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Metallogenic Investigation of the East Arm
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Scott
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Recent evolving thoughts on the geological history of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake require the area to be re-evaluated with respect to its structural and metamorphic history as well as to explain its metal endowment. This study seeks to evaluate the areas structural and metamorphic history of the area, and its potential to host economic mineralization. Field investigations will examine expo...


Pliocene landscape and paleoclimate change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to: 1) collect pieces of wood to measure tree rings and carbon and oxygen isotopes to determine past climate (mainly average summer temperature); 2) collect sand samples to date the layers which contain the wood and evidence of faulting, so the team can date they can be dated to show how old the wood and faults may be; 3) map the faults and tilting of the ...


Quaternary stratigraphy in the Redstone River area
Principal Investigator: Normandeau, Philippe X.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research team will investigate sections of exposed sediments along the Redstone River banks and some minor tributaries to establish the provenance and composition of these sediments. The team will evaluate the possible presence of ancient preglacial sediments buried beneath glacial sediments. It is also believed that ancient lake sediment may be present outside of the present flood plains of t...


Geology of the Snowbird zone, Saskatchewan and NWT
Principal Investigator: Williams, Michael L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The snowbird Tectonic zone is an enigmatic structure in the framework of the Canadian Shield. It is a linear zone on geologic maps stretching northeastward from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Athabasca to Hudson Bay. It was originally recognized on aerial surveys. It was clearly an important element in the construction of the North American continent more than 2 billion years ago, but interpreta...


Feasibility Study on Solid Waste Processing
Principal Investigator: Layden, Ronald E.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine how solid waste is disposed of in Yellowknife; 2) determine what the regulations are for solid waste disposal in Northwest Territories (NT)/Yellowknife; and, 3) assess potential opportunities for Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) systems in Yellowknife. The research team will examine the regulations currently available in the N...


Prospecting for Earth’s oldest rocks using geochemical signatures of Pleistocene glacial sediments
Principal Investigator: Bilak, Grayson S
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: For this research the Principal Investigator (PI) propses an innovative combination of quaternary geology, isotope geochemistry, and Precambrian geochronology that will identity previously unmapped outcrops of ancient continental crust in the Acasta Gneiss Complex (AGC). An age range and bedrock composition will be generated for the research area and used to help further the understanding of the p...


Coppermine River Transect
Principal Investigator: Rainbird, Robert H
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Fieldwork is proposed to acquire geological observations and collect rock samples for laboratory analysis. Results of fieldwork in the area will contribute to acquiring state-of-the-art data, updated maps, and related publicly available publications. Work consists of visual examination, description, measurement, and photography of rock outcrops. GPS units and satellite imagery will be used to l...


Hydrological Remote Sensing
Principal Investigator: Berg, Aaron A
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This research has two main objectives: 1) to monitor the spatial variability of soil moisture at the scale of a Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) 36km pixel centered around the Trail Valley Creek (TVC) watershed; and, 2) to evaluate the current soil moisture algorithms and products currently utilized by SMAP. To achieve the first objective, the research team will install soil moisture monit...


Glacial limits of western Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to create a regional 1:1,000,000 scale glacial limits map with glacier extent of various ages, ice-flow indicators and drainage diversions. The map will cover the Northwest Territories south from 66° 00’ 00” N and east of the continental divide. Work is mainly conducted through visual examination, description, measurement, and photography of surficial features....


A Mass-Energy Analysis of Permafrost and Vegetation Change Across a Mackenzie Mountain Treeline Ecotone: 1944 to 2017
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, Geoffrey GL
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to assess changes in ice rich permafrost landforms and plant community composition across a treeline ecotone and relate those larger shifts to specific physically based estimates of energy-mass budget for such features. The distribution of permafrost and vegetation both vary through time and space across the treeline, and while changes in one will affect the othe...


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