Quaternary Glacial Geology and Sea-Level History of Melville Island, Western High Arctic
Principal Investigator: Lajeunesse, Patrick (1)
Licence Number: 13336
Organization: University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: Jun 23, 2002
Project Team: Dr. John E

Objective(s): This research is concerned with the nature and style of glaciation as well as sea level changes and past climatic changes. The broad objective of the research is to obtain a long term paleoclimatic record (before the arrival of the Pre-Dorset people) from these former ice conditions. It will also help to determine whether this scale of glaciation could happen again in the future or with ongoing global warming will glaciers and sea ice be progressively removed from the Arctic high latitude areas such as the Canadain Arctic provide diverse records of past global changes since they are generally the first regions to be affected by climate variability. Hence, it is of prime importance to obtain more data from these regions and to replace them in a context of much longer environmental changes in order to have a better understanding of possible future climate conditions.