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


Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Menounos, Brian p
Licenced Year(s): 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...


Glacier mass balance of the Melville South Ice Cap
Principal Investigator: Burgess, David O
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1) estimate the amount of water equivalent mass the Melville South Ice Cap loses (or gains) on an annual basis, and 2) derive a long-term climate record from glacier measurements and weather station data in order to determine trends in climate change for this region of the Northwest Territories. Mass balance is measured at each of the 21 poles across the ice ca...


Noell Lake Ice Study - Hydro-ecological Responses of Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation
Principal Investigator: Wrona, Frederick J
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to improve the knowledge on lake ice and its effect on food webs/productivity in small Arctic lake systems in order to better predict changes that could occur under changing climate. The research involves the automated ice buoy and instrumented subsurface mooring system for continuous monitoring of weather conditions, lake ice cover (formation, growth o...


University of Washington Marginal Ice Zone
Principal Investigator: Lee, Craig
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: continue observations of the Arctic Ocean environment; understand the physical environment and processes; and develop integrated air–ice–ocean–wave models for improved prediction. The University of Washington is conducting marine scientific research to study the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) in the Beaufort Sea approximately 200 nautical miles west of S...


Testing the northern route for Younger Dryas meltwater
Principal Investigator: Keigwin, Lloyd D
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Here is the project summary from the (U.S.) National Science Foundation proposal that led to this expedition: The research team propose a three-year project to investigate the origin of the Younger Dryas cooling that began about 13,000 years ago. For decades this cold event has been associated with sea ice in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, and the storage and release of fresh water from ...


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...


Study on the Vertical Distribution of Ice in Arctic Clouds (VERDI)
Principal Investigator: Bierwirth, Eike A
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: Climate change and sea ice change affects all who live in the north. The aim of this project is to improve understanding of the physical processes in Arctic clouds and their contribution to the current changes in the polar environment, and thereby reducing uncertainties in regional and global model simulations important for future weather and climate prediction. These research activities combin...


An Integrated Sea Ice Project for BREA: Detection, Motion, and RADARSAT Mapping of Extreme Ice Features in the Southern Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Barber, David G.
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The objective of this study is to provide information on the thickness distribution, movement, and characteristics of different types of sea ice within the Beaufort Sea Region. The focus will be on hummocked multi-year sea ice referred to as Extreme Ice Features (EIFs). These EIFs are poorly understood, and would be the most hazardous to any engineered structure in the southern Beaufort Sea (such ...


Permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The objective of this research is to understand how climate change is affecting permafrost in the western Arctic, particularly in the outer Mackenzie delta. The research team also intends to investigate the ice content of the ground and how this may affect terrain stability. The research team wishes to study changes in ground temperature at various locations in the western Arctic, ranging from Her...


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