Principal Investigator:Derksen, Chris Licenced Year(s):
The proposed European Space Agency Earth Explorer 7 CoReH20 satellite mission has the primary objective of retrieving snow water equivalent (SWE) over land at a high spatial resolution (200-500 metres) from X- and Ku-band Synthetic Aperture Radar measurements. This would make available high resolution, satellite derived SWE, for monitoring and modeling applications. To-date, airborne measurements ...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):2014
The objective of this research project is to document the extent of ecological change in impacted stream basins draining the eastern slope of the Richardson Mountains and to determine the mechanisms of slump initiation and stabilization. This study will focus on the Stoney Creek catchment, which runs parallel to the Dempster Highway and empties into the Peel River at Fort McPherson, NT. The catchm...
Principal Investigator:Grieve, Sheryl Licenced Year(s):
This project is part of a larger IPY study, Climate Change Impacts on Canadian Arctic Tundra Ecosystems (CiCAT), looking at the effect of climate change on arctic tundra ecosystems. For this project, Metis traditional knowledge on vegetation and terrain changes in the North Slave region will be collected. The goal of this study is to connect and meld scientific studies with knowledge from people ...
Principal Investigator:Soare, Richard J Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to compare the formation processes of pingo-like mounds near the equator in Mars vs. the development of pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, and evaluate whether the two mounds types could be similar.
Mars is a high-priority target for the Canadian and international planetary science communities. The main driver for this is the possibility of life on the Red P...
Principal Investigator:Neufeld, Lori Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Sibbald, Carey Licenced Year(s):2009
This licence is issued for the scientific research application #912.
The objective of this research is to provide baseline information on the terrain in and around the Thor Lake area.
Filed observations will allow the researchers to produce a terrain map of the Thor lake area. To do this, the land must be categorized based on landforms, mineral deposits, drainage, slopes and geohazards (fo...
Principal Investigator:Lane, Larry S Licenced Year(s):
This study will be composed of an assessment field trip as well as a larger field study used to teach the regional geology to geologists who work for companies that currently hold petroleum leases in the Delta area. The trip in July will serve as a scoping trip to prepare for the field trip by assessing specific sites for suitability as field trip stops. Every site will be evaluated for its scien...
Principal Investigator:Lesack, Lance Licenced Year(s):
The aims of the various components of this project are to develop a hydraulic model for the Mackenzie Delta by observation of ice jams for calibration of the model, assessing ice cover and breakup patterns, linking an ice-ocean-atmosphere model of storm surges to the hydraulic model, measuring water stored in off-channel areas, improving information on lake-flooding for off-channel areas, quantify...
Principal Investigator:Millman, Peter M Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the program is to observe surface geological features and document these observations. From a geological perspective the objective of the project is to complete a reconnaissance of the Cambrian and Proterozoic sections in 4 areas.
Field operations will take approximately 6 days to complete. The project team will mobilize by helicopter daily from Norman Wells for the western...
Principal Investigator:Henderson, Bob C. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research program is to collect topographical information relating to the potential for: (a) a winter access road for the transport of large modules from the east channel of the Mackenzie River, from the vicinity of the mouth of Pete's Creek and the Lucas Point area, to the proposed Parsons Lake north pad site; (b) a barge anchorage location on the east channel of the Mackenzi...