Principal Investigator:Elliott, Barrett R Licenced Year(s):
The Northwest Territories Geoscience Office in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has developed a large collaborative research project to determine the detailed glacial history and permafrost conditions of the central Slave Geological Province.
The project goals are to:
- stimulate the next round of diamond and metals exploration in the Slave Province
- collect permafr...
Principal Investigator:Kjarsgaard, Bruce Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to improve understanding of transportation and deposition of heavy minerals in surficial materials (till and esker systems). The study area is approximately 60 x 100 km, is located east of Thaydene Nene National Park, and adjacent to the Quaternary ice divide.
Work on the ground, over a 2 week period, will involve sample collection of surficial materials in order...
Principal Investigator:Demuth, Michael N Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research are to document the glaciers in the Ragged Range, how they have changed in the past and what their role is presently in providing meltwater for the upper reaches of the South Nahanni River and the Flat River.
Glaciers nourish streams and groundwater when other sources are absent or in decline (e.g., snowmelt, precipitation). They are most important late in the...
Principal Investigator:Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR Licenced Year(s):2007
This project involves surficial geology mapping of unmapped areas of NTS 95 G, H, and I, (61ºN to 63ºN and 120ºW to 124ºW) to assess granular resources, slope instability (landslide occurrence and potential) due to instability of the active layer, forest fires, erosion, and other factors, and regional geochemical analysis of till and gravel samples.
The GSC will be working to improve our under...
Principal Investigator:Christoffersen, Poul Licenced Year(s):
This project aims to reconstruct the glacial history of Great Slave Lake, focusing on deep troughs located in the northeast arm of the lake. A large ice dome formed over the Great Slave region during the Last Glacial Maximum and meltwater possibly formed a large subglacial lake in the deep sector of Christie Bay during this period, when ice was about 4 km thick. Subglacial lakes are important beca...
Principal Investigator:McCarthy, Daniel P Licenced Year(s):2006
The objectives of this study are to: 1) inventory the size and morphometry of glaciers in the Ragged Range; 2) find and document geological and botanical evidence of former glacier activity; 3) develop a chronology for Holocene glacier activity in the Ragged Range; and, 4) develop one or more growth curves for lichens growing on carbonate and/or silicate rocks. Also, the field reconnaissance and b...
Principal Investigator:England, John H Licenced Year(s):2012201020092008200720062005
This research is concerned with the nature and style of past glaciations as well as the history of sea level and climatic changes in the western Arctic. The broad objective is to obtain a long term paleoclimatic record (before the arrival of the Pre-Dors...
Principal Investigator:Schwert, Donald P. Licenced Year(s):
The sample of arctic-alpine ground-beetles will be collected under rocks and by pitfall traps (dixie cups placed in 8 cm diameter drilled holes) in the tundra habitat. All rocks will be replaced exactly and pitfall trap holes refilled with their soil plugs. No chemicals will be used in any of the trapping or collecting. Specimens will be analysed using DNA techniques which include RLPF's and PC...
Principal Investigator:Miller, Gifford H. Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will obtain sediments from lakes near Cape Dyer to document past climatic conditions. Vegetation and lake water chemistry data will also be collected in order to collect information about the current environment: this data can be compared to historic data. Finally, the inner Frobisher Bay area will be surveyed for data about past sea levels and glacial landforms. This research w...
Principal Investigator:LAURIOL, Bernard Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will map the types of rock and landforms of Akpatok Island using information collected from air photographs as well as data collected during the site visit. Samples of rock will be collected for further analysis. Interpretation of this information may provide clues as to the island's long-term history....