Scientific Indicators

 

 

Arctic Borderlands participants have identified over 70 indicators to track and monitor ecosystem change.

 

Developed data sets for many of these indicators are available below. The date of the last update is listed beside each report.

 

Our most recent indicator updates were done in 2014. We are working on updating all of the indicators in 2017. Please check back soon!

Physical factors
Temperature
Temperatures at Inuvik - 2014
Temperatures at Old Crow - 2014
Temperatuers at Shingle Point - 2014
Temperatures at Tuktoyaktuk - 2014
Precipitation
Precipitation at Old Crow - 2014
Precipitation at Inuvik - 2014
 
Snow
Snow Depth at Eagle Plains - 2004
Snow Depth at Old Crow - 2004
Snow Density - 2004
 
River Ice
Porcupine River Ice-Free Period - 2014
Old Crow River Ice-Free Period - 2014
Yukon River Break-up at Dawson City - 2013
Break-up date of Peel River at Aklavik - 2013
Break-up date of the Porcupine River at Old Crow - 2013
 
Forest Fire
Forest Fires in the NWT - 2006
Forest Fires in Northern Alaska - 2006
Forest Fires in Northern Yukon - 2006
Plants
Early plant growth

Early green summer vegetation in caribou calving grounds - 2002

Monitoring of plant communities

Seasonal changes in plant production in Vuntut Nat. Park - 2006

Animals
Birds
Coastal birds, abundance and distribution - 2002
Waterfowl populations in Old Crow flats - 2014
Fish

Arctic Salmon: Pacific salmon in the Canadian Western Arctic - 2014

Dolly Varden charr in the Rat River - 2014

Fishing Branch River: Chum salmon escapement - 2014

Marine Mammals

Bowhead whale numbers, Bering, Chukchi, Beaufort Seas - 2012

Beluga whale numbers - 2012

Caribou

Porcupine caribou birth rate - 2014

Porcupine caribou calf survival rate - 2014

Porcupine caribou herd size - 2014

Moose

Moose numbers on Old Crow Flats - 2014

Contaminants

Organochorides in Beluga whales - 1995

Mercury in marine mammals - 1995

Human activity

Herschel Island aircraft movements - 2010

Water licenses, Yukon Water Board - 2011

GHG releases by Territory - 2014

GHG releases for Canada - 2014

Marine dredging - 2010

Fur prices - 2013

Dempster Highway traffic, NWT - 2012

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