Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Shortfast Ice in Uummannaq Bay, Greenland and implications for local cultural and livelihood practices.

Authors: Nicholas Cuba*, Brown University
Topics: Polar Regions, Remote Sensing, Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Keywords: Greenland, Landsat, Google Earth Engine, Climate Change
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download

This poster presents findings from an analysis of Landsat TM, ETM+, and OLI reflectance data collected over 30+ years to measure change in the spatial extent and properties of shorefast ice in Uummannaq Bay, Greenland during the period of ice breakup in the spring. Variability and directional change in measurements of ice are described, and these observations form the basis for hypothesizing the effects of ice change on its utility for local transportation and hunting, as well as its role in the reproduction of cultural practices.

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