Freezeup and breakup observations on the Mackenzie River near Fort Providence
Principal Investigator: Hicks, Faye E (12)
Licence Number: 12557
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: D. Andres (co-investigator) plus additional technicians and students

Objective(s): The researchers will continue their monitoring of ice formation and breakup at the Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Providence with the objective of developing a better understanding of the processes associated with freezeup and breakup, with the ultimate objective of developing a forecasting tool.

Project Description: The researchers will continue their monitoring of ice formation and breakup at the Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Providence. Data will be collected on water levels, river velocity, ice thickness and strength, and snow depth. This information will contribute to our knowledge of ice formation and breakup at this crossing, with a goal of predicting freezeup and breakup events.