35 record(s) found with the tag "ground ice" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Using Remote Sensing to Support Cumulative Impact Monitoring of Water Resources in the Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: Tsui, Olivier
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of the winter field survey is to determine and record lakes where ice has frozen to the bottom and areas where floating ice is present. Along with obtaining this information, snow depth, ice thickness, ice type, photos, and local weather conditions will be recorded. The objective of the summer field work is to observe broad wetland types and the extent and presence of submerged aquat...


The development of aggradational ice at Illisarvik, Richards Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: O'Neill, Brendan H
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The first objective is to compare present ground ice conditions to those recorded thirty years ago, and from this, obtain an estimate of the rate of ground ice accumulation over the past three decades. This is possible as the exact locations cored in 1979 and 1980 are marked, and new cores can be taken adjacent to these. The second objective is to compare ice conditions from sites within the basin...


Chronology of thaw flow and geochemistry of associated massive ground ice. Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: CLARK, Ian D.
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The main goal of this project is to determine the distribution, nature and origin of thaw flows and the associated massive ground ice bodies in Fort McPherson region, Northwest Territories. This study will use sedimentological analyses and radiocarbon datation to determine the nature and age of sediment in which massive ice is included. Radardsat 2 image from the summer 2009 will be used to eva...


Comparative studies of pingos and pingo clusters in the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, NWT and Athabasca Valles, Mars
Principal Investigator: Soare, Richard J
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objective of this research is to compare the formation processes of pingo-like mounds near the equator in Mars vs. the development of pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, and evaluate whether the two mounds types could be similar. Mars is a high-priority target for the Canadian and international planetary science communities. The main driver for this is the possibility of life on the Red P...


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...


Relations between ground ice and geomorphic setting, Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, Mackenzie Delta, NWT
Principal Investigator: Morse, Peter D
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006
Summary: This licence was issued for the scientific research licence application number 748. The project objective is to determine how near-surface wedge ice volumes are related to geomorphic setting, which reflects soil physical properties, moisture contents, and process and duration of ice formation. Wedge ice geometry will be measured with a hand-held CRREL drill, permafrost cores extracted, and s...


Massive Ice in Granular Deposits - Shield Sites
Principal Investigator: De Pascale, Greg P
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: Sand, gravel and crushed stone are valuable geological resources, collectively known as aggregates. They are essential bed, foundation and building materials. The presence of massive ice in aggregate deposits results in a series of resource management problems, particularly for the oil industry and its contractors who rely on local granular deposits as building material. From an environmental pers...


Environmental conditions at abandoned drilling mud-sumps in the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: Since the 1970's, the oil and gas industry has drilled at least 19 exploratory wells in the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary (KIBS), but there is a shortage of field data describing environmental conditions at the well-sites and drilling-mud sumps. In Marc...


Near-surface ground ice in Mackenzie Delta region
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 2000 1999
Summary: The proposed research will investigate the physical and chemical characteristics of the near-surface ice-rich zone in sediments of the Mackenzie Delta area. The goals of the research are to investigate the relationship between ice-rich permafrost and fo...


Permafrost response to recent climate warming in the Mackenzie Delta and Yukon Coast.
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Stephen A
Licenced Year(s): 1999
Summary: The objective of the present study is to assess the impact of recent warming, including the warm summer of 1998, on active layer thicknesses and slope stability in the Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T. and Yukon North Slope. The main mode of transportation will be by helicopter (206L) and by boat to transport people. The helicopter will be based out of Inuvik with a fuel cache at Tuktoyaktuk. The helicop...


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