Principal Investigator:Marsh, Philip Licenced Year(s):20162015201420132012201120102009
The objectives of this project are to understand and predict stream discharge in northern regions and water levels in the Mackenzie Delta, in order to better understand the impact of climate change and natural gas development.
Sites will be visited between April and September, accessed from Inuvik using helicopter, snowmobile, and float plane. On site travel will be by boat and on foot. Activi...
Principal Investigator:Spence, Christopher Licenced Year(s):201620122011201020092008
The objective of the research is to determine the water cycle processes in lakes and streams affecting Baker Creek and similar streams, and more generally to understand how small scale processes influence those of larger areas.
Field studies at Baker Creek, a typical Canadian Shield stream that drains ~130 km2 into Great Slave Lake, will focus on the spring melt and summer seasons. Existing i...
Principal Investigator:Quinton, William L. Licenced Year(s):20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006
This study is a continuation of a project that began in 2001. The researchers are studying the flow and storage of water in the Scotty Creek watershed. The data they collect will help them to create a model that will do a better job of estimating the volume and timing of basin runoff in wetlands in discontinuous permafrost terrain. The information they have collected so far suggests that peat p...
Principal Investigator:Marsh, Philip Licenced Year(s):20052004
The primary objective of this project is to improve understanding of the fluxes of water and energy in northern regions, and to develop improved computer models of these processes. The Trail Valley Creek site will be accessed by helicopter and snowmobile...
Principal Investigator:Maric, Robert Licenced Year(s):
The research team will be based out of Yellowknife. Travel to the Ekati Mine site will be by helicopter; travel on site will be on foot. The research team will be in the field for approximately seven days. Characterization of the hydrologic balance of the system under investigation will be completed by the collection of several hundred water samples (each with an approximate volume of 30 ml) at d...
Principal Investigator:Sharp, Martin Licenced Year(s):
Measurements of the glacier's surface will be taken using ground surveys and radio echo sounding. In addition, data will be collected on the amounts of snow accumulation and meltwater run-off as well as the chemistry of the snow, water and ice. This information will provide us with a better understanding of glaciers in terms of their growth/shrinkage, contribution of water to the local environme...
Principal Investigator:Marsh, Philip Licenced Year(s):19931992
The research will study changes in the water levels of a variety of lakes in the Mackenzie Delta. Investigations will include consideration of factors controlling the lake levels, introduction of floodwater from the Mackenzie River, rainfall on to the lake, smowmelt runoff into the lakes and evaporation from the lakes....
Principal Investigator:Prowse, T.D. Licenced Year(s):
Spring breakup in Northern Rivers are often associated with record water levels and often lead to flooding. Present methods of forecasting the severity of these events are hampered by lack of understanding. The acquired knowledge and understanding obtained from these studies will be applied to the enhancement of suitable models for predicting the time and magnitude of these events....
Principal Investigator:King, Lorenz Licenced Year(s):
Dr. King and his team will measure the snow distribution at the end of the winter in order to obtain an indication of the run-off during summer and of the mass balance on the ice shelf....
Principal Investigator:Woo, Ming-ko Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will be measuring various processes such as snowmelt, meltwater infiltration, refreezing of meltwater and heat conduction into the active layer in order to study their relationships to develop a model linking these processes....