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


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...


Land Management Problems in Hydrocarbon Development Areas with Ice-Rich Permafrost: Detection and Assessment
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: The focus of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, we want to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. The reseracher plans to use non-destructive techniques like ground-penetrating radar to accomplish our surveys. March-April, 2010: plan is to conduct 1-2 we...


Ice Island Drift Tracking
Principal Investigator: Mueller, Derek
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The Canadian Ice Service is currently exploring the use of satellite imagery to identify and track ice islands. To fully evaluate these techniques, it is important to have independent confirmation of where the ice islands are drifting. By deploying several tracking beacons on the surface of ice islands we can monitor where some of the dozens of ice islands are in real time. Our results will als...


Northern Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Program - Remote Sensing Pilot Project
Principal Investigator: Neufeld, Lori
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: WorleyParsons, on behalf of Imperial Oil, is planning to conduct a remote sensing pilot project through use of a fixed-wing aircraft to capture environmental information on approximately 100 former drilling sites, as well as some former staging areas, campsites, artificial islands in the Beaufort Sea and other facilities located in the Northwest Territories. The purpose of the project is to determ...


Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere - Tundra Information Transferability Study
Principal Investigator: Walker, Anne E
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: Environment Canada plans to measure snow depth, snow density and snow water equivalent (water storage in the snowpack), as well as lake ice thickness and structure for comparison with microwave radiometer measurements. Researchers have started to use microwave data from satellites for assessing snow water equivalent (SWE). Field tests to investigate the use of microwave sensors indicate that SW...


ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited 2006 LiDAR Survey
Principal Investigator: Kim, Jae
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The objective of the proposed survey is to obtain a high resolution, highly accurate, three-dimensional topographic image of the study area. The data collected from the survey will be used to assist in planning for construction of winter and all-season roads and airstrip for the proposed Parsons Lake natural gas field development program. Terra Remote Sensing Inc. has been contracted to perform th...


Determination of near-surface permafrost extent in the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Nguyen, Thai-Nguyen
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: The climate and numerous field reports indicate that permafrost should be continuous in the Mackenzie Delta. However, the most recent permafrost map in the Atlas of Canada classifies the delta as having discontinuous permafrost. Yet, no extensive fieldwork covering the entire delta has ever been realized. Unfrozen conditions beneath the ground, near shifting channels, have been recognized by vario...


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