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


Greenhouse Gas Exchange in the Outer Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Skeeter, Wesley R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this campaign will be to measure the emission/uptake of methane and carbon dioxide at Fish Island in the outer Mackenzie Delta over a full growing season. This data will be used to determine the carbon balance of the island, and estimate the carbon balance of the land surfaces in the outer Mackenzie Delta. Additionally, the research team will investigate factors influencing the ex...


Radar Satellite Observations of Lake Ice Breakup and Freeze-up
Principal Investigator: van der Sanden, Joost J.
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2012 2010 2009
Summary: This project aims to evaluate and develop the utility of Canada’s future RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) (launch 2018) for the monitoring of lake ice breakup and freeze-up. RCM-type radar images will be simulated using data from Canada’s current radar satellite – that is - RADARSAT-2. Validation data in the form of oblique aerial photographs are required to assess the accuracy of the image pr...


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 objectives of the project are to: 1) determine the spatial extent, distribution, and timing of winter icing events in streams along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) through groundbased and aerial reconnaissance of stream crossings; 2) identify relations between physical watershed characteristics and icing dynamics through field observations and analyses of watercourse and catchment mo...


Forest Ecotone Experiment
Principal Investigator: Eitel, Jan
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...


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...


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