Palynology (Mackenzie Valley Global Change), study of the climatic change along the Mackenzie River and on the Arctic Islands.

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, vegetation, sediment, historical data, climatic history

Principal Investigator: Jette, Helene (3)
Licence Number: 12779
Organization: Geological Surveys of Canada
Licensed Year(s): 1995 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: A. Jette

Objective(s): To reconstruct the vegetational and climatic history along the Mackenzie River and the Mackenzie Delta area for the last 12000 years.

Project Description: The researcher will sample a variety of lakes (some 50 lakes altogether) around Inuvik. A hole, approximately 8 inches in diameter, will be bored through the ice in each lake. Using an Ekman sampler, lake bottom sediments (mud) will be collected for analysis in the lab. The researchers will get to each of the lakes bt helicopter and spend approximately 15 to 20 minutes at each lake.