Principal Investigator:Kershaw, G. Peter Licenced Year(s):20162015201420122010200920082007
With climate change it is important to examine the current condition of permafrost. The research aims to measure how much it is changing by each year, and measure the temperature of the permafrost year-round. The project also aims to measure the rate of plant recovery on the disturbed areas. Intensive investigations were carried out in 1974, 1977 to 1982, and ever since 1990, when automated microc...
Principal Investigator:Smith, Sharon S Licenced Year(s):
Gaps exist in the Mackenzie monitoring network in the permafrost zones north of Norman Wells, the Mackenzie Delta region and shorelines and coastlines. Enhancement of the network is essential to provide baseline information for developments such as pipelines, highways and power lines, and to assess the impact of such development and/or climate change on the environment. In this project, temperatur...
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):
The 2005 terrestrial studies include vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, rare plant mitigation planning, timber cruising, and landform, soil and permafrost investigations. All of the studies will be conducted by three- or four-person crews supported by helicopter. A local assistant will be included as part of each terrestrial survey team to assist in observing and recording data taken at surve...
Principal Investigator:Pollard, Wayne H Licenced Year(s):20062005
This study is an investigation of massive ice in granular deposits in the Mackenzie Delta area and northeastern North Slave region. In March, the team will travel by truck on existing winter roads or by helicopter from Inuvik to sites in the Mackenzie De...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2004
This study investigates the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta region. The thawing of ice-rich permafrost can result in subsidence or terrain instability. Determination of thaw-sensitive terrain is required to pla...
Principal Investigator:Burn, C. R. Licenced Year(s):201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999
The researchers will be collecting samples of ground ice and permafrost soil, and measuring air, ground and lake water temperatures. This information will be used to provide an understanding of how permafrost conditions in the region have changed in the last few thousand years. Also measuring ground movement to determine how the ground deforms during the year, in particular, we will be measuring ...
Principal Investigator:Burn, Chris R Licenced Year(s):1997
The purpose is to collect samples of ground ice and to measure air, ground, and lake temperatures. We use the information to help understand how the permafrost in the area has changed in the last few thousands years, in order to determine what might happen in the future....
Principal Investigator:Mackay, J. Ross Licenced Year(s):1997
The researcher will continue studies on the origin of permafrost, the ice found within permafrost and processes that help to create the present geocryologic environment. These studies will be conducted on Garry Island, Illisarvik, 20 km southwest of Tuktoyaktuk and at Paulatuk....
Principal Investigator:Pollard, Wayne H Licenced Year(s):
Fieldwork consists of a combination of mapping surface materials and landforms and where possible retrieving shells from raised marine deposits to determine the date of emergence and the temperature conditions of the oceans when the shell was formed. Observations of ice and icy sediments will also be made. By collecting this data the researchers will be able to see broad patterns in the landscape...
Principal Investigator:Robinson, Stephen Licenced Year(s):
Massive ice is found in exposure in some sections of the Fosheim Peninsula. The exact origin, distribution and characteristics of these ice bodies are largely unknown. Geophysical surveys will be conducted and ice and sediment samples will be taken and analyzed....