60 record(s) found with the tag "remote sensing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Winter Flow Regime and Icing Dynamics of Tundra Streams near the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Principal Investigator: Ensom, Timothy P
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The overarching objective of this study is to integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR), passive spectral, and tree ecophysiological data to link biophysical structure to ecological function in the Forest Tundra Ecotone. In so doing, the research team will be able to remotely assess the vulnerability and resilience of the forest tundra ecotone (FTE) to environmental change. The field work w...


NASA ABoVE Airborne Campaign
Principal Investigator: Miller, Charles E
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Preliminary flight lines have been planned with the goal of collecting data across a wide variety of ecosystems in both the US and Canada, with flights occurring from May – October 2017. The ultimate timing and flight paths would be dictated by weather and operational limitations at the time of flight, though deviations are expected to be minimal. A variety of aircraft and sensor suites will b...


Drivers and constraints of ecological change in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) use remote sensing (Landsat, QuickBird, InSAR, Airphotos, UAVs, etc.) to document the rate and extent of landscape change (slumps, subsidence, vegetation change, lake drainage / expansion, etc.) in the NWT; and, 2) use field sampling and monitoring to determine the causes and impacts of regional changes in vegetation, and permafrost. To quantify land...


Polar Airborne Measurements and Arctic Regional Climate Model Simulation Project (PAMARCMIP)
Principal Investigator: Herber, Andreas
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The observational platform will be a single aircraft, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) POLAR 5, a modified DC-3 aircraft. Objectives of this project are to: 1. determine the actual state of the sea ice thickness distribution in the western Arctic and what are trends of the Sea Ice thinning; 2. characterize the actual sea ice thickness distribution and identify trends in the sea ice thickne...


Permafrost in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steve V
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to develop and test new methods of monitoring permafrost landscape change; 2) to investigate the impacts of natural and human disturbance on permafrost terrain and the ground temperature conditions in natural environments and in communities; and, 3) to assess the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost. To achieve the objectives the r...


Radar Remote Sensing of Snow
Principal Investigator: Kelly, Richard
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The primary objectives of this study are to: 1) understand and explain the role of snow microstructure in terms of the radar backscatter and phase response in this environment; 2) to evaluate the efficacy of differential synthetic aperture radar (dInSAR) for snow accumulation estimates at C-band; and 3) to evaluate the optimal approach to estimating snow water equivalent using radar from this site...


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...


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...


Terrestrial geoscience studies of earthquake (seismic) hazard in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area - 2016 Activities
Principal Investigator: MacLeod, Roger
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to continue the examination of coastal sediment exposures and drained lake basins for evidence for paleo-tsunamis deposits and investigate coastal erosion rates. This year, the research team will be focusing on one task: A small, 2 kg (5 lb), electric powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will be used to collect low-altitude (<90 m) aerial imagery at N...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Geoscience Research
Principal Investigator: Whalen, Dustin JR
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The primary objective of this research continues to be driven towards the safe and sustainable industrial and community development of the Beaufort Sea coastal nearshore region. The research provides the means to improve knowledge of physical conditions in the coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations, and local residents understand, mitigate and reduce the impacts of natural...


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