Ice-rock-water interactions on southwestern Bylot Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, geology, permafrost, hydrology, glaciology, paleoclimatology, glaciers, ice cap

Principal Investigator: Hicock, Stephen R. (1)
Licence Number: 12100
Organization: Department of Geology, University of Western Ontario
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: O. Lian; J. Goff

Objective(s): To document modern and recent geologic processes associated with glaciers on southwestern Bylot Island; to reconstruct the record of past glacial and climatic fluctuations in order to predict future changes; as part of an interdisciplinary project (BIG ICE), to model natural processes in the north Baffin-Bylot region which will result in a better understanding of the Arctic's fragile physical environment;

Project Description: The research will involve the study of the interplay (past and present) between glaciers, permafrost, meltwater and seawater on the southwestern side of the Bylot Island ice cap.