Mackenzie Valley Global Change Observatory

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, active layer, permafrost, limnology, environmental change, thaw depth, sea level

Principal Investigator: Egginton, Paul A. (2)
Licence Number: 10108
Organization: Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Dallimore; Nixon; Shimeld;

Objective(s): To begin installation of long term thaw depth monitoring stations; to gather proxy data on environmental change in the recent past;

Project Description: The team will install active layer monitoring stations at up to 8 sites on Richards Island. They will sample present active layer and surface permafrost for analysis of recent change as well as lake bottoms for similar reasons and a possible sea level record.