Glacial History of Wolf Valley in West Central Ellesmere Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, ancient sea levels, glacial deposits, glacial history

Principal Investigator: Sloan, Valerie (1)
Licence Number: 8085
Organization: University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: T. Marshall; D. Bechnall

Objective(s): To map the surficial deposits along the lower 20 km of the valley; to determine the limit of the last glaciation versus earlier glaciations; to survey and date former sea levels (by collecting remains of marine pelycypod to age) related to changing ice loads with particular emphasis on the elevation of the Holocene marine limit

Project Description: Valerie Sloan is mapping the gravel and rock deposits made by the glaciers to determine where the last glaciers where. Since the weight of the glaciers caused the land to sink, she is also investigating how much the land has risen since the glaciers melted.