sikuliaviniq - thicker than sikuliaq

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sikuliaviniq - thicker than sikuliaq

sikuliaviniq - thicker than sikuliaq

Indigenous Knowledge

sikuliaviniq ᓯᑯᓕᐊᕕᓂᖅ 'It used to be sikuliak, now it is thicker, not wavy anymore, up to 1 foot thick and snow accumulates on top.' (Sanikiluaq, Nunavimmiutitut, Sanikiluaq Siku Terminology Workshop 2018)

tuvaruaq ᑐᕙᕈᐊᖅ ‘Getting thicker, not yet tuvaq.’ (Mittimatalik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Sikumiut Committee, Wilson and Arreak 2022: 83)

tuvaruarjuqtuq ᑐᕙᕈᐊᕐᔪᖅᑐᖅ ‘sea ice that is becoming solid landfast ice; meaning "it is now partly tuvaq"; no snow has accumulated on this ice; approx 6-7 inches [btwn 15-18cm] thick’ (Iglulik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

sikuvik 'Thicker ice is then called siku, a general term for sea ice, sikuvik (approximately 1 foot thick), and finally tuvaq (thick landfast ice, anything thicker than sikuvik).' (Iglulik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

Western Knowledge

young ice ‘Ice in the transition stage between nilas and first-year ice, 10-30 centimetres in thickness. May be subdivided into grey ice and grey-white ice.’

grey-white ice ‘Young ice 15-30 centimetres thick. Under pressure it is more likely to ridge than to raft.’