12 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Permafrost in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steve V
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to develop and test new methods of monitoring permafrost landscape change; 2) to investigate the impacts of natural and human disturbance on permafrost terrain and the ground temperature conditions in natural environments and in communities; and, 3) to assess the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost. To achieve the objectives the r...


Permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: This project continues the on-going monitoring program of permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT. The objectives are: 1) To provide baseline knowledge of permafrost and terrain conditions (specifically ground temperature and permafrost active layer thickness) and improve characterization of terrain sensitivity in the Macken...


Impacts from climate change on berry productivity in the Canadian Arctic: Integrating community participation with science
Principal Investigator: Desrosiers, Sarah CE
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The main objective of the Berry Project is to establish a long-term community-based monitoring program in arctic communities using culturally important berry species as indicators of climate change. The project’s main objectives for the Daring Lake Tundra Science Camp are to bring awareness to the effects of climate change and to expand environmental stewardship. These goals can be achieved by del...


Permafrost Investigations 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 principal objective of most of the work is to determine how permafrost conditions in the western Arctic will respond to climate change. This affects how the ground will be able to support development projects in the future. The researchers are collecting data on ground temperatures in the region and finding out how they have changed over the last 35 years. The researchers will travel to I...


Active Layer Monitoring Network in the Mackenzie Valley
Principal Investigator: Nixon, Frederick M
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The active layer is the earth overlying permafrost that thaws from the surface and re-freezes each year, and it responds to climate change. Active layer thickness influences vegetation and soil conditions, potentially influencing hunting, forestry, etc. and it’s, thickness, texture and moisture content affects foundations. Changes in the active layer and thaw depth can contribute to slope instabil...


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 ...


Examining Spatial and Temporal Variation of Ground Temperatures in the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Kanigan, Julian
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The Mackenzie Delta is sensitive to both climate warming and human development. This project will contribute to a better understanding of ground temperatures in the Mackenzie Delta and will provide a baseline from which to assess future changes and cumulative impacts. Ground temperatures will be collected from the southern, central and outer delta regions. In the summer, about 30 boreholes (l...


The effect of Great Slave Lake on air and surface temperatures in peatlands near Yellowknife
Principal Investigator: Karunaratne, Kumari C
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The objective of this project is to determine the effect of Great Slave Lake on air and surface temperatures, and permafrost conditions. Each of the study sites along the Ingram Trail that were instrumented with air and surface temperature sensors during summer 2003 will be revisited in 2005. The data loggers will be downloaded, relaunched and the batteries will be replaced at each instrumentati...


Coastal Hazards, Relative Sea-level Change, and Climate Impacts on Northern Coasts and Seaways
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The western Canadian Arctic coast is one of the most rapidly changing coastlines in the world and among the most vulnerable to climate change. The causes of this vulnerability have been studied over the past decade. This project involves monitoring coast...


The Influence of Snowcover on the Ground Surface Temperature in Permafrost
Principal Investigator: Riseborough, Dan
Licenced Year(s): 2001 2000
Summary: This study will attempt to understand and predict how cold the ground surface gets in the winter under snow. Transportation to the site will be by helicopter and accommodation at the site will be in tents or at an existing cabin. Travel from camps to sample sites will be by foot. Electronic data recorders were installed in August 2000 to record air, ground and surface temperature through the wi...


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