Late Quaternary Dynamics of the Labrador/Foxe Sectors of the Laurentide Ice Sheet and Ice Sheet/Ocean Interaction in the North Atlantic

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, glaciology, paleogeology, ice movement, sea level

Principal Investigator: Miller, Gifford H. (10)
Licence Number: 10134
Organization: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1991 1990 1989 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Dr. W. Pfeffer; D. Kaufman; one assistant

Objective(s): To gather evidence for the direction and timing of ice movement in Frobisher Bay and on the adjacent Baffin Shelf, with a focus on the interaction of a major outlet glacier fed by the Labrador Center with that of an outlet glacier in Frobisher Bay fed by the Foxe Center.

Project Description: The Researcher and his team will conduct a study which relates to past glacial activity and sea level change in the eastern Canadian Arctic. The studies will concentrate on evidence for the direction and timing of ice movement in Frobisher Bay and on the adjacent Baffin Shelf.