Late Quaternary Glacial and Climate History on Southern Baffin Island
Principal Investigator: Miller, Gifford H. (10)
Licence Number: 12632
Organization: University of Colorado
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1991 1990 1989 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: P. Sauer, J. Moore, L. Miller, W. Mode, W. Manley and 2-3 assistants (to be determined)

Objective(s): To collect lake sediments at Cape Dyer for paleoclimate records; to conduct vegetation and lake water surveys to observe modern climate/environmental links for calibration of paleoclimate data; to reconstruct glacial and sea-level histories for inner Frobisher Bay.

Project Description: The researchers will obtain sediments from lakes near Cape Dyer to document past climatic conditions. Vegetation and lake water chemistry data will also be collected in order to collect information about the current environment: this data can be compared to historic data. Finally, the inner Frobisher Bay area will be surveyed for data about past sea levels and glacial landforms. This research will increase our knowledge about environmental/climate change in the area.