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Glacial lakes McConnell and Mackenzie reconstructed from Pleistocene deltas of the Mackenzie River tributaries
Principal Investigator: Froese, Duane G
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to investigate the architecture of Pleistocene deltas on the Mackenzie River tributaries, search evidence of high-magnitude discharge events, and collect samples for absolute dating. The research team will investigate stratigraphic description of sedimentary sections in the river banks cutting through the Pleistocene deltas. The team will collect samp...


Terrestrial geoscience studies of earthquake (seismic) hazard in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area - 2016 Activities
Principal Investigator: MacLeod, Roger
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to continue the examination of coastal sediment exposures and drained lake basins for evidence for paleo-tsunamis deposits and investigate coastal erosion rates. This year, the research team will be focusing on one task: A small, 2 kg (5 lb), electric powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will be used to collect low-altitude (<90 m) aerial imagery at N...


Beaulieu River Belt Collaborative VMS Project
Principal Investigator: Knox, Bernadette
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to update and increase the understanding of the geological history of an area along the Beaulieu River. The work will be conducted mostly on foot with access to the shore provided by canoe and zodiac boat. Notes on the geology will be taken and entered into a database. Holes up to 1 m in depth will be dug to make observations and take samples of the till, the ...


Pliocene environmental change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: Our main goals of this research project are: 1.) to collect sediment samples that will be used to provide ages of the sediment in the Beaufort Formation on Prince Patrick Island; and, 2.) to collect samples of fossil material (wood, plants, bone) that can be analyzed to produce climate reconstructions for the Pliocene. The research team will travel to approximately 5-6 site locations. The t...


Understanding regional variability in soil geochemistry in an area impacted by legacy industrial activity
Principal Investigator: Oliver, Jonathon
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The specific objectives of this research are: 1) to investigate concentrations of arsenic and other elements in regional soils to gain a better understanding of regional baseline soil geochemistry; 2) to determine speciation of arsenic in selected soils from the region with elevated concentrations to determine whether arsenic in soils is from a natural geologic source or is derived from past indus...


Devonian to Cretaceous Tectonostratigraphy
Principal Investigator: Hadlari, Thomas
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of geology in the region, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and unique hydrocarbon and mineral potential of Devonian strata. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production of geology maps or reports and journal papers on the g...


Geology of the Snowbird zone, Saskatchewan and NWT
Principal Investigator: Williams, Michael L
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The Snowbird Tectonic zone is an enigmatic structure in the framework of the Canadian Shield. It is a linear zone on geologic maps stretching northeastward from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Athabasca to Hudson Bay. It was originally recognized on aerial surveys. It was clearly an important element in the construction of the North American continent more than 2 billion years ago, but interpreta...


Integrated Regional Impact Study of the Coastal Western Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Levesque, Keith R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The central aim of the ArcticNet marine-based research program is to study on a long-term basis how climate induced changes are impacting the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, biogeochemical fluxes, and exchange processes across the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface in the Canadian Arctic Ocean. The knowledge generated from this multi- year program is integrated into regional impact studie...


The microfossil record of the Cambrian explosion
Principal Investigator: Smith, Martin R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to measure continuous sedimentary sections spanning Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition; to use geochemical approaches to precisely constrain the age and depositional conditions of the strata; and, to obtain Small Carbonaceous Fossils and Small Shelly Fossils from temporally-constrained strata in order to determine the rate of evolution through the Cambri...


Marine Geohazard Studies in the Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research will take place onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Service icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier during its annual multi-tasked Arctic Patrol that traverses the Canadian western Arctic. The research shares the logistics with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada researcher Dr. Humfrey Melling. This work builds on marine research expeditions onboard the Laurier in 2010, 2012 and 2013. ...


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