Palaeoenvironment of Truelove Lowland (Devon Island) as Determined from Peat Bogs

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, sedimentology, paleoenvironment, peatlands, sediment core sampling

Principal Investigator: Somr, Christopher (2)
Licence Number: 8069
Organization: University of Western Ontario
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: Dr. King

Objective(s): To examine the palaeoenvironmental record preserved in the sediments of peat bogs in the Truelove Lowland and surrounding area (Devon Island); to extract sediment cores from peat bogs; to collect samples from the cores for subsequent chemical analyses at the university laboratory

Project Description: Chris Somr is returning as part of Dr. King's research party working on the Truelove Lowland. He is extracting columns of soil from peat bogs to determine what the climate was like long ago.