Permafrost Studies: Western Arctic Coast
Principal Investigator: Mackay, J.R. (8)
Licence Number: 12308
Organization: Dept. of Geography, University of British Columbia
Licenced Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: N. Buckley, C. Diana

Objective(s): To understand the origin of permafrost, the ice within permafrost, and the processes that help to create the present geocryologic environment. Dr. Mackay has been conducting field research on permafrost along the Western Arctic Coast nearly every summer since 1951.

Project Description: This on-going research of permafrost growth involves investigations at a large lake artificially drained in 1978. The study of pingos, started in 1969, and the study of ice wedges, started in 1966, involve measurements of ice growth.