28 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Quantifying carbon fluxes and budgets of boreal forest-tundra landscapes under the influence of rapidly changing permafrost regimes
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine if the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system; 2) determine how these two types of feedback differ between the discontinuous and continuous permafrost zones; 3) determine if the reported decrease (increase) in net CO2 (CH4) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and ecosystem-scale...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Geoscience Research 2013
Principal Investigator: Whalen, Dustin JR
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The primary objective of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable industrial and community development by improving the understanding of coastal and nearshore seabed processes and properties. The research provides the means to improve the knowledge of physical conditions in the coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations, and local residents understand, mitigate and redu...


Study on the Vertical Distribution of Ice in Arctic Clouds (VERDI)
Principal Investigator: Bierwirth, Eike A
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: Climate change and sea ice change affects all who live in the north. The aim of this project is to improve understanding of the physical processes in Arctic clouds and their contribution to the current changes in the polar environment, and thereby reducing uncertainties in regional and global model simulations important for future weather and climate prediction. These research activities combin...


Permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The objective of this research is to understand how climate change is affecting permafrost in the western Arctic, particularly in the outer Mackenzie delta. The research team also intends to investigate the ice content of the ground and how this may affect terrain stability. The research team wishes to study changes in ground temperature at various locations in the western Arctic, ranging from Her...


Exchange of carbon gas fluxes over low arctic tundra
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2007 2005 2004
Summary: The research team intends to study how important greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, are exchanged between tundra surfaces and the atmosphere. They will measure these exchanges over various tundra types and relate them to environmental variables such as soil properties and weather, in hopes of understanding more about how future climate change will impact the land surface and how these ...


Response of coastal sea ice properties of the Mackenzie Delta to climate change
Principal Investigator: Prinsenberg, Simon J.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: Under this project, plans are to collect ice and snow thickness and video data with helicopter-borne sensors during winter ice surveys conducted over the pack ice off the Mackenzie Delta. The new data sets and data from two previous smaller surveys will contribute to the project’s objectives to determine the winter variability of the ice and snow properties of the land-fast and mobile ice cover of...


Deltaic Lake Sediments as Recorders of Past Carbon Export from Arctic River Drainage Basins
Principal Investigator: Vonk, Jorien
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2009 2007
Summary: The research project goal is to collect surface sediments, bank and levee sediments, particulate sediments and shallow sediment cores from lakes in the Mackenie River Delta, and to evaluate their utility as potential archives of information concerning past permafrost stability by assessing down-core changes in the age and supply of terrestrial carbon. In 2007 and 2009, teams led by Prof. Tim Eglin...


Planning for Climate Change Impacts on the Aquatic Ecosystems of Great Bear Lake and its Watershed
Principal Investigator: Nesbitt, Lorien
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The organizations leading this project represent claim participants in the Deline District. The project will thus be directed by organizations representing the local community, such as the Déline First Nation (DFN), and The Déline Renewable Resources Council (DRRC). The objectives of this research project are: a. to develop a research gap analysis and climate change vulnerability assessment f...


Melville Island South Ice Cap Mass Balance & Snow Pollution
Principal Investigator: Burgess, David O
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The objective of this study is to measure the changing volume of the ice cap, to maintain an automatic weather station and to measure how much the climate is changing. The snow sampling tells how clean the snow and thus the air above it and whether it is changing. There is an automatic weather station on the ice cap, which provides a year-round record of snowfall and temperature. Because of we...


Aklavik Elder's Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goal of this research project is to gather current and traditional knowledge directly from local Elder's/Hunter's that have made observations of the climate changes experienced/observed within the last two decades, and help identify what species have benefited, or what species they think are at risk from climate change. It will validate the elder's and hunter’s knowledge and contribute to com...


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