Active Layer Monitoring Network in the Mackenzie Valley.

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: physical sciences, active layer, permafrost, climate change, thaw depth

Principal Investigator: Nixon, Mark (15)
Licence Number: 12651
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licensed Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: A. Taylor and C. Tarnocai

Objective(s): To measure regional & site variability in maximum active layer development and vertical surface movement over permafrost; and to monitor sites over time in order observe trends, perhaps resulting from climatic change.

Project Description: For this on-going study, measurements such as maximum depth of thaw & surface movements recorded after the previous visit will be collected. Monitoring devices will be reset for this season.