Late Quaternary Dynamics of the Labrador/Foxe Sectors of the Laurentide Ice Sheet and Ice Sheet/Ocean Interaction in the North Atlantic

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, limnology, glaciology, sedimentology, environmental change, glaciers, cryology

Principal Investigator: Miller, Gifford H. (10)
Licence Number: 11019
Organization: Centre for Geochronological Research, INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1991 1990 1989 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: W. Mode; A. Nesje; L. Miller; R. Miller; D. Kaufman; P. Sauer; 3 assistants

Objective(s): To recover sediment cores from selected lakes; to gather evidence for the direction and timing of ice movement in Frobisher Bay and on the adjacent Baffin Shelf with a focus on the interaction of a major outlet glacier fed by the Labrador Center, with that of an outlet glacier in Frobisher Bay fed by Foxe Center.

Project Description: The Research teams will continue to gather information to understand past glacial activity and sea level change in the eastern Canadian Arctic. They will take core samples from selected lakes and will record environmental change preserved in the lake sediments.