60 record(s) found with the tag "remote sensing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Remote Sensing of Arctic Vegetation Biochemistry
Principal Investigator: Kennedy, Blair E
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of the research are: (1) measure the spectral properties (i.e. how light is absorbed and reflected) and biochemical constituents (e.g. chlorophyll, water, nitrogen, carbon) of arctic vegetation at the ground-level in various vegetation communities across the Western Arctic (e.g. low-arctic to high-arctic); (2) investigate the potential of using satellite based multi-angular imaging ...


Landscape scale flooding in the Great Slave Lake Plain
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Terry
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives are to draw together multiple sources of information so that we may (1) examine change in lake area in this ecoregion, (2) assess amount of meadow habitat lost to rising water levels in core bison range, (3) investigate whether recent changes are part of a longer-term cycle and evaluate the causes of this change, (4) determine a way to document and integrate local and traditional kn...


Baseline Monitoring of Arctic Vegetation and Snow Changes over the Bathurst Caribou Habitat using Satellite Remote Sensing and Community-based Field Observations
Principal Investigator: Chen, Wenjun
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The goals of this research project are: 1. To fill the information gap on Bathurst caribou summer range conditions using satellite remote sensing data and community-based ground vegetation monitoring 2. To develop a cumulative impact assessment method that makes cumulative impact assessment possible even if data are incomplete and provides timely feedback for guiding the refinement of monitoring...


Environmental Studies for EL470
Principal Investigator: Jenkins, Cyril H
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The goals of this research project are: 1. Biophysical Assessments: Monitoring and On-going Collection of Data Biophysical assessments will be completed during snow-free conditions, with most activity occurring between early June and mid-August, though some work, such as select wildlife investigations, may occur year round. Weather and other logistical considerations may modify the timing of a...


Geoscientific project to study the application of optical spectroscopic remote sensing to detection of the base metal mineralization in the Izok Lake deposit area
Principal Investigator: Peter, Jan M.
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The overall aim is to evaluate the use of optical reflected light spectra (so-called hyperspectral remote sensing) collected from rock outcrops and drill cores in detecting (hydrothermal alteration) minerals that are associated with the base metal mineralization. The aim of this research project is to collect reflected light spectra in the visible, near infrared, and shortwave infrared regions ...


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...


RADARSAT Observations of River Ice and Flood Patterns in the Mackenzie River Delta
Principal Investigator: van der Sanden, Josephus J
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009
Summary: The project investigates and develops the potential of Canada’s RADARSAT satellites as a tool for the collection of information on (change in) river ice conditions and, during spring breakup, flood conditions in the Mackenzie Delta. During the upcoming year (2012), the research will focus on the application of RADARSAT images in support of the mapping of winter ice cover characteristics, e.g. ice ...


Evolution of the snowpack and snowmelt chemistry in the boreal forest and tundra ecosystem
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: This research project has two primary scientific goals which include: 1) Relating ground truthed snowpack data to passive microwave data obtained from satellites through the winter months. This will assist in formulating a empirical relationship between the two datasets which is necessary to improve satellite monitoring of snow water equivalent. 2) Determining the relative importance of snowmel...


Understanding and prediction of permafrost thaw impacts on northern water resources
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001
Summary: The long-term goal of this research project is to develop a suite of models for predicting the response of discontinuous permafrost in the Hay River Lowland to climate warming and human disturbance from oil and gas exploration, and the consequent change in landcover and river flow regime. This will be achieved by meeting the following short-term objectives: 1) map the spatial distribution of perma...


UpTempO: Measuring the Upper Ocean Temperature of the Arctic Ocean
Principal Investigator: Steele, Michael
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2011 2010
Summary: The goal for this research project is to measure the upper ocean warming (0 - 60 m layer) that occurs as sea ice retreats in the Arctic Ocean during summer, and also the fall cooling. The surface layer (0-50 m) of the Arctic Ocean has in recent years experienced unprecedented summertime warming. The causes are still under investigation, but are undoubtedly related to extreme summer sea ice retreat...


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