79 record(s) found with the tag "sea ice" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Canatec Ice Drift Beacon Field Test
Principal Investigator: Tiffin, Scott
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goal of this study is to carry out test trials on new Canatec beacons over several months in a real field environment. The researcher will charter a Twin Otter from Inuvik and fly out over the target area. Four beacons will be deployed by parachute from the plane at 500 feet. It is the researchers desire to develop research and professional links and relationships from the NWT on a longer ...

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...

Ice rubble generation and its effects on EER systems and ice loading
Principal Investigator: Barker, Anne
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2007
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: 1. Quantify formation, stability, timing and decay of rubble fields, effects of ice rubble on reducing ice loads and provide guidance on optimal rubble field extent; 2. Give guidance on safe access on rubble and/or the ability to clear rubble. A variety of techniques will be used to profile the rubble. The non-intrusive methods include using an optical r...

Beaufort Shelf Seabed Mapping Project
Principal Investigator: Blasco, Steve M
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The objective of the seabed mapping program is to conduct a regional survey of the Beaufort shelf. Ice scouring processes, benthic habitats, abandoned artificial islands, pingo-like features, gas seeps, seafloor foundation conditions, and subsea permafrost will be investigated. The Coast Guard vessel CCGS Nahidik will be used as the research platform to conduct offshore acoustic/sonar surveys ...

Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study - Team 10, Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Nickels, Scot
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This project aims to work with traditional knowledge holders and local experts of the communities of Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok, and Paulatuk, to document the following three areas with special emphasis on their relation to the Beaufort Sea circumpolar flaw lead: 1. Historical scan and analysis of Inuvialuit Knowledge of sea ice use and ecology of the flaw lead (information, maps, and literatu...

Impact of melt ponds on energy and momentum fluxes between atmosphere and sea ice (acronym: MELTEX)
Principal Investigator: Birnbaum, Gerit
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The main goal of this project is to better understand how melt ponds evolve, and their influence on absorption/reflection of solar radiation at the sea ice surface. This information will help to predict summer sea ice melt and future Arctic climate. Data will be collected by using instruments mounted on the German research aircraft Polar5. The airbase of Polar5 will be Inuvik. The aircraft will...

Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study - Part 1 (Ship-based research)
Principal Investigator: Barber, David G.
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Summary: The Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) system study is designed to examine the importance of climate processes in changing the nature of a flaw lead system and the Arctic marine environment in the Northern Hemisphere, and the effect these changes will have on the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, carbon fluxes, and greenhouse gases. Using the Canadian Research Icebreaker (CCGS Amundsen), the team ...

Environmental Change in the western Canadian Arctic Islands
Principal Investigator: England, John H
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: Geological mapping and sampling, radiocarbon dating, and cosmogenic dating techniques will be used to reconstruct sea level change and glacier dynamics for Prince Patrick, Eglinton, and Melville islands since the last glaciation. In order to better understand possible future climatic conditions, it is important to obtain palaeoenvironmental data from these regions. The broad objective is to ob...

Hazards, Sea-level Rise, and Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Coasts
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The primary objectives of the project are to; 1) monitor coastal stability and the processes which affect it (winds, waves, sea ice, etc); 2) map coastal features, sediment properties, and ice conditions in the nearshore regions of the Mackenzie Delta an...

Spring Season Coastal Reseach in the Beaufort Region
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: Safe and sustainable hydrocarbon development and potential impacts of climate change on coastal infrastructure and subsistence activities require improved knowledge and understanding of coastal and nearshore seabed properties, and coastal hazards such as...