The Ikaaġvik Sikukun project is excited to share their spring 2020 newsletter. Ikaaġvik Sikukun —Iñupiaq for ice bridges— is a research effort in Kotzebue, Alaska that connects the community with scientists to understand sea ice change in Kotzebue Sound.
This newsletter shares the results of Ikaaġvik Sikukun’s measurements on and under the ice. The data presented shed light on how ocean and river water impact sea ice growth and melt in Kotzebue Sound. It also explores the kinds of snow and ice features bearded seals need to build their pupping lairs.
This newsletter was distributed to mailbox holders in Kotzebue. Read the Spring 2020 newsletter to learn more.