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When the Weather is Uggianaqtuq: Inuit Observations of Environmental Changes, Version 1
Entry ID: NSIDC-0650_1


Summary
Abstract: Uggianaqtuq (pronounced OOG-gi-a-nak-took) is a North Baffin Inuktitut word that means to behave
unexpectedly, or in an unfamiliar way. From the perspective of many hunters and elders in the Arctic,
the weather has been uggianaqtuq in recent years. In this interactive, multi-media CD-ROM, Inuit from
two communties, Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq) and Clyde River (Kangiktugaapik) in Nunavut, Canada, share
their observations and perspectives on recent environmental changes. The CD-ROM is a pilot project
that uses media technology as an alternative way (as opposed to written reports) to document and communicate Inuit observations and knowledge. Maps, text, photos, video and music are integrated to
help illustrate the changes Inuit have observed in their environment and the impacts on their
livelihoods. The integrated components allow the user to search by topic or person; view interview clips
in Inuktitut with English interpretations; view and print maps about environmental changes drawn by
participants; view short videos with scenes from the communities; view summaries and photos of
environmental changes and their impacts to the landscape and community life. Topics include sea ice,
snow, wind, weather variability, changes in seasons, changes in activities, animals, and more.


Please Note: This CD-ROM is Copyright Shari Fox (Gearheard), 2003 (the author). All
rights reserved. This CD-ROM may not be copied or reproduced in part or
in whole in any way without permission from the author. The CD-ROM is to
be used for educational purposes only unless with written permission
from the author.


The research project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), grant number OPP-9906740, a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC), and an award from the Innovative Research Program at the Cooperative Institute for Research
in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder (CU).


Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.46694 S: 70.46694  E: -68.51667  W: -68.51667
 N: 64.28361 S: 64.28361  E: -96.066666  W: -96.066666

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: When the Weather is Uggianaqtuq: Inuit Observations of Environmental Changes, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1920-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC > Eastern Canadian Arctic
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Nunavut


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >LAKE ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >LAKE ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >RIVER ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >RIVER ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


R. G. BARRY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
449 UCB
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


SHARI GEARHEARD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: shari.gearheard at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 241
City: Clyde River
Province or State: Nunavut
Postal Code: X0A 0E0
Country: Canada


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492 6199
Fax: 1 303 492 2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


SHARI GEARHEARD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: shari.gearheard at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 241
City: Clyde River
Province or State: Nunavut
Postal Code: X0A 0E0
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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