43 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


Southern Mackenzie Surficial Mapping
Principal Investigator: Paulen, Roger C.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: Activities in the study are focused on making a map of the surface sediments. The map will help to understand surface material distribution and thickness, how these materials were deposited by glaciers, and where the bedrock outcrops. Soil samples will be collected across the study area. The mineralogical and geochemical analyses of these samples will help to understand where the materials were de...


Glacial lakes McConnell and Mackenzie reconstructed from Pleistocene deltas of the Mackenzie River tributaries
Principal Investigator: Froese, Duane G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is 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 the stratigraphic description of sedimentary sections in the river banks cutting through the Pleistocene deltas. Collection of samples are for rad...


Glacial limits of western Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to create a regional 1:1,000,000 scale glacial limits map with glacier extent of various ages, ice-flow indicators and drainage diversions. The map will cover the Northwest Territories south from 66° 00’ 00” N and east of the continental divide. Work is mainly conducted through visual examination, description, measurement, and photography of surficial features....


Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Menounos, Brian p
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of the study is to date the formation of terminal moraines fronting Brintnell Glacier, and analyze the glacigenic signature within the sediments of Glacier Lake in order to develop a robust chronology of glacier change on the Brintnell-Bologna Icefield. This decade to century scale chronology will be compared to regional-to-hemispheric climate proxies to evaluate the climate sensitiv...


Environmental Studies Across Treeline
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: “Environmental Studies across Treeline (ESAT) in the Mackenzie Delta region” is a northern based collaborative program with an objective to enhance the understanding of environmental conditions in the Mackenzie Delta region through scientific studies and monitoring. Specific studies include: 1) monitoring permafrost conditions in the Mackenzie Delta region; 2) examining freeze-back of the active l...


Duration of active-layer freeze back, Illisarvik, NWT
Principal Investigator: Gilbert, Graham L
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The objectives of this project are to define the impact of snow depth, surface vegetation, and soil characteristics on spatial and temporal variations in active-layer freeze-back in the low arctic tundra east of the Mackenzie Delta. The duration of freeze back will be determined from the ground temperatures measured at the top of permafrost. This temperature only declines at the site when the ac...


Environmental Change in the Western Canadian Arctic Islands
Principal Investigator: England, John H
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: This licence was issued for the application no. 822. The objective of this research is to determine how the environment of Banks Island has evolved during the past several hundred thousand years to present, especially whether Banks Island served as a biological refugia during previous glaciations. The researchers aim to understand and reconstruct the extent and dynamics of past glaciers, past c...


Surficial Geology and Till Geochemistry of the Yellowknife Greenstone Belt Area.
Principal Investigator: Kerr, Daniel E.
Licenced Year(s): 2001 2000 1999
Summary: The primary objective is to provide geoscience data and new exploration techniques in the Yellowknife Greenstone Belt area that can be used in delineation of reserves and discovery of new mineral deposits. The main mode of transportation will be by helicopter (206L), float plane, truck (where road access is available), and possibly by boat. The helicopter and plane will be based out of Yellowkni...


Proterozoic Ice Ages in Northwestern Canada
Principal Investigator: Narbonne, Guy
Licenced Year(s): 2001 1999 1998 1996 1994 1992 1991 1989 1988
Summary: The research team will be flown from Norman Wells to the base camp near Shale Lake by helicopter. The camp will consist of one sleeping tent and one cooking tent. The research team will walk to several rock sections with 3 km of the base camp. Data collection will consist of measuring rocks with a ruler, taking photographs, and collecting up to 50 small (fist-sized) pieces with a hammer. The r...


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