tukilik - tide crack

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tukilik - tide crack

tukilik - tide crack

Indigenous Knowledge

tukilik ᑐᑭᓕᒃ
'A tidal crack, forms in tuva from points of land, opens with warmer weather or high tides, and refreezes after opening, a good place for hunting (where you look for seal holes), these used to occur in expected locations every year, but now they are not always in the same place, more cracks in new areas.' (Sanikiluaq Siku Terminology Workshop, 2018)

nagguti ᓇᒡᒍᑎ
'ᑎᓂᑦᑕᖅᑐᒧ ᐋᔪᕋᕐᓴᖅ ᒪᒥᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖁᐊᓕᖅᑭᓯᒪᒐᒥ [ᐋᔪᕋᑦᓴᖅ]. Tidal cracks that form during the winter and re-freeze after opening; they re-occur with the influence of tidal stages [variation: aajuratsaq]. WMO term: tide crack' (North/South Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

qungniq ᖁᖕᓂᖅ
'crack or fissure in ice' (Aivilingmiutut, Spalding 1998; hard copy page 121)

aajuraq ᐋᔪᕋᖅ
'crack in winter ice that opens and then freezes' (Nattilingmiutut, Aglukkaq, Hadlari and Hadlari-Jansen 2023: 1)

angmařuq ᐊᖕᒪᖪᖅ
'is open; open crack in ice' (Nattilingmiutut, Aglukkaq, Hadlari and Hadlari-Jansen 2023: 12)

'crack in the shore-fast ice or ice floe.'
'Sometimes the land-fast ice or pack ice forms a crack when the tide rises or pressure ridges grow. Sometimes when a crack forms on the landfast ice that section of cracked ice drifts away or the pack ice is split in two pieces. Some cracks are wide, some are narrow.' (Seward Peninsula Inupiaq, Weyapuk Jr. and Krupnik 2012: 18, 24)

Western Knowledge

tide crack
'Crack at the line of junction between an immovable ice foot or ice wall and fast ice,the latter subject to rise and fall of the tide.' (MANICE)

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