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.
AAOKH Research Coordinator Josh Jones is at the 2018 meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week to present information about how we’re supporting northern Alaska coastal communities as they share local observations of change. Stop by his poster tomorrow morning, 14 December, at #782 and see a preview here!
Thanks also to our contributors and co-authors: Donna Hauser, Olivia Lee, Hajo Eicken, Matt Druckenmiller, Heather McFarland, Billy Adams, Steven Patkotak, and Joe Leavitt.
We have just launched of a new map-based tour of AAOKH data! Check it out here: http://mapventure.org/#/map/aaokh.
It is also posted as a menu option on the AAOKH site.
Our goal with this tool is to facilitate the sharing of coastal conditions in combination with observations collected by members of coastal communities in the context of a changing seasonal cycle. This approach can help track environmental change from a community perspective. The tour below will give you an idea of the types of curated data AAOKH helps to share and make accessible. We will make future updates, so we encourage Read full story
Listen in on the KBRW radio interview on April 5, 2018 with our Utqiagvik observer Billy Adams, and AAOKH Science Lead, Donna Hauser to hear a little more about the AAOKH project. Read full story
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 will share recent coastal and sea ice observations and activities, as well as how to get involved in the project and give feedback. Read full story
The AAOKH project is now listed as a tool resource for the Alaska region in the NOAA U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Our community collaborators serve an important role in building a baseline of knowledge about changing the environmental and natural resources. U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
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.
March 4, 2017 — Location Browerville, light west winds, temperature -4 F, clear and visibility was more than 8 miles. The bears are in and on the shorefast ice as they do that when south and west winds prevail. Read full story