Permafrost Studies: Western Arctic Coast
Principal Investigator: Mackay, J. Ross (2)
Licence Number: 12840
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licenced Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989
Issued: Mar 06, 1996
Project Team: Dr. C. R. Burn, Carleton University

Objective(s): This permafrost study has been part of a long-term study first initiated in 1951. The researcher will collect data that will allow a better understanding of the growth of the ice wedges, pingos and permafrost.

Project Description: The researcher will continue studies on the origin of permafrost, the ice found within permafrost and processes that help to create the present geocryologic environment. These studies will be conducted on Garry Island, Illisarvik, 20 km southwest of Tuktoyaktuk and at Paulatuk.