Glacial Sediment Deposits in Expedition Fiord

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, water sampling, glaciology, sedimentology, water depth

Principal Investigator: Gilbert, Robert (14)
Licence Number: 8078
Organization: Queen's University; McGill Research Station
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1990 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: Peter Doran

Objective(s): To measure water depth and characteristics of inner Expedition Fiord by using an echo-sounder and by collecting water samples for laboratory analyses and measuring temperature; to investigate how sediments are deposited in the fiord from Thompson Glacier by obtaining sediment cores; and to determine how sediment deposits have changed in the last 100 years.

Project Description: Dr. Gilbert is looking at how the ocean floor is changed by sediments deposited from the Thompson Glacier. To do this study, he and a graduate student are mapping the depth of the fiord, collecting water samples for later analysis in the lab, and collecting cores of soil from the ocean floor.