Mass Balance of Arctic Glaciers
Principal Investigator: Koerner, Roy M (9)
Licence Number: 13571
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Issued: Mar 26, 2004
Project Team: Mike Demut

Objective(s): The objective of this long-term ongoing program is to monitor glacier health and climatic change in the high Arctic by measuring the mass balance of four ice caps, including the South Melville Ice Cap in the western Arctic islands. This requires measuring the amount of ice accumulated or melted in summer, and the amount of snow that has accumulated in winter at several poles drilled into the ice. This work is also part of a larger program studying climate change.