45 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area
Principal Investigator: Gurney, Kirsty E.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The project aims to build community partnerships, identify field sites, and develop and implement sampling protocols for long term, community-based, monitoring of wetland ecosystems near Fort Good Hope. Whereas some wetlands in the study area have either already been, or are likely to be, impacted by a wide range of industrial activities, including development of oil and gas and associated inf...


Slave Province Surficial Geology and Permafrost Study
Principal Investigator: Elliott, Barrett R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015
Summary: The objectives of the research are to generate new surficial geology maps and surficial geological studies covering approximately 5 50k National Topographic System (NTS) sheets, to install an new permafrost monitoring network at the treeline transition as well as to generate case studies of using small soil samples to detect a buried kimberlite and using passive geophysics equipment (measures eart...


Terrestrial geoscience studies of earthquake (seismic) hazard in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: Industry and regulators require information on seismicity and its effect on engineering structures both at a regional and local scale. The primary source of this information is the National Building Code of Canada’s Seismic Hazard Value map. Ongoing work undertaken as part of the 2015 revision of this map suggests that an increased seismic (earthquake) hazard exists in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area....


North Slave Permafrost Study: Characterizing and Predicting Discontinuous Permafrost for Climate Change Adaptation
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Stephen A
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: This activity will describe and predict the occurrence of discontinuous permafrost in the northern Great Slave Lake region to assist in planning, development and maintenance of community and industry infrastructure. Future changes in climate will affect permafrost distribution, temperatures and geotechnical conditions. It is anticipated that different landscapes across the region will exhibit vary...


The cumulative impacts of rapid environmental change in the northwestern NWT: Investigating the impacts of mega-slump disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the lower Peel watershed, NW
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This is a multidisciplinary project involving communities, governments and academic researchers. The goals are to : 1) inventory and track broad scale changes in landscape disturbances; 2) determine the impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the physical and chemical characteristics and ecology of streams and rivers; 3) determine disturbance thresholds relevant to the health of strea...


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...


Land Management Problems in Hydrocarbon Development Areas with Ice-Rich Permafrost: Detection and Assessment
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application no. 946. The objective of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, the researcher wants to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. Underground ice is one of the most unpredictable and problema...


Application of shallow geophysical investigations to understanding surficial geology, Mackenzie corridor and Colville Hills, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Rod
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence was issued for the scientific research application No. 935. This study will test whether the shallow geophysics techniques of Ground Penetrating Radar and Ohm Mapper Resistivity Logging, in combination with seismic shothole drillers’ logs, can be used to resolve the nature and extent of the surficial geology cover and permafrost characteristics in two areas of recent seismic explor...


Oxidation Processes and the Preservation of Organic Biosignatures in a Permafrost Dominated Environment – A Martian Analogue in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Osinski, Gordon
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application # 878. The objective of this research is to examine the “Golden Deposit” rock formation similar to that recently discovered on Mars. The NASA rover, called “Opportunity,” discovered sulfur-bearing minerals on Mars, suggesting past water, and maybe life. This research will help researchers understand how these water systems wo...


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