“The best of both worlds” – connecting remote sensing and Arctic communities for safe sea ice travel

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dc.contributor.author Segal, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-06T20:37:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11129
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the role of remote sensing technology in providing information to northern residents of Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay, Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, Western Canadian Arctic, for the purpose of improving sea ice trafficability and safety. The main objectives of this thesis include 1) the identification of northern community sea ice information needs that can be addressed using remote sensing, and 2) the creation of remote sensing-based products showing sea ice surface roughness information useful to community sea ice trafficability and safety. Thesis outcomes include the refinement and dissemination of information and products with these communities. Research methods involved interviews with northern community members that were analysed using thematic analysis, as well as quantitative assessments of sea ice roughness using satellite datasets. Maps of sea ice surface roughness were created using Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar and the Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer, and were evaluated against fine-scale airborne LiDAR data. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Arctic sea ice en_US
dc.subject Inuit knowledge en_US
dc.subject remote sensing en_US
dc.subject sea ice roughness en_US
dc.subject safety and navigation en_US
dc.subject Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) en_US
dc.subject Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) en_US
dc.subject cryosphere en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.title “The best of both worlds” – connecting remote sensing and Arctic communities for safe sea ice travel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Scharien, Randall
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.embargo 2020-07-31

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