Principal Investigator:England, John H Licenced Year(s):20122010200920082007
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...
Principal Investigator:Forbes, Donald L Licenced Year(s):
This project is aimed at examining coastal change in the Beaufort Sea region. The primary objectives of the research are: 1) monitoring coastal stability and the processes which affect it (winds, waves, sea ice, etc.), 2) mapping coastal features, sediment properties, and ice conditions in the near-shore regions of the Mackenzie Delta and at coastal monitoring sites, 3) monitoring vertical ground...
Principal Investigator:Plug, Lawrence Licenced Year(s):
The overall objective of this research is to construct and test predictive computer models that show the evolution of lowland permafrost landscapes. Surveys and radiocarbon dating of drained basins will be undertaken and canoe-based surveys will determin...
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):
Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. This study is for esta...
Principal Investigator:Miller, Gifford H. Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will obtain sediments from lakes near Cape Dyer to document past climatic conditions. Vegetation and lake water chemistry data will also be collected in order to collect information about the current environment: this data can be compared to historic data. Finally, the inner Frobisher Bay area will be surveyed for data about past sea levels and glacial landforms. This research w...
Principal Investigator:England, John H Licenced Year(s):
The effects of glaciation on the arctic landscape remain uncertain and much more mapping and field studies remain to be done. Although it is commonly assumed that global warming will lead to the melting of glaciers, this view ignores the more important role that snowfall plays in the growth of glaciers (i.e., warmer climate leads to increased snowfall and a growth in glaciers). This study will e...
Principal Investigator:Bell, Trevor Licenced Year(s):
This study will provide a better understanding of permafrost conditions in the high arctic as well as the environmental conditions that lead to permafrost formation. Study sites include the Fosheim Peninsula on Ellesmere Island and May Point and Mokka Fiord on eastern Axel Heiberg Island....
Principal Investigator:Gualtieri, Lyn Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this research is to determine the amount of ice coverage during the last glaciation by investigating the landforms that occur today. I will also record the change in sea-level and the rise in the land as the glaciers receded. Evidence for the movement of glaciers onto eastern Ellesmere Island from Greenland will be collected. The data collected in this field season will contribut...
Principal Investigator:Taylor, R.B. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher and his team will search for new evidence pertaining to the recent history of relative sea level so that a Holocene sea level curve can be constructed for the Arctic Island shores....
Principal Investigator:Marsh, Philip Licenced Year(s):1993
This long term study is being conducted to assist in understanding the factors controlling water levels and the availability of nutrients in a variety of lakes in the Mackenzie Delta....