Water Quality Assessment and Climate History of Selected Ponds and Streams on Banks Island

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, water quality, climate change

Principal Investigator: Smol, John P (7)
Licence Number: 13107
Organization: Queen's University
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2000 1999
Issued: Apr 28, 2000
Project Team: Marianne Douglas, Darlene Lim, John Glew, Neal Michelutti

Objective(s): The overall goals of this project are to understand the present day water quality of arctic lakes and ponds and to attempt to determine if the water quality of these sites are changing as a result of, for example recent climate change or other disturbanc

Project Description: The overall goals of this project are to understand the present day water quality of arctic lakes and ponds and to attempt to determine if the water quality of these sites is changing as a result of, for example recent climate change or other disturbances. This study has been going on for a number of years and data collected in the western Arctic will be compared to results from the eastern Arctic. During 2000 the research team will stay about ten days at Parks Canada - Green Cabin. During this time researchers will visit approximately 20 ponds, streams and lakes within walking distance base camp. At each location a small quantity of water and mud will be sampled.