A Program to Evaluate Changing Northern Lake Ice Regimes

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: water quality, biology, hydrology, ice thickness, snow depth

Principal Investigator: Dibike, Yonas (2)
Licence Number: 16642
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Licensed Year(s): 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Issued: Dec 17, 2019

Objective(s): To complete on ice snow depth, ice thickness and composition survey along with collection under ice core water quality information.

Project Description: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4613.

The objectives of this project is to complete on ice snow depth, ice thickness and composition survey along with collection under ice core water quality information.

Sample locations from previous years are located using a handheld GPS. On ice snow depth is measured using a tape measure. An ice auger is used to penetrate the ice cover and evaluate if white ice is present. If present the depth is measured. The remaining ice cover is drilled using the ice auger. A measurement of total ice thickness is recorded. A measurement of hydrostatic water level is recorded. Under ice water quality is measured using an electronic water quality sonde (if available).

Annual report of research activities will be provided. Research results will be presented in academic publication(s). Opportunities for community liaisons will be discussed with Aurora Research Institute.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from April 21, 2020 to April 23, 2020.