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Synthesis of Glacial History and Dynamics in the Western Rae Geological Province
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Janet
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The overall goal of this activity is to compile and understand the history of ancient glaciations in mainland Northwest Territories and Nunavut. A field team of 3 people will undertake the work proposed. The field work will be based out of Aylmer Lake Lodge, Aylmer Lake, NWT with the entire crew returning to the lodge at the end of each field day. The field survey will be supported by one hel...


Beluga health and food borne parasites in the Inuvialuit Settlement region
Principal Investigator: Jenkins, Emily J
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to assess the health of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) beluga population (body condition, abnormalities, parasites); 2) to test for food borne parasites in beluga in the ISR (Toxoplasma, Trichinella); and, 3) to compare results to other marine mammal populations in the Arctic and beluga elsewhere The research team weigh, measure, and systematically...


Diavik Aquatics Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Wells, David A
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The objective of this project is to revisit fixed sample stations at near-field, mid-field and far-field sites over the course of the year in an effort to determine any seasonal variation that may exist and confirm impact predictions. The Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program (AEMP) Version 3.5 will consist of the following components; Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Dust Deposition; Effluent an...


Nonacho bedrock mapping project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This project will examine sedimentary and volcanic rocks that were deposited on an old craton, in a basin that formed during the collision of two cratons. The research team aim to document which cratons were responsible for the basin’s formation and at what time they collided. The research team will spend 20 days in the field using mainly a boat and a helicopter to access areas of interest. The...


Comparing the snow depths and densities of different habitats in the Beaufort Delta region
Principal Investigator: Kasook, Davonna C
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective is to compare differences in snow depth, density and morphology of a heavily forested site and a tundra site. The Principal Investigator (PI) will investigate the effect landscape (forest vs. tundra) has on seasonal snow pack evolution and physical properties (density, temperature, snow grain morphology, and stratigraphy) of the snowpack. These results will be compared to historical ...


Permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The objective of this research is to understand the rate of ground warming in permafrost due to climate change and to measure the changes in ground surface characteristics that are occurring as a result. In particular, the research team are interested in changes in ground temperature, in the depth of the active layer, and in subsidence of the ground. The team are also interested in measuring how q...


Yukon-Northwest Seismic Network: Characterizing Earthquakes and Earth Structures
Principal Investigator: Audet, Pascal
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to continue the detection and characterization of earthquakes occurring within the northern Canadian Cordillera (Mackenzie Mountains) and surrounding areas, which are one the most seismically active areas of Canada; and 2) to study the Earth structures at large depths (0 to 100 km) to understand the formation and evolution of the Cordillera. To this ...


Beaufort Sea Coastal and Nearshore Geoscience Research 2018
Principal Investigator: Whalen, Dustin JR
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: Similar to 2017, the primary objective is to provide the means to improve the knowledge of physical conditions in the Arctic coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations and local residents understand mitigate and reduce the impacts of climate driven changes. This research has 3 targeted objectives: 1) to gain a better understanding of coastal permafrost; 2) to provide an update...


Pulsating aurora observed from balloons and from the ground
Principal Investigator: Cully, Christopher
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The research team want to test several prototype instruments: cameras, radio receivers and an X-ray instrument on a high-altitude balloon. The hope is to collect data from all of those instruments that will help to understand the high-energy particles involved in pulsating aurora. The research team will observe pulsating aurora through the prototype cameras and anticipate deploying on a frozen ...


Groundwater and permafrost study in La Martre River basin
Principal Investigator: Layden, Ronald E.
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to determine if ground water changes can be detected by examining Whati community water testing records and link results with observations made by community workers; 2) to determine the permafrost depth and stability within the community of Whati and surrounding areas of the La Martre River Basin; 3) to review the river discharge data for the Water Survey of ...


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