spatial CoverageArctic Ocean
CitationDeemer, G. J., Bhatt, U. S., Eicken, H., Posey, P. G., Hutchings, J. K., et al. (2018) Broadening the sea-ice forecaster toolbox with community observations: A case study from the northern Bering Sea. Arctic Science, 4, pp.42–70. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/as-2016-0054
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