21 record(s) found with the tag "tectonic movement" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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EarthScope Transportable Array
Principal Investigator: Busby, Robert W
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This project consists of a large deployment of ground motion sensors (270 total) throughout Alaska and western Canada; 28 located in Yukon Territory and 5 in the Northwest Territory. Each station senses the ground movement from distant earthquakes and sends data via satellite or radio modem to a central receiving point in San Diego. The purpose of collecting these data is to study deep geologic st...


Geological Mapping of the March Fault
Principal Investigator: Hickey, Kenneth A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research project is to map the March Fault and the structures in the rocks that it cuts through to look for evidence of when it formed, how it formed, and how much relative movement has occurred along it. This research is primarily a field-based involving detailed geological mapping by foot along a series of traverses across the March Fault. The research team will use rock...


Mackenzie craton
Principal Investigator: Snyder, David B
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective is to make diamond exploration more efficient in remote northern regions in order to encourage further investments by multi-national diamond exploration companies. Also to enable local communities to better assess their natural resource potential. The research team will record earthquake waves at several widely-spaced locations in the NWT in order to map deep (100-300 km depths) s...


Southern Bear Province Geological Mapping Project: MT Component
Principal Investigator: Spratt, Jessica
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: The overarching objective of the project is to understand the nature of the Paleoproterozoic western boundary of the Slave craton for both academic and economic reasons. Two people will fly out by float plane from Yellowknife and will join the camp previ...


Teleseismic Studies in the Central Slave Craton
Principal Investigator: Snyder, David B
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: The objective of this ongoing study is to investigate the structure and composition of the Earth's crust and mantle to depths of 0 - 300 km from sites in the Lac de Gras area. Methods are being sought to characterize diamond reservoirs in order to make d...


Testing the Inertial Interchange Hypothesis, Shaler Subgroup, Victoria Island, Canada
Principal Investigator: Maloof, Adam
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: The objective of this study is to find evidence of continental drift that may have occurred between 900 and 500 million years ago. Two researchers will originate from Resolute or Cambridge Bay and will be dropped off by helicopter or twin otter aircraft....


Central Foreland NATMAP Project
Principal Investigator: Lane, Larry S
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001 2000
Summary: The research team will resume mapping bedrock and surficial geology at 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scales, continuing a project begun in the summer of 2000. The base of operations will be either at Fort Liard, or at an existing base camp on the southeastern La Biche River. Fly camps will be accessed by helicopter. Fly camps will be visited by 2-4 crew members for about 1 week. From the fly camps the ...


Telesiesmic Studies in the Lac de Gras Area
Principal Investigator: Snyder, David B
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2003 2000 1999
Summary: The purpose of this study is to investigate the structure and composition of the Earth's crust and upper portion of the earth's crust and upper mantle to depths greater than 200km from sites in the Lac de Gras area. Seismometers will be deployed within two existent mine camps for at least one year. These sensors will record distant earthquakes. Well established technology will be used and once dep...


Magnetotelluric studies along the Lupin Mine winter road.
Principal Investigator: Jones, Alan
Licenced Year(s): 1999 1998
Summary: At approximately forty (40) locations along the 600-km-long winter road, sensors will be lowered through small holes drilled through the lake ice onto the lake bottom. These sensors will measure time variations of the Earth's natural electric field, and these variations will be recorded by devices on the lake shores. The recordings at each locations will take 1-3 weeks, after which all equipment...


Volcanological and Sedimentological Evolution of the Slave Province along the Beniah Lk. Fault
Principal Investigator: Corcoran, Patricia
Licenced Year(s): 1997
Summary: Research involves mapping and sampling of rocks for geological study. Equipment and all crew members will be transported to and removed from base camps by float plane (twin or turbine otter). A zodiac with 10-20 hsp motors will be used to travel within the study area. Rock samples (5-15 lbs) will be collected, small and large-scale maps will be compiled. The study will provide information about...


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