1515 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


Hydrology of High Latitude Watersheds
Principal Investigator: Marsh, Philip
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to develop improved understanding of, and ability to predict, snowcover formation and melt, as well as stream discharge in northern regions, 2) to consider the integrated effect of climate on vegetation, snow, permafrost, streamflow, and lakes, and 3) to develop improved predictive tools or models. These will allow a better understanding of the impact of clim...


Understanding Changes in the Freshwater Ecosystems and Drinking Water in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Spicer, Neal
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Objectives of this research are to: 1) determine where the participating communities obtain their drinking water from within their home and while on the land and why; and determine the areas of each region that are considered valuable and important areas of water quality; and 2) determine what the concerns are concerning the sources of water, both within the homes and natural water sources, ...


Investigations of the water cycle and hydrological processes of the subarctic Canadian Shield
Principal Investigator: Spence, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: It is the objective of this research to determine the water cycle processes acting in watersheds that could affect the streamflow response and water chemistry of Taiga Shield streams. The proposed work will take place within a research basin framework. The proposed watershed, the upper reaches of Baker Creek, is a typical Canadian Shield stream that drains 150 km2 into Great Slave Lake. There ...


Biogeochemical controls on the structure and functioning of low arctic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The long-term goal of this research over the next 15-20 years is to substantially advance the understanding of how Canadian arctic tundra ecosystems function, and therefore how they are likely to be affected by these perturbations including climate change, and resource development and extraction. This research will work to answer the following questions: 1) Apart from birch, which other spec...


City of Yellowknife Gold Project
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Joseph W
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: Follow-up on exploration activity associated with theMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board land use permit MV2014C0005 on Terrax Minerals Inc. City of Yellowknife Gold Project. Work would include initial environmental baseline work, and expansion of research programs to establish sufficient study for possible future Environmental Impact Assessment of potential mine development if exploration activ...


De Beers - Gahcho Kué 2014 Environmental Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Kramers, Patrick
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of the proposed studies is to continue to describe the existing environment, and obtain information once Project activities commence to determine potential project effects. The proposed studies will include the collection of air quality, hydrology, geochemistry, vegetation, soil, water and sediment quality, and fish and aquatic resources data and wildlife occurrence. These study ...


EKATI Engineering and Environmental Monitoring Programs
Principal Investigator: Hayward, April
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The main objectives of the field work for 2017 to 2021 will be:1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and 2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future. In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 2.5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week o...


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...


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