11 record(s) found with the tag "remote sensing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


Geology of the Tunnunik impact structure, Victoria Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Osinski, Gordon
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2012
Summary: This project seeks to carry out the first detailed study of the newly discovered Tunnunik impact structure, located on Victoria Island, NWT. The research team will carry out field mapping and conduct gravity, ground magnetic, and seismic surveys, and sample for paleomagnetic studies. They will also ground-truth a remote predictive map generated with Radarsat-2 and other satellite data. The goal...


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 (294 total) throughout Alaska and western Canada; 44 located in Yukon Territory and 7 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...


Tracking environmental change in the Neoproterozoic Sheepbed and Keele Formations, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Sperling, Erik A
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective is to collect high quality and high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological data of the Sheepbed and Keele Formations at their type localities, along with accompanying samples for geochemical and petrological analysis. Specifically, the overall goal is to understand how these formations at their type sections relates to their correlatives throughout northwestern Canada, and det...


South Rae, NWT Aeromagnetic Survey
Principal Investigator: Miles, Warner F.
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The objective of this airborne survey is to acquire high-resolution aeromagnetic data. Aeromagnetic surveys measure magnetic properties of bedrock and are one of the tools used in geological mapping. The bedrock may contain mineral deposits, such as gold, copper, lead, zinc, and diamonds. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist mineral exploration activities , and provi...


Sekwi Mountain Project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The Sekwi Mapping Project is aimed at defining the structural, stratigraphic, metallogenic and geochronological characteristics of the bedrock of a segment of the Mackenzie Mountains. The project will also involve assessment of the mineral, diamond and hydrocarbon potential of the area. This information will provide an updated geological database that will include a GIS-based compilation of bedroc...


Massive Ice Study in Granular Deposits
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: Sand, gravel and crushed stone are valuable geological resources, collectively known as aggregates. They are essential bed, foundation and building materials. The presence of massive ice in aggregate deposits results in a series of resource management problems, particularly for the oil industry and its contractors who rely on local granular deposits as building material. From an environmental pers...


Coastal Hazards, Relative Sea-level Change, and Climate Impacts on Northern Coasts and Seaways
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The western Canadian Arctic coast is one of the most rapidly changing coastlines in the world and among the most vulnerable to climate change. The causes of this vulnerability have been studied over the past decade. This project involves monitoring coast...


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