Silalirijiit Project: Community-created weather station network

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Product Type
Collection
Product Status
Ongoing
Data Type
Local observations
Quantitative (environmental) data
Topics
Community-based monitoring
Weather
Geographic Area
Canada
Nunavut
About this product

Clyde River (Kangiqtugaapik), Nunavut, is located on the east coast of Baffin Island. Starting in 2009, local hunters and Elders partnered with researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University to initiate the Silalirijiit Project.

An Inuktitut word, Silalirijiit (pronounced see-lah-LEE-ree-yeet) means "those who work with or think about weather." This project links Inuit knowledge with climate science and environmental modeling to understand weather patterns and their changes in the Clyde River area.