The Meaning of Ice

The Meaning of Ice

People and Sea Ice in Three Arctic Communities

Book - 2013
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"The Dynamics of Human-Sea Ice Relationships: Comparing Changing Environments in Alaska, Nunavut, and Greenland ... Project summary : This project is also referred to as "Siku-Inuit-Hila" (Sea ice, people, and weather). The research team includes social and physical scientists and members of each community: Barrow (Alaska), Clyde River (Nunavut) and Qaanaaq (Greenland). The project relies heavily on fieldwork conducted by the whole team in each community. Comparisons of sea ice use and changes are the focus of workshops and field excursions. The team will also establish ice monitoring stations, which are monitored by local observers to record the ice growth and melt cycle at key locations for each community. In recent years, Arctic sea ice has been thinning, retreating, and changing its patterns of freeze up and break up. For many indigenous communities in the Arctic, sea ice use and human-sea ice relationships that are deeply rooted in time, as well as identity, are being challenged.
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : International Polar Institute Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780996193856
Branch Call Number: 970.419 M48g
Characteristics: xliii, 365 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, color portraits ; 26 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gearheard, Shari Fox


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