4 record(s) found with the tag "discontinuous permafrost" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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North Slave Permafrost Study: Characterizing and Predicting Discontinuous Permafrost for Climate Change Adaptation
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Stephen A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: This activity describes and predicts the occurrence of discontinuous permafrost in the northern Great Slave Lake region to assist in planning, development and maintenance of community and industry infrastructure. Changes in climate are affecting permafrost distribution, temperatures and geotechnical conditions. Different landscapes across the region are exhibiting varying responses to warming. Thi...


Active layer moisture and carbon dynamics in the wetland-dominated zone of discontinuous permafrost
Principal Investigator: Schincariol, Robert A
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: An improved understanding of the thaw and drainage processes, and exchanges of energy and moisture that control the flow of water in the vast wetland region of Canada is needed to improve weather and climate change predictions. Large-scale experiments on soils of the Central Mackenzie River basin will be used to elucidate moisture and carbon transport processes in the active layer. Laboratory base...


The hydrology of wetland-dominated basins in the zone of discontinuous permafrost near Fort Simpson, NWT
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001
Summary: The Fort Simpson region has a high density of open water and wetlands that occupies the zone of discontinuous permafrost. Discontinuous permafrost terrain is particularly sensitive to the effects of climatic warming because pronounced changes in water storage and runoff pathways could occur with small additional ground heating. The major peatland types of this region include channel fens, flat bog...


Enhancement of Permafrost Monitoring Network and Collection of Baseline Terrain Information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: Extensive gaps exist in the Mackenzie monitoring network including both the continuous and discontinuous permafrost zone north of Norman Wells, the Mackenzie Delta region and dynamic permafrost shorelines and coastlines. Enhancement of the network to address these gaps is essential to provide additional baseline information for design of future development such as pipelines, highways and power lin...


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