immatinniit - puddle

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immatinniit - puddle

immatinniit - puddle

Indigenous Knowledge

immatinniit ᐃᒻᒪᑎᓐᓃᑦ  
'Melt puddles that have accumulated on ice near the shoreline (sijja), can be quite deep (to the point of melting through the ice). WMO term: puddle.' (North/South Baffin, Inuit Siku Atlas)

immaktinniit ᐃᒻᒪᒃᑎᓐᓃᑦ
‘ᓯᑰᑉ  ᖃᖓᓂ  ᐃᒪᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦ  ᑕᕆᐅᒥ. The water that accumulates on the sea ice due to snowmelt; puddles of melt water on the ice.’ (North/South Baffin, Inuit Siku Atlas)

immattinniq ᐃᒻᒪᑦᑎᓐᓂᖅ  
'ᓯᑯ ᐃᒪᕈᔫᓗᓂ ᐊᐳᑎᐅ ᐊᐅᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄ. Siku imarujuuluni aputiu auppallianinganu. First puddles on the ice from snow melt.' (Mittimatalik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Sikumiut Committee, Wilson and Arreak 2022: 118)

puktaila  ᐳᒃᑕᐃᓚ
'ᓯᑯᒥ ᐃᒪᑯᔅᓱ ᐃᑎᔪᓪᓗᓂ. Sikumi imakussu itijulluni.
Large pools of freshwater from melting snow begin to form on the sea ice (melt ponds). Large lakes on the ice, around 1 foot deep before it drains. The ice bends from the weight of the water. This water can be nice to drink but wear your rubber boots to keep your feet dry.' (Mittimatalik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Sikumiut Committee, Wilson and Arreak 2022: 127)

Western Knowledge

puddle  '(Mare [fr]) An accumulation on ice of melt­water, mainly due to melting snow, but in the more advanced stages also to the melting of ice. Initial stage consists of patches of melted snow.' (WMO)

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