International Cryosol Tour

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, permafrost, soil, climate change, ecology

Principal Investigator: Tarnocai, C. (1)
Licence Number: 11185
Organization: Agriculture Canada; USDA, Soil Conservation Service; University of Alaska
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: S. Smith; J. Kimble; C.L. Ping;

Objective(s): To review and compare the current classifications used for permafrost soils; to discuss the management, land use, and ecological balance of permafrost; to focus on the effects of global climate change on permafrost soils;

Project Description: This tour and the associated meetings will focus on the genesis, classification and management of permafrost soils (Cryosols) and the possible effect of climate change on these soils.