279 record(s) found with the tag "hydrology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of carbon from land to water, and the effects of this transport on stream ecosystems and the global carbon cycle. This summer, the research team will measure streamwater chemistry at a series of sites draining from the Peel Plateau, near where they enter the Mackenzie Delta. At one site (Stony Creek), t...


Kennady North Diamond Project
Principal Investigator: Panayi, Damian
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to document existing environmental conditions, in preparation for future regulatory applications Various environmental studies will be initiated each year, according to budgets and information priorities. Hydrology studies include the measurement of selected lake inflow and outflow and stream profile through field surveys, and installation of data loggers to ...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Restoration – Exploring the Potential for Using Indigenous Plant Species to Revegetate Coastline Affected by Permafrost Thaw Slumping
Principal Investigator: Hille, Erika C
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The objectives include: 1) Creating a series of maps showing the thaw slump activity along the Beaufort Sea Coast near Tuktoyaktuk; 2) developing detailed water, vegetation, and ground temperature maps of the study sites using drones; 3) examining the effects of thaw slumping on the water quality of landscape-level runoff to the Beaufort Sea; 4) examining the effects of coastal erosion and thaw ...


Impacts of permafrost thaw on hydrology and water resources
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: Understanding the ecology and hydrology of ecosystems with thawing permafrost is a major challenge. To meet this, the research team will develop new knowledge on the eco-hydrology of the major ecosystems (i.e. bogs, fens, peat plateaus) needed to develop new science-based tools to predict the future supply for the next 50 years. The specific scientific objectives are: 1) Develop fundamental knowl...


Nunataryuk WP4: Satellite tracking of the organic matter in the Mackenzie Delta, impact of climate change on permafrost thaw
Principal Investigator: Babin, Marcel
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The specific objectives of this project are: 1) to document trends in export of coastal, riverine and subterranean dissolved and particulate organic matter and carbon into the Arctic Ocean; 2) to determine their fate and related processes (origin and age, transport, physical, chemical, and biological transformation) in coastal waters and estuarine sediment; and 3) to assess the impacts of thes...


Ekati Engineering and Environmental Monitoring Programs
Principal Investigator: Pacholski, Laura J
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The main objectives of the field work for 2019 will be: 1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and 2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future. In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 2.5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week of sprin...


Hydrology of High Latitude Watersheds
Principal Investigator: Marsh, Philip
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: The objectives of this project are to develop improved understanding of, and ability to predict, snowcover formation and melt, as well as stream discharge in northern regions; toconsider the integrated effect of climate on vegetation, snow, permafrost, streamflow, and lakes; and, to develop improved predictive models. These will allow a better understanding of the impact of climate change and/or n...


Investigating the relationship between snow microstructure and airborne synthetic aperature radar measurements of tundra snow to improve environmental prediction capabilities in polar regions
Principal Investigator: Derksen, Chris
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: High resolution Ku-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has been proposed to measure Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) from space as part of the proposed Canadian Space Agency Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission (TSMM). An opportunity exists to advance the understanding of the Ku-band radar response to snow properties and develop improved retrieval algorithms using airborne sensors that replicate elements of t...


Remote Sensing Water Indicator Monitoring for the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers, and Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Chamberland, Joseph
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The results of this project will add information that will help northern communities, scientists and decision makers answer questions about water quality and changes to rivers and lakes within the NWT. The information generated from this project will provide both baseline and long term water indicator measures for the Slave River, Great Slave Lake (GSL), and the Mackenzie River, which are three of...


Permafrost in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steve V
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to develop and test new methods of monitoring permafrost landscape change; 2) to investigate the impacts of natural and human disturbance on permafrost terrain and the ground temperature conditions in natural environments and in communities; and 3) assess the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost. To achieve the objectives the resear...


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