Principal Investigator:Bennett, Trevor D Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of this research involves testing a strategy for using Inuvialuit Knowledge to monitor environmental conditions in the Mackenzie Delta Region (MDR) of the Northwest Territories. Methods will include participatory photo mapping, community mapping, and photo elicitation interviews to monitor, record, document and communicate Inuvialuit observations of environmental change in th...
Principal Investigator:Murton, Julian B Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research are to: describe upward growing and downward growing sand wedges; identify the relationships between wind caused sedimentation, deflation and thermal contraction cracking; and, collect samples of sand from wedges and their host material in order to estimate rates of wedge growth.
The fieldwork will be based at two small fly camps at Johnson Bay and Mason Bay. The...
Principal Investigator:Hequette, Arnaud Licenced Year(s):
The Canadian Beaufort Sea coast undergoes rapid changes in formation, including the formation and changes of spits and barrier islands. Climatic change, combined with a rise in sea levels, could result in longer ice-free periods, increased wave action and higher rates of coastal retreat and erosion. By measuring spits and barrier islands, analyzing the make-up of the coastal sediments, and measu...
Principal Investigator:Washburn, A.L. Licenced Year(s):1994
Dr. Washburn and his assistant will continue the investigation of how the landscape has changed since the glaciers left 10 000 years ago. In particular, he is examining the effects of frost and permafrost on the landscape....
Principal Investigator:Gilbert, Robert Licenced Year(s):
A special type of echo sounder will be used to determine the depth of the water and the thickness of the sediments beneath down to bedrock. The instrument also shows the patterns of sediment distribution around the fiord. From these results, an assessment can be made of where the sediment has come from, how much there is and how the patterns of sedimentation have changed during the entire period...