Permafrost Studies: Western Arctic Coast

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, geology, permafrost, pingo, wedge ice, geologic origins, cryology

Principal Investigator: Mackay, J.R. (8)
Licence Number: 12068
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licenced Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Chris Diana; one assistant

Objective(s): To continue to collect information to better understand the origin of permafrost, the ice within the permafrost and the processes that help create the present geocryologic environment.

Project Description: Since 1951 the researcher has conducted field studies on permafrost along the Western Arctic Coast. The basic purpose is to better understand the origin of permafrost, the ice within the permafrost and the processes that help create it. Specific studies include pingos and ice wedges.