5 record(s) found for principle investigator "Burn, Chris" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The researchers hope to measure ground temperatures to find out how they are changing as a result of climate change. They will try to find out how the thickness of the snow cover affects the amount of ground warming that has occurred over the past 35 years. The researchers will study the cracking of ice wedges to find out if they are cracking less now than they did in the 1970s and 1980s. The...

Wind-abraided rocks near Paulatuk, NT
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Summary: The wind abraided rocks 3 km south of Paulatuk are among the best examples of ventifacts in North America. The rocks have smooth, lichen-free surfaces on their south side, which are blasted by sand and snow during strong southerly winds in winter. The re...

Investigation of ground ice development in sediments of the Mackenzie delta area.
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Summary: The purpose is to collect samples of ground ice and to measure air, ground, and lake temperatures. We use the information to help understand how the permafrost in the area has changed in the last few thousands years, in order to determine what might happen in the future....

Spatial variation in the isotopic composition of snowpack in the Mackenzie Delta area
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: This on-going research involves the assessment of isotopes in snowpack each winter. Collection of snow and ice at various sites along winter roads in the N.W.T. provides information about the composition of isotopes within a region. Isotopic composition of snow and ice taken from ice cores in Greenland and Antarctica have been able to provide information about past climates....

Investigation of Frost Heave in Lake Bottom Sediments
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 1990 1987
Summary: The research team will monitor the amount of heave that occurs in lake-bottom sediments during winter, after water freezes to the bottom of lakes, because these environments are the best for examining the hydrology of frost heaving....