Geomorphologic analysis of the Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T. using spatial image processing.
Principal Investigator: Boyes, Donald M. (3)
Licence Number: 12811
Organization: University of Western Ontario
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: L. DeBastien

Objective(s): To examine the fluvial geomorphology of the Mackenzie Delta using satellite image data and a geographic information system (GIS); to map the lakes, channels and plant communities of the delta; to measure the shape, size, orientation, connectivity and other characteristics of water bodies and plant communities; and to study geomorphological features and processes by morphological and ecological relationships between sediment rate and plant community type.

Project Description: The collection of the field data is required to calibrate satellite image clasifications and interpretations concerning water body measurements, plant community types, and sedimentation patterns. Field measurements will include measuring ground distances and recording plant characteristics. Nothing in the field area will be destroyed or removed.