110 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Sampling of Quaternary glacial sediments exposed in Beaufort Sea and Amundsen Gulf area as a basis for comparison with marine sequences on Beaufort Shelf and Slope
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: This proposed research focuses on the collection of small sediment/pebble samples from known terrestrial glacial deposits at coastal exposures at various locations in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). These sites each have different stratigraphic settings and existing published interpretations of glacial source and providence. The results from these investigations should enable direct c...


The Search for Early Fossil Sharks in Lower Devonian rocks of the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wilson, Mark V.H.
Licenced Year(s): 2013 1998 1996 1990
Summary: The 2 objectives of this research project are: 1) to recover some of the oldest-known body fossils of sharks and their relatives as well as other associated fossils. The anatomy of the fossil species will be described in detail and published in international journals. These fossils will allow identification of fragments of related species found at other sites worldwide, and will allow the researc...


Cambrian stratigraphy
Principal Investigator: Pratt, Brian R.
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2002 2000 1998
Summary: The principal investigator has been working off and on for many years on the stratigraphy and paleontology of Cambrian strata of the Mackenzie Mountains. This is a critical region of North America because the record of sedimentation on the flank of the continent as it was over half a billion years ago is particularly extensive with little interruption. At the section of interest the lower part of ...


Palaeontology of the Summit Creek Formation, western Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Vavrek, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The research team will be prospecting for and collecting Cretaceous fossils from the Summit Creek Formation in order to better understand what terrestrial biodiversity was like at high latitudes at that time. This project is a continuation of the collaborative research program on ancient biodiversity in the Canadian Arctic. Recently, the research team completed work supported by Polar Continental ...


Investigation of a possible impact structure on Victoria Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Osinski, Gordon
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2012
Summary: The objectives of this research are to: (1) Confirm of a meteorite impact origin for the Collinson Inlet structure. In order to confirm the meteorite impact origin of this structure, unequivocal shock metamorphic criteria need to be documented. Shatter cones are the only diagnostic shock effect visible to the naked eye (French and Koeberl 2010). The research team will seek out the potential s...


Environmental change at Duck Hawk Bluffs, SW Banks Island: from a forested to glaciated Arctic
Principal Investigator: England, John H
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The research team proposes to revisit Duck Hawk Bluffs (DHB), southwest Banks Island, the “type section” for the formerly reported subsurface record. DHB offers an exceptional exposure along the north shore of Thesiger Bay, measuring 8 km long and up to 60 m high. Previous work assumed that the bluffs were composed of an undeformed “layer-cake” stratigraphy recording discrete depositional events ...


Stratigraphy of the Misty Creek Embayment
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This is a Masters of Science research project aimed at understanding the geological evolution of a deep-marine environment that existed in the northern Mackenzie Mountains between 500 and 450 million years ago. This project team will establish small 2-3 person camps on or near a mountainside which is already known, based on previous work, that the rocks they are interested in will be exposed. E...


Investigating the Influence of Archean Seawater Composition on the Evolution and Diversity of Microbial Metallo-Enzyme Evolution Through the Chemistry of Archean Banded Iron Formation
Principal Investigator: Mloszewski, Aleksandra M
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The recent discovery of new occurrences of Neoarchan (2.8 Ga to 2.6 Ga) banded iron formations (BIF) in the Northwest Western Territories have opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry. In this regard, the research group has been engaged by the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studies of Archean and Proterozoic Banded Iron Formation ...


Late Proterozoic stratigraphy of northwestern Canada and its record of Earth system evolution
Principal Investigator: Halverson, Galen P
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2011
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1. to improve the geological, tectonic, and geochemical constraints on the emplacement of ca. 780 Ma Little Dal Basalt and associated sill and dikes and the deposition of the overlying Coats Lake Group; and 2. to improve correlation between the Little Dal Group and similar-aged strata in the Yukon Territory in order to under the origin and geometry of this sedim...


Cambrian biostratigraphy in the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Butterfield, Nicholas J
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The primary objective of this study is to document the sequence of trilobite occurrences in the Mount Cap Formation, and to apply this to the developing international scheme for correlating Cambrian rocks. The importance of the Mount Cap fossils lies in the identification of a key trilobite species that has not previously been reported from North America. The research plan is to collect fossils ...


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