Hydrology and Geochemistry of Terrestrial Drainage in the Expedition Fiord Region of Axel Heiberg Island, NWT

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, active layer, hydrology, geochemistry, groundwater

Principal Investigator: English, Michael C (24)
Licence Number: 12184
Organization: Cold Regions Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier; Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research, University of Waterloo
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Julia Boike, Marc Hinton, Paul Overduin, Leeann Fishback, Suzanne O'Hara

Objective(s): To understand the terrestrial hydrological pathways of water draining into surface streams, rivers and lakes in the high arctic; to understand the vadose and phreatic zone dynamics in the seasonal active layer; to quantify the geochemical reactions within the groundwater;

Project Description: The researcher and his team will attempt to understand the terrestrial hydrological pathways of water draining into surface streams, rivers and lakes in the high arctic. As well, they will attempt to understand the vadose and phreatic zone dynamics in the seasonal active layer, and quantify the geochemical reactions within the groundwater.