Permafrost studies: western arctic coast

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, permafrost, pingo, wedge ice, geologic origins

Principal Investigator: Mackay, J.R. (8)
Licence Number: 12608
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: N. Buckley, C. Diana

Objective(s): To understand better the origin of permafrost, the ice found within permafrost and the processes that help create the present geocryologic environment.

Project Description: This permafrost study has been part of a long-term study initiated in 1951. The researcher will collect data that will allow a better understanding of the growth of ice wedges, pingos and permafrost.