Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2014201320122011
The objective of this research project is to document the extent of ecological change in impacted stream basins draining the eastern slope of the Richardson Mountains and to determine the mechanisms of slump initiation and stabilization. This study will focus on the Stoney Creek catchment, which runs parallel to the Dempster Highway and empties into the Peel River at Fort McPherson, NT. The catchm...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2012201120102009
This study will include: 1) monitoring permafrost conditions in the Mackenzie Delta region; 2) examining freeze-back of the active layer and associated strength properties of freezing soil; 3) examining the influence of shrub removal on frozen ground and snow conditions at abandoned drilling-mud sumps; 4) investigating effectiveness of different soil sampling protocols on delineating contaminants ...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2006
Since the 1970's, the oil and gas industry has drilled at least 19 exploratory wells in the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary (KIBS), but there is a shortage of field data describing environmental conditions at the well-sites and drilling-mud sumps. In Marc...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):
In the Mackenzie Delta region, many of the drilling mud sumps constructed in the 1970s have partially or completely collapsed. The collapse of a sump can release contaminants previously immobilized in permafrost. The long-term degradation of many sumps...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2004200320022001
This project investigates the the distribution and amount of near-surface ice in sediments of the Mackenzie delta area near Inuvik. Sites near Inuvik will be accessed via road and sampled using a hand held power auger. Soil cores will be removed and taken to the Inuvik Research Center for subsequent examination. The thickness of permafrost will be measured by near-surface water jet drilling which ...