Active layer monitoring network in the Mackenzie Valley

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: physical sciences, active layer, permafrost, thaw depth

Principal Investigator: Nixon, Mark (15)
Licence Number: 12411
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: P. Neff, A. Taylor

Objective(s): To measure regional and site variability in maximum active layer and vertical surface movement over permafrost; to monitor sites over decades to observe temporal trends, perhaps resulting from climatic change.

Project Description: In this on-going study, measurements such as maximum depth of thaw and soil surface movements (from last season) will be taken. Equipment will then be reset for the coming year. Field sites in the Mackenzie Delta between Arctic Red River and Tuktoyaktuk will be visited during June. During July, we will travel between Fort Simpson and San Sault Rapids.