Active Layer Monitoring Network in the Mackenzie Valley
Principal Investigator: Nixon, Mark (15)
Licence Number: 12843
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: Mar 28, 1996
Project Team: self

Objective(s): To measure regional and site variability in maximum active layer development and vertical surface movement over permafrost. To monitor sites over time in order to observe trends, perhaps resulting from climate change.

Project Description: For this on-going study, measurements such as maximum depth of thaw and soil surface movements recorded after the previous visit, will be collected. Monitoring apparatus will be reset this season. Sites in the Mackenzie Delta, from Tsiigehtchic to Tuktoyaktuk will be visited in April. Most sites from Fort Simpson to Tuktoyaktuk will be occupied during the summer.