Snow accumulation / runoff in high latitude permafrost basins.
Principal Investigator: Marsh, Philip (32)
Licence Number: 12956
Organization: National Hydrology Research Institute
Licensed Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1990
Issued: Apr 07, 1998
Project Team: Dr. J. Pomeroy, Mr. C. Onclin, Mr. M. Russell, Dr. B. Quinton, Ms. N. Neumann, Dr. W. Rouse

Objective(s): This study is an exploratory qualitative investigation of reasons for negative attitudes toward mathematics by College adults. Screening and selection of subjects will be by two-phase written questionnaires. Assessment of math ability and degree of learned helplessness (self-handicapping) will be by professional/commerical test. Six subjects will be interviewed in depth and the transcripts analyzed in a search for causal factors. Depending on the findings, a remedial program will be suggested and made available.

Project Description: The Trail Valley Creek site will be accessed by Twin Otter, helicopter and snowmobile, while the Havikpak Creek site will be accessed by foot and snowmobile. We plan to have a small field crew at each site to measure the amount of snow on the ground in the middle of April, and to again return to measure snowmelt and the streamflow in mid to late May. Actual timing of the spring melt trip will depend on weather conditions. In addition, we would plan a short trip in September to conduct instrument maintenance. Instrumentation at each site includes a variety of weather instruments and instruments for measuring soil temperature and moisture. We will also supplement the Water Survey of Canada instruments for estimating streamflow. This will include a dye dilution system, where a standard water tracing dye is injected into the rivers at extremely low concentrations (less than 10 parts per billion). Once in the stream, the dye will be invisible, and will be at a concentration which is approved for drinking water.