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Marine Geohazard and Environmental Studies in the Southern Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The research goals are to ascertain the formation of marine pock marks, which are circular depressions on the sea floor thought to have formed from the release of methane gas. The hypothesis is that these features are actively releasing gas to the atmosphere and that they are formed from the release of methane from degrading or thawing offshore permafrost. The research team intend to document the ...


Obtaining a strength profile of an exemplary lower crustal fault segment — the Great Slave Lake shear zone, Northwest Territories Canada.
Principal Investigator: Dyck, Brendan
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The two main objectives for this project are to a) determine the strength of the lower crust, and b) investigate how stress varies across a typical lower crustal shear zone. These objectives will be achieved by examining a transect through an ancient lower-crustal shear zone. Two weeks of fieldwork will be carried out at the Great Slave Lake Shear Zone to acquire the appropriate samples to exp...


Stratigraphic Studies, Mackenzie Mountains
Principal Investigator: Fischer, Beth J
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The goal is to examine sedimentary rocks in the area of interest in order to develop an understanding of the geological processes that formed the area. The research team hope to acquire a better understanding of the events hundreds of millions of years ago that laid down the sediments, lithified them, uplifted and deformed them. Of particular interest are the processes of sedimentation across the ...


Shale Basin Evolution 2
Principal Investigator: Fiess, Kathryn M
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This year’s objective is to complete the work at the selected locations by obtaining a full suite of rock samples for analysis, photograph each location, and measure natural radiation. At each site, the rock exposure will be photographed in detail. Natural radiation will be measured every half meter using a sensor without major disturbance of the rock face. At each location, rock samples weigh...


Global and regional environmental signals of the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian strata in the Liard Basin Northwest Canada
Principal Investigator: Fedorowski, Jerzy A.
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The principal aim of this project is to examine the settlement, development and decline of the fossil corals as a response to environmental conditions in the Liard region during Mississippian to early Pennsylvanian times (358.9 to 314.6 million years ago). The study will be conducted against the background of the world-wide expansion of corals in the Viséan age (346.7 - 330.9 million years ago) an...


Structural Framework for the Cantung Tungsten Deposit and its Relation to the Regional Deformation History
Principal Investigator: Salmabadi, Ehsan
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objective is to conduct a structural analysis of the Cantung Tungsten Mine and its geological environment to: 1) reconstruct the deformation history responsible for fold geometry that hosts the Cantung tungsten deposit; and 2) understand how the deformation at Cantung is linked to deformation history of the surrounding area. Research will be conducted through field mapping using a compass, ...


Teleseismic investigations of the crust and mantle structure beneath Banks Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Audet, Pascal
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: This project is aimed at understanding the structure and evolution of the crust and mantle beneath Banks Island in the western Arctic by analyzing new seismic data collected from an array of broadband seismic stations. The objective is to provide information on crustal and mantle structures to determine whether Banks Island forms a rifted margin, or forms the northern extension of the Canadian Shi...


2018 Richardson Mountains
Principal Investigator: Hadlari, Thomas
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: Some models for opening of the Arctic Ocean place Alaska against the Canadian Arctic Islands before Cretaceous time. Other models using orthogonal continental drift place the counterpart to the Canadian Arctic Islands in northern Russia. The two models predict very different structural dynamics at the potential hinge point of rotation and so the Richardson Mountains are a critical area for resolvi...


Nonacho bedrock mapping project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This project will examine sedimentary and volcanic rocks that were deposited on an old craton, in a basin that formed during the collision of two cratons. The research team aim to document which cratons were responsible for the basin’s formation and at what time they collided. The research team will spend 20 days in the field using mainly a boat and a helicopter to access areas of interest. The...


Yukon-Northwest Seismic Network: Characterizing Earthquakes and Earth Structures
Principal Investigator: Audet, Pascal
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to continue the detection and characterization of earthquakes occurring within the northern Canadian Cordillera (Mackenzie Mountains) and surrounding areas, which are one the most seismically active areas of Canada; and 2) to study the Earth structures at large depths (0 to 100 km) to understand the formation and evolution of the Cordillera. To this ...


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