49 record(s) found with the tag "geophysics" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Fluid Inclusions of the Caribou Lake Layered Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusion
Principal Investigator: Neyedley, Kevin
Licensed Year(s): 2013
Summary: The purpose of the study is to examine the rocks near Blachford lake lodge to gain a better understanding of how they formed and why there are there. Initial mapping has shown that they are unusual with more iron and nickel in them than would be normally expected and we would like to look at them to better understand their history. There have been exploration companies interested in these rocks an...

Testing the northern route for Younger Dryas meltwater
Principal Investigator: Keigwin, Lloyd D
Licensed Year(s): 2013
Summary: Here is the project summary from the (U.S.) National Science Foundation proposal that led to this expedition: The research team propose a three-year project to investigate the origin of the Younger Dryas cooling that began about 13,000 years ago. For decades this cold event has been associated with sea ice in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, and the storage and release of fresh water from ...

EL462 and EL463 Aggregate and Permafrost Mapping - Geophysical Survey and Confirmatory Drilling
Principal Investigator: Hansen, Ken
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to provide a better understanding of the permafrost under a proposed road right-of-way (ROW) and to delineate potential aggregate deposits. This will include mapping: permafrost distribution, massive ice bodies (including wedge ice), depth to massive ice, lower contacts of massive ice, zones of thermokarst, ice rich sediments (thaw sensitive), active la...

Blatchford Lake, NT Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Survey
Principal Investigator: Miles, Warner F.
Licensed Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of the airborne survey is to acquire high-resolution airborne gravity gradient and magnetic data. Airborne gravity gradiometry surveys measure small variations in the rate of change of the gravity field due to lateral variations in the mass and density of underlying bedrock. Aeromagnetic surveys measure magnetic properties of bedrock and are one of the tools used in geological mapp...

Geological Fieldwork in Mackenzie Plain and Adjacent Mountains.
Principal Investigator: MacNaughton, Robert B.
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The goal of this project is to increase the geoscience knowledge of the NWT, particularly around Norman Wells and Tulita, and in the surrounding mountains, to provide public geoscience information to all stakeholders through the production of bedrock geology maps and related reports on petroleum potential, and to encourage new and more effective exploration for oil and gas that will lead to social...

Environmental Sites Assessments, Canol Trail, NT
Principal Investigator: Livingstone, Steve
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012 2010
Summary: The purpose of the Phase II ESAs is to further determine the current environmental and physical conditions at 18 additional sites along the Canol Trail and to reduce data gaps and allow development of the appropriate remediation strategies and costs. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts to soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, as well as the ide...

Comparative studies of pingos and pingo clusters in the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, NWT and Athabasca Valles, Mars
Principal Investigator: Soare, Richard J
Licensed Year(s): 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objective of this research is to compare the formation processes of pingo-like mounds near the equator in Mars vs. the development of pingos in the Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands, and evaluate whether the two mounds types could be similar. Mars is a high-priority target for the Canadian and international planetary science communities. The main driver for this is the possibility of life on the Red P...

Land Management Problems in Hydrocarbon Development Areas with Ice-Rich Permafrost: Detection and Assessment
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application no. 946. The objective of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, the researcher wants to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. Underground ice is one of the most unpredictable and problema...

Application of shallow geophysical investigations to understanding surficial geology, Mackenzie corridor and Colville Hills, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Rod
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence was issued for the scientific research application No. 935. This study will test whether the shallow geophysics techniques of Ground Penetrating Radar and Ohm Mapper Resistivity Logging, in combination with seismic shothole drillers’ logs, can be used to resolve the nature and extent of the surficial geology cover and permafrost characteristics in two areas of recent seismic explor...

Sedimentology of the Cretaceous in the Mackenzie Corridor
Principal Investigator: Davison, Julia
Licensed Year(s): 2008
Summary: This licence was issued for the application # 831. The objective of this study is to improve the detail on publicly-available maps and look at unanswered geological questions about Cretaceous rocks in the Sahtu region. Geological tools have changed sufficiently since the previous maps were made to warrant another more detail-focused study. The aim of the field work is to make measurements and c...