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Archive: What We Know about Walrus and Sea Ice: The Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) Project, June 28, 2011

A weather forecast and sea ice information for northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait subsistence Communities called Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) is updated weekly with information on sea ice conditions and weather relevant to the walrus. SIWO includes: an assessment of current ice conditions using up-to-date satellite imagery; a 10-day outlook of wind conditions; written observations of ice conditions from Alaska Native hunters; and comments from sea ice experts and other contributors. SIWO is available through Web and Facebook sites.

In this web seminar we will look at what we have learned about walrus distribution and habitat from a blend of western science and traditional knowledge and how this information provides the foundation for creating SIWO and how you too can contribute to the outlook.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).


Type Web Seminar ArchivePub Date January 01, 1900Stock # WSNOAA11_Jun28

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