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Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub: Community-based observations of changes in the seasonal cycle in Alaska's Arctic

Sea ice observations

Ice breakout event at Utqiagvik

Billy Adams recently recorded an “ice breakout” event offshore of Utqiagvik. The landfast sea ice in front of town detached with the recent warm temperatures and winds, which is quite unusual for February. This event has big implications for safe travel, hunting, wildlife management, etc. Billy’s photos are below.

Whaling trail mapping update 2018

AAOKH is working with Dr Matt Druckenmiller to map the ice thickness over whaling trails in Utqiagvik, Alaska. The latest map is available in a PDF: Utqiagik-ice-trail-map_30April2018_thicknesses

Come learn about AAOKH!

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm at the Tuzzy Consortium Library, Ilisagvik College, Utqiaġvik Presented by Dr. Donna Hauser, UAF International Arctic Research Center. Join Donna as she explains the Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH), a community based coastal observing project and database of sea ice, ocean, and wildlife observations in northern communities. Donna…

Sea Ice Thickness Trail Maps and photos

A project in collaboration with Matthew Druckenmiller (National Snow and Ice Data Center), the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management and AAOKH has developed an interactive web-map application of satellite data, geo-tagged photos, sea ice thickness measurements over hunting trails and some preliminary data about coastal waters for this spring hunting season in Utqiagvik.