Impact of Climatic Change on Earth Surface Processes, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island
Principal Investigator: Lewkowicz, Antoni G (12)
Licence Number: 12135
Organization: Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: H. Taylor; K. Gudjonsson; L. Bellisario; A. Ferguson; J. Desloges

Objective(s): To continue work begun in 1987 and to monitor stream flow and stream sediment transport in three rivers (Black Top Creek, Station Creek and Hot Weather Creek) and two tributaries; to measure rates of solifluction; to inventory any new active-layer detachment slides; to retrieve temperature data recorded within bedrock; to continue monitoring three retrogressive thaw slumps; to examine the sedimentology, distribution and frequency of debris flows on the east side of the Sawtooth Mountains.

Project Description: The overall aim of this research is to establish links between climate and the activity of geomorphic processes so that predictions can be made about the possible impact of any climate change. This project will help to understand how the climate affects the processes that move soil down slopes into rivers and eventually to the sea.