Traditional Iñupiat Ice Cellars (SIĠḷUAQ) in Barrow, Alaska: Characteristics, Temperature Monitoring, and Distribution

  title={Traditional I{\~n}upiat Ice Cellars (SIĠḷUAQ) in Barrow, Alaska: Characteristics, Temperature Monitoring, and Distribution},
  author={Kelsey E. Nyland and Anna E. Klene and Jerry Brown and Nikolay I. Shiklomanov and Frederick E. Nelson and Dmitry A. Streletskiy and Kenji Yoshikawa},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  pages={143 - 158}
Abstract Ice cellars are a natural form of refrigeration constructed within permafrost. They are traditionally employed by indigenous Arctic peoples to store harvested wildlife. Recent reports from Alaska indicate that ice cellars are “failing” through mechanisms that include flooding and collapse, which are often attributed to climate change. In cooperation with local stakeholders, we instrumented five cellars to record internal air temperature in Barrow, Alaska. A decade of thermal monitoring… 
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