tippanniq - dried ice

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tippanniq - dried ice

tippanniq - dried ice

Indigenous Knowledge

saluraq ᓴᓗᕋᖅ
' ᓯᑯᒥ ᐃᒪᖃᓚᐅᖢᓂ ᐃᒪᑕᖃᕈᓐᓂ, ᓵᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐴᑕᖓᖢᓂ. ᐅᐱᕐᖓᕐᑯᑦ ᐃᒪᐃᔭᓕᕐᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᒻᒪᒃᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᓯᑯᓗ ᑭᓛᓯᒪᓕᕐᖢᓂ. ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓱᕐᓗᑎᑦ, ᓯᑯ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᒪᑦ.
Sikumi imaqalau&uni imataqarunni, saanniqsaulunilu amma puutanga&uni. Upirngaqut imaijalirtillugit immaktisimajut, sikulu kilaasimalir&uni. Ujjirsurlutit, siku surattivallialirmat.
When the melt water on the sea ice surface has drained. The surface has dried up and the ice is full of drainage channels (Killak #62). The ice is rotten and floating on the ocean. Its getting thinner fast, as it continues to melt rapidly. Spring is nearly over when the flooded ice drains, leaving rotten ice. Be careful, as the ice is about to break up.' (Mittimatalik, North Qikiqtaaluk, Sikumiut Committee, Wilson and Arreak 2022: 131)

kinaularuq ᑭᓇᐅᓚᕈᖅ
'ᐃᒪᖓ ᖄᖓᓂ ᓯᑯ ᑯᕕᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᐃᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓯᑯ ᐸᓂᖅᖢᓂ.
Imanga qaangani siku kuvitillugu taimalu maanna siku paniq&uni.
When water on top of ice drains and now the ice is dry.'
(Uqšuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), Nattilingmiutitut, Qikiqtaqmiut Committee, Beaulieu, Wilson and Aglukkaq 2023: 77)

tippanniq ᑎᑉᐸᓐᓂᖅ
'ᐃᒪᐃᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᕙᐅᑦ ᖄᖓ. ᐳᕐᕆᓚᑦᑐᖅ ᑐᕙᖅ. Water has drained off the ice because it has become detached from land (afloat). WMO term: dried ice' (North/South Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

Related ice process

tikpaqtuq ᑎᒃᐸᖅᑐᖅ
'ᑐᕙᖅ ᐳᕐᕆᓚᓐᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐳᑕᐅᓂᖓ ᐃᒪᕈᒪ ᐃᒪᐅᓂᖓ ᑰᑦᑐᕕᓂᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. The process of the meltwater draining off the ice in the spring, usually occurs along the coastline near the end of June. The condition where snow has melted and drained away.' (North/South Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

Related ice conditions

puvvilaktuq ᐳᕝᕕᓚᒃᑐᖅ 
'After the melt water drains through the holes, off the surface, the ice starts to float, it goes up and down with the tides, but is still solid and safe for travel.' (Sanikiluaq Siku Terminology Workshop, 2018)

tutjaanaqsijuq ᑐᑦᔮᓂᖅᓯᔪᖅ
'After the snow melts and goes into the ice, makes the ice have sharp pointy features when it refreezes, used to have to protect the feet of dog teams from this needle-like ice.' (Sanikiluaq Siku Terminology Workshop, 2018)

Western Knowledge

dried ice
'Ice surface from which water has disappeared after the formation of cracks and thaw holes. During the period of drying the surface whitens.' (MANICE)

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