Pingo and Allied Ground Ice, Contemporary and in the Geological Record

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, geology, pingo, landscape assessment, mapping

Principal Investigator: Gurney, Steve D. (1)
Licence Number: 12203
Organization: University of Reading
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Mr. A. Bellamy

Objective(s): To study the various forms of pingos that are known to exist in the Sachs River Lowlands; to provide information which will help compare arctic pingos with the relict features of north-west Europe; to integrate this information into a framework already established by researchers from the University of Reading for the Banks Island Pingos;

Project Description: The researcher and his team will engage in detailed geological mapping of the various types of pingos with respect to both their genesis and current status. Geometric levelling of pingo locations will also be undertaken to ascertain the spatial, temporal, and environmental inter-relationships of pingos to such features as drained lake basins, stream channels and other pingos.