27 record(s) found with the tag "flooding" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Degradation of dissolved organic carbon in Mackenzie Delta lakes and river channels
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This study will examine the solar degradation of riverine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to carbon dioxide (CO2) throughout the Mackenzie River Delta. During the spring runoff peak just before summer solstice, ice-jam flooding inundates the Delta with river water, which spreads out in a relatively thin layer over an extended area and is exposed to 24-hour Arctic sunlight. This water is then slowly...


Hay River Ice Jam Study
Principal Investigator: Hicks, Faye E
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objective of this research project is to study ice processes on the Hay River in order to continue the ongoing development of computer models to predict them. In order to develop realistic models, it is important that the researchers have the opportunity to observe river breakup so as to have a full understanding of the physical context of the historical data. In addition, long term data re...


Landscape scale flooding in the Great Slave Lake Plain
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Terry
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of this project are to draw together multiple sources of information so that the research team may (1) examine change in lake area in this ecoregion, (2) assess amount of meadow habitat lost to rising water levels in core bison range, (3) investigate whether recent changes are part of a longer-term cycle and evaluate the causes of this change, (4) determine a way to document and int...


Landscape scale flooding in the Great Slave Lake Plain: Expansion of lakes, flooding of wetlands and implications for bison habitat and local land users (Traditional knowledge study component)
Principal Investigator: Wesche, Sonia D
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The over-arching objectives of the project are to draw together multiple sources of information to (1) examine the change in lake area in this eco region, (2) quantify the type and amount of habitat loss or modification; (3) investigate whether recent changes are part of a longer-term cycle and evaluate the causes of this change; (4) document local and traditional knowledge of physical and biologi...


Evaluation of extreme events (ice jams) and deep scour holes on Mackenzie Delta Channels
Principal Investigator: Prowse, Terry D
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objective of this study is to quantify the frequency and magnitude of ice jams in the Mackenzie River Delta; the hydroclimatic conditions controlling the occurrence of ice jams and associated floods; to develop a hydraulic model of ice jamming for the Mackenzie Delta, and to investigate the importance of deep scour holes in the Mackenzie River. Quarterly field trips are scheduled for mid-Ma...


Paleohydrological and Paleoecological Reconstruction of the Mackenzie Basin Deltas
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Brent BBW
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: This ongoing research project will formulate a history of the frequency and magnitude of floods, droughts, and corresponding ecological responses in the Mackenzie Basin Deltas over the past 1000 years. Fieldwork in 2004 will focus on continued sampling a...


Spring Season Coastal Reseach in the Beaufort Region
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: Safe and sustainable hydrocarbon development and potential impacts of climate change on coastal infrastructure and subsistence activities require improved knowledge and understanding of coastal and nearshore seabed properties, and coastal hazards such as...


Extreme Flooding Events in the Mackenzie River Basin
Principal Investigator: de Rham, Laurent
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: It is known that extreme flood levels within the Mackenzie River Basin are caused by ice jamming events. Analysis of open water versus ice influenced water levels at several sites within the Mackenzie River Basin will provide further quantification of th...


Biogeochemistry of Lakes in the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Lesack, Lance
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Summary: The long term goal of this research is to develop a biogeochemical model for lakes in the Mackenzie Delta, and ultimately, a model for flood plains and deltas of major world rivers that help understand the impact global change on rivers.. Specific goals...


Using Tree Rings and Lake Sediment to Reconstruct Streamflow and Climate in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Lamoureux, Scott F
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Summary: The objective of the research is to supplement and extend instrumental climatological and hydrological records in the NWT using dendrochronology (tree-ring) and varved lake sediment analysis. Transportation to the site will be by charter aircraft from Fo...


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