24 record(s) found with the tag "water temperature" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Water Ecosystem Monitoring using Earth Observations
Principal Investigator: Chamberland, Joseph
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The research project Water Ecosystems Monitoring using Earth Observation aims to define an Earth Observation (EO) driven monitoring program to provide information towards monitoring environmental indicators of northern ecosystem health. Once the project is done information on water indicators including water temperature, suspended sediment concentrations, water levels, and ice quality and will be...


UpTempO: Measuring the Upper Ocean Temperature of the Arctic Ocean
Principal Investigator: Steele, Michael
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2011 2010
Summary: The central logistics hypothesis is that a crucial component of an Arctic Observing Network is ocean thermistor string buoys that are capable of measuring the local, atmospherically warmed upper 60 m of the Arctic Ocean. The focus is on the increasingly open seas of the Canadian and eastern Eurasian Basins. The central scientific hypothesis that provides motivation for this proposal is that the...


Effect of spring and summer temperatures on amphipod reproduction (Gammarus lacustris)
Principal Investigator: Messmer, David J
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: To determine how spring and summer temperatures affect the abundance of the amphipod Gammarus lacustris throughout the summer. Over the 2 years of the experiment, the research team plans to use amphipods from 4 different sources over several latitudes (Montana-USA, St. Denis-SK, Yellowknife-NT, Inuvik, NT). Using this variety of geographic sources will allow us to assess if different populations...


Modelling Temperature and Heat Fluxes of Great Bear Lake
Principal Investigator: Schertzer, William M.
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The objectives of this project are to measure meteorology, heat fluxes, and physical limnological components of Great Bear Lake; to quantify the variability in these characteristics; to model the thermal structure of the lake under current and changed climate conditions; and to assess the effect of climate on the temperature structure and heat fluxes of the lake. This research is part of the IP...


Modelling the Evaporation and Heat Balance of Great Bear Lake
Principal Investigator: Rouse, Wayne R
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objectives of this study are to measure the water balance and thermal regimes of Great Bear Lake and determine the linkages between the lake and the atmosphere above. Lake temperatures will be measured with self-recording thermistors on a rope with a...


Coastal Hazards, Relative Sea-level Change, and Climate Impacts on Northern Coasts and Seaways
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The western Canadian Arctic coast is one of the most rapidly changing coastlines in the world and among the most vulnerable to climate change. The causes of this vulnerability have been studied over the past decade. This project involves monitoring coast...


Permafrost Investigations in Western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: This study, which is part of a long-term program, investigates permafrost conditions in the western Arctic. The three main objectives are: (1) to understand the response of permafrost to climate change; (2) to investigate the reaction of the ground to t...


Environment Adaptation in Arctic Aquatic Organisms
Principal Investigator: Ballantyne, James
Licenced Year(s): 2000
Summary: This project will examine the adaptation of freshwater fish to low temperatures. The data to be collected includes blood and tissue samples from fish. These samples will be analyzed for enzymes, fats and proteins. These results will be compared to samples taken from other locations (e.g. Nunavut, southern waters). This work will provide important information relating the sensitivity of Arctic ...


Investigation of ground ice development in the sediments of the MacKenzie Delta area.
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Summary: The researcher will collect samples of ground ice in near-surface sediments and measure air, ground and lake temperatures. The information will be used to help understand how the permafrost in the area has changed in the last few thousand years, in order to determine what might happen in the future....


Ice Thickness Topography Study - Beaufort Sea.
Principal Investigator: Melling, Humfrey
Licenced Year(s): 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The ice measurements are made by untended instruments operating beneath the sea throughout the year. The instruments to be retrieved in March 1994 were positioned in April 1993 and will be recovered by aircraft. The sonars will be re-deployed at the same locations to continue observations for another year. The survey of water properties by a lowered probe to 1500 m depth of the seafloor will be c...


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