31 record(s) found with the tag "glaciers" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The Exeter Lake esker: Nature and origin of North America's longest esker
Principal Investigator: Bilak, Grayson S
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This research project aims to determine the nature and origin of the Exeter Lake esker, and focuses on further constraining key parameters for exploration purposes. Eskers are deposited in dynamic glacial environments, and many factors need to be considered during exploration including but not limited to; how far has the sediment traveled from the original source, how large of an area is the esker...


Glaciological Investigations in the Ragged Range
Principal Investigator: McCarthy, Daniel P
Licensed Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: The objectives of this study are to: 1) inventory the size and morphometry of glaciers in the Ragged Range; 2) find and document geological and botanical evidence of former glacier activity; 3) develop a chronology for Holocene glacier activity in the Ragged Range; and, 4) develop one or more growth curves for lichens growing on carbonate and/or silicate rocks. Also, the field reconnaissance and b...


Mass Balance of Arctic Glaciers
Principal Investigator: Koerner, Roy M
Licensed Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: This study monitors glacier health and climatic change in the high Arctic and is part of an ongoing program that began in the early 1960s. It is also part of a larger program studying climate change. The base camp is located at the Polar Continental Sh...


Glacial Geomorphological Field Mapping on Akpatok Island, Resolution Island and Button Islands.
Principal Investigator: Gray, James T.
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Summary: The research team will land by helicopter from the coastguard vessel at a number of sites along the coasts of Resolution Island, Button Islands and Akpatok Island. Researchers will measure with a compass the directions of glacial scratches made by former ice sheet on bedrock and the altitude of old raised beaches, which have been uplifted after glaciers left. Researchers will identify the geolog...


Quaternary studies on the northern Quebec coast and offshore islands in the Hudson Strait, Northeastern Canada
Principal Investigator: Gray, James T.
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Summary: In previous years research, we have been able to prove the existence of an early opening of the Hudson Strait at the end of the last Ice Age, and to establish 4 important source areas for ice flows into Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay. Our 1992 work will permit us to expand and complete the work on several offshore islands, as well as sample from an exposure of old marine sediments in the Deception ...


Geoscientific Research - Bylot and Adjacent Baffin Islands, 1992
Principal Investigator: Shilts, William W.
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991
Summary: The researcher and his team will determine the geological and climatic influences on the retreat, glacial and periglacial history of valleys in which retreating glaciers lie, to assess the relative influence of climate and the significance of this retreat in the context of the glacial and periglacial events of the past 10,000 years....


Late Wisconsin (Late Foxe) Glacial Extent in Pangnirtung Fiord - Cumberland Sound Area, Baffin Island, Canada
Principal Investigator: Davis, P. Thompson
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The Researchers will continue to map and survey glacial abrasion limits, collect, describe and analyze soil samples from the Pangnirtung Pass and Pangnirtung Fiord areas to determine the direction and vertical extent of ice flow....


INSTAAR Geological Fieldwork 1992, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Kaufman, Darrell
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Summary: Three field parties will continue investigations related to past glacial activity in the eastern arctic during the last deglaciation (12,000 - 8,000 years ago). They will also research the geologic record of environmental changes preserved in lake sediments....


Ice-rock-water interactions on southwestern Bylot Island
Principal Investigator: Hicock, Stephen R.
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Summary: The research will involve the study of the interplay (past and present) between glaciers, permafrost, meltwater and seawater on the southwestern side of the Bylot Island ice cap....


1. Permafrost and Ground Ice of the Expedition Fiord Area; 2. An investigation of the Origin and Nature of Massive Ground Ice on the Fosheim Peninsula
Principal Investigator: Pollard, W.H.
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1992 1991 1990 1988
Summary: This research involves the field investigation of natural exposures of massive ground ice and bodies of surface ice. Sites identified in previous field seasons will be visited and samples of ice, water and sediment will be taken for further analyses. The results of this research will help in the interpretation of climate change and the assessment of both natural and human induced terrain disturban...


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