11 record(s) found with the tag "ground ice distribution" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Long-term ecological and geomorphological investigations in the alpine tundra of the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, G. Peter
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: With climate change it is important to examine the current condition of permafrost. The research aims to measure how much it is changing by each year, and measure the temperature of the permafrost year-round. The project also aims to measure the rate of plant recovery on the disturbed areas. Intensive investigations were carried out in 1974, 1977 to 1982, and ever since 1990, when automated microc...

Enhancement of Permafrost Monitoring Network and Collection of Baseline Terrain Information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor - Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: Gaps exist in the Mackenzie monitoring network in the permafrost zones north of Norman Wells, the Mackenzie Delta region and shorelines and coastlines. Enhancement of the network is essential to provide baseline information for developments such as pipelines, highways and power lines, and to assess the impact of such development and/or climate change on the environment. In this project, temperatur...

2005 Terrestrial Studies in the Gwich’in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The 2005 terrestrial studies include vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, rare plant mitigation planning, timber cruising, and landform, soil and permafrost investigations. All of the studies will be conducted by three- or four-person crews supported by helicopter. A local assistant will be included as part of each terrestrial survey team to assist in observing and recording data taken at surve...

Massive Ice Study in Granular Deposits
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licensed Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: This study is an investigation of massive ice in granular deposits in the Mackenzie Delta area and northeastern North Slave region. In March, the team will travel by truck on existing winter roads or by helicopter from Inuvik to sites in the Mackenzie De...

Permafrost investigations, Mackenzie Delta region, N.W.T.
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licensed Year(s): 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 2000 1999
Summary: This study investigates the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta region. The thawing of ice-rich permafrost can result in subsidence or terrain instability. Determination of thaw-sensitive terrain is required to pla...

Permafrost Investigations, western arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, C. R.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The researchers will be collecting samples of ground ice and permafrost soil, and measuring air, ground and lake water temperatures. This information will be used to provide an understanding of how permafrost conditions in the region have changed in the last few thousand years. Also measuring ground movement to determine how the ground deforms during the year, in particular, we will be measuring ...

Investigation of ground ice development in sediments of the Mackenzie delta area.
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licensed Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Summary: The purpose is to collect samples of ground ice and to measure air, ground, and lake temperatures. We use the information to help understand how the permafrost in the area has changed in the last few thousands years, in order to determine what might happen in the future....

Permafrost Studies: Western Arctic Coast
Principal Investigator: Mackay, J. Ross
Licensed Year(s): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989
Summary: The researcher will continue studies on the origin of permafrost, the ice found within permafrost and processes that help to create the present geocryologic environment. These studies will be conducted on Garry Island, Illisarvik, 20 km southwest of Tuktoyaktuk and at Paulatuk....

Holocene Sea Level History and Ground Ice Occurrence in the High Arctic
Principal Investigator: Pollard, Wayne H
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1992 1991 1990 1988
Summary: Fieldwork consists of a combination of mapping surface materials and landforms and where possible retrieving shells from raised marine deposits to determine the date of emergence and the temperature conditions of the oceans when the shell was formed. Observations of ice and icy sediments will also be made. By collecting this data the researchers will be able to see broad patterns in the landscape...

Geophysical Mapping of Buried Massive Ground Ice, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Robinson, Stephen
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Summary: Massive ice is found in exposure in some sections of the Fosheim Peninsula. The exact origin, distribution and characteristics of these ice bodies are largely unknown. Geophysical surveys will be conducted and ice and sediment samples will be taken and analyzed....