Late Quaternary glacial and climate history on Baffin Island, NWT

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: geology, geochemistry, paleoclimatology, sediment, chemistry, glaciation, radiocarbon dating

Principal Investigator: Miller, Gifford H. (10)
Licence Number: 12388
Organization: University of Colorado
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1991 1990 1989 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: W. Mode, P. Sauer, L. Miller, W. Manley, M. Duval, plus two field assistants to be determined

Objective(s): To collect lake sediment cores for paleoclimate records; to study evidence for glaciation by Foxe Basin and Labradorean ice dispersal centres; to collect relevant material for radiocarbon dating and other geochemical analyses.

Project Description: The arctic has an effect on the climate experienced in the rest of the world. We are attempting to understand how climate and the growth (movements) of glaciers influence each other, both in the present and during the last 20,000 years. We will be taking samples of sediments from the bottoms of lakes as these sediments contain information about changes in climate.