402 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Mackenzie Mountains bedrock mapping and stratigraphic studies
Principal Investigator: MacNaughton, Robert B.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of bedrock geology of two regions of the Mackenzie Mountains, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and economic mineralogy. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production and publication of bedrock geology maps and reports on the...


Paleoproterozoic tectonometamorphic architecture of the south Rae craton
Principal Investigator: Thiessen, Eric
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The project goals are to visit an area of known exposed bedrock in southeastern Northwest Territories to produce a detailed geological map documenting rock type, structure, and metamorphic style. This work requires geological mapping and rock sample collection. A field camp consisting of single person tents will be set up as a low impact staging area for mapping. Mapping will be conducted by f...


EarthScope Transportable Array
Principal Investigator: Busby, Robert W
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This project consists of a large deployment of ground motion sensors (270 total) throughout Alaska and western Canada; 28 located in Yukon Territory and 5 in the Northwest Territory. Each station senses the ground movement from distant earthquakes and sends data via satellite or radio modem to a central receiving point in San Diego. The purpose of collecting these data is to study deep geologic st...


Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Menounos, Brian p
Licenced Year(s): 2017 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...


The Mackenzie Mountains Earthscope Project
Principal Investigator: Schutt, Derek L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The Mackenzie Mountains EarthScope project (MMEP) is funded under the EarthScope program of the United States National Science Foundation. This project is collaborating with the larger EarthScope USArray project, which will be studying seismicity (earthquakes) and earth structure in the broader northwestern Canadian and Alaskan regions, and with Canadian researchers from several agencies including...


Beaulieu River Belt Collaborative VMS Project
Principal Investigator: Knox, Bernadette
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to update and increase the understanding of the geological history of an area along the Beaulieu River. The work will be conducted mostly on foot with access to the shore provided by canoe and zodiac boat. Notes on the geology will be taken and entered into a database. Holes up to 1m in depth will be dug to make observations and take samples of the till, the h...


Early Paleozoic Earth-surface environments in NWT
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The research proposed here is part of a long-term project aimed at understanding the distribution of marine environments in northwestern and northern Canada between 540 and 450 million years ago. The research team will measure, describe, and sample rock layers that are of roughly the same age but in different locations to see how ancient Earth-surface environments varied geographically about 54...


Geological Mapping of the March Fault
Principal Investigator: Hickey, Kenneth A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research project is to map the March Fault and the structures in the rocks that it cuts through to look for evidence of when it formed, how it formed, and how much relative movement has occurred along it. This research is primarily a field-based involving detailed geological mapping by foot along a series of traverses across the March Fault. The research team will use rock...


Yukon-Northwest Seismic Network: Characterizing Earthquakes and Earth Structures
Principal Investigator: Audet, Pascal
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are 1) to improve the detection and characterization of earthquakes occurring within the northern Canadian Cordillera (comprising the Mackenzie and Richardson Mountains) and surrounding areas, which is one the most seismically active areas of Canada; and 2) to study the deep Earth structures to understand the formation and evolution of the Cordillera. To thi...


Teleseismic investigations of the crust and mantle structure beneath Banks Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Audet, Pascal
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The goal of this project is to understand the structure and evolution of the crust and mantle beneath Banks Island in the western Arctic by analyzing new seismic data collected from an array of broadband seismic stations. The objective is to provide information on crustal and mantle structures to determine whether Banks Island forms a rifted margin, or forms the northern extension of the Canadian ...


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