qisuktuq - frost smoke

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qisuktuq - frost smoke

qisuktuq - frost smoke

Indigenous Knowledge

'(1) vapour, steam (that rises from the sea from a water hole in the middle of the ice following intense cold). [...]. 4' (Nunatsiavummiutitut, Schneider 1985: 311)

qisuktuq ᕿᓱᒃᑐᖅ 
'ᐃᒪᖅ ᐃᔾᔨᓕᖅᑐᒧ ᐳᔫᖅᑐᖅ [ᕿᓱᐊᓪᓛᖅᑐᖅ - ᐃᒪᖅ ᐃᔾᔨᓕᖅᑐᒧ ᐳᔫᕌᕐᔪᑦᑐᖅ]. An expanse of fog that occurs over open water when it is very cold (November to April) [qisuallaaqtuq is a similar, but less dense kind of ice fog]. WMO term: frost smoke' (North/South Qikiqtaaluk, Inuit Siku Atlas)

pujuulaq ᐳᔫᓚᖅ
'ᑕᒃᑐᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐳᔪᖅ ᒪᓴᒃ ᐱᙳᕐᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖁᓛᓂ ᐃᒪᐅᓂᖓᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓱᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᓇᖓ ᖃᓂᓐᓂᖓᓂᒃ.
Taktut, ammalu pujuq masak pinngursimajuq qulaani imauningata ammalu qaujimajjutaujunnarsuq imartaqarninganik ammalu sinanga qaninninganik. Fog and mist form over open water. From a distance it is a good indicator of open water and the sinaa.' (North Qikiqtaaluk, Sikumiut Committee, Wilson and Arreak 2022: 88)

tunguniq ᑐᓐᒍᓂᖅ
'(n. meteor.) dark blue-black or purplish fog which rises from the open water of the floe edge in the winter time [...]' (Aivilingmiutut, Spalding 1998: 170)

Western Knowledge

frost smoke
'(Brume d'évaporation [fr]): Fog­like clouds due to contact of cold air with relatively warm water, which can appear over openings in the ice, or leeward of the ice edge, and which may persist while ice is forming.'

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