The origins and implications of tabular massive ground ice

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, climate change, paleoclimatology, chemistry, ground ice, ice formation

Principal Investigator: Moorman, Brian J (5)
Licence Number: 12364
Organization: Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: F.A. Michel, M. Elver, V. Allen

Objective(s): To study the physical and chemical properties of massive ground ice and to assess: (i) the stability of massive ice bodies using ground penetrating radar; (ii) paleoclimatic information trapped within the ice; and (iii) the sources of the ice and formation of the bodies.

Project Description: I plan to examine the characteristics of different types of ground ice. As the glaciers on Bylot Island retreat, thick layers of ice are buried beneath the ground. I wish to examine how this ice changes in its physical and chemical makeup when it becomes buried. Information on climate change will also be extracted from the ice.