Principal Investigator:Wolfe, Stephen A Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Schincariol, Robert A Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Quinton, William L. Licenced Year(s):2016201520142013201220112010200920082007
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...
Principal Investigator:Smith, Sharon S Licenced Year(s):2016201520142013201220112010200920082007
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...