Permafrost Adjustment to Coastal and Deltaic Processes, Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T.

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region

Tags: physical sciences, permafrost, sedimentology, permafrost distribution

Principal Investigator: Dyke, Larry (10)
Licence Number: 10140
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: J. Bisson; one assistant

Objective(s): To survey the distribution of permafrost along the coast of the Beaufort Sea and determine the factors that cause its growth or disappearance.

Project Description: The Researcher will follow detailed studies by the GSC on permafrost distribution along retreating coasts at the north end of Richards Island, and adjacent areas of sediment accumulation to find out how quickly permafrost was re-established. This study will extend further westward to determine the adjustment of permafrost to the rapid sedimentation occurring there.