16 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Menounos, Brian p
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of the study is to date the formation of terminal moraines fronting Brintnell Glacier, and analyze the glacigenic signature within the sediments of Glacier Lake in order to develop a robust chronology of glacier change on the Brintnell-Bologna Icefield. This decade to century scale chronology will be compared to regional-to-hemispheric climate proxies to evaluate the climate sensitiv...


Glacier mass balance of the Melville South Ice Cap
Principal Investigator: Burgess, David O
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: I) estimate the amount of water equivalent mass the Melville South Ice Cap loses (or gains) on an annual basis, and II) derive a long-term climate record from glacier measurements and weather station data in order to determine trends in climate change for this region of the Northwest Territories. Mass balance is measured at each of the 21 poles across the ic...


Noell Lake Ice Study - Hydro-ecological Responses of Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation
Principal Investigator: Wrona, Frederick J
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to improve the knowledge on lake ice and its effect on food webs/productivity in small Arctic lake systems in order to better predict changes that could occur under changing climate. The research involves the automated ice buoy and instrumented subsurface mooring system for continuous monitoring of weather conditions, lake ice cover (formation, growth o...


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...


Mass Balance of Arctic Glaciers and Arctic Pollution
Principal Investigator: Koerner, Roy M
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The objectives of this ongoing research project are: (a) to monitor climate change by measuring the changing volume of the ice cap and maintaining an automatic weather station, and (b) to monitor air and snow pollution by sampling snow and sending it to be analyzed. Based out of the Polar Continental Shelf Project in Resolute Bay, NU, two personnel will fly by Twin Otter to the ice cap, and liv...


Northwest Territories Ice Patch Study - Geophysical Project
Principal Investigator: Moorman, Brian J
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Ice patches in the Mackenzie Mountains are areas of permanent ice that last through the summer months and often contain frozen caribou remains (mostly dung) and archaeological artifacts such as hunting weapons and tools. As the climate warms, these ice patches are beginning to melt, and there is a risk of losing the biological and archaeological information they contain. Using a technique known a...


Environmental studies across the treeline
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: The goals of this collaborative research program initiated by the Water Resources Division, DIAND are to: 1) enhance the understanding of environmental conditions in the Mackenzie Delta region; 2) examine the effects of global climate change on the Delta region; and 3) develop a knowledge base that can be directly applied to environmental decision-making in the context of planning, assessment and ...


Glaciological Investigations in the Ragged Range 2006
Principal Investigator: McCarthy, Daniel P
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: Little is known about glacier activity in the Ragged Ranges. Glaciers are the source of the South Nahanni River, which supplies moisture to the entire Nahanni ecosystem. The research will help complete existing databases and aid the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Regional assessments will help estimate the costs of climate change and inform debates on Kyoto targets and the proposed exp...


Surficial Geology of the Mackenzie Corridor
Principal Investigator: Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: It is important for researchers to improve their understanding of the sensitivity of slopes to disturbance from development, especially in the context of progressive climate warming. Additionally, predictions of the impacts of climate change on the terra...


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