Geophysical and geochemical investigations of massive ground ice
Principal Investigator: Moorman, Brian J (5)
Licence Number: 12585
Organization: Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: F.A. Michel, L.A. Miller

Objective(s): To study the physical and chemical properties of surface and sub-surface ground ice bodies. Ground penetrating radar, as well as geochemical and isotopic analyses, will be used to map the extent, structure and origins of the ice. Paleo-climatic information will also be extracted from this data.

Project Description: The researchers will conduct 2 types of surveys: (1) radar surveys will be conducted using a portable radar unit; and (2) small samples of ice from glaciers and moraines will be collected in order to conduct analysis which will determine the chemical make-up of the ice. This information will be used to determine characteristics about the glaciers as well as help in our understanding of the climate has changed and how different types of ice have formed.