108 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Terrain Mapping and Surficial Material Sampling - East Credit Lake
Principal Investigator: DesRosiers, Patrick
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1. to create a map of the area that displays the different surficial materials, landforms, and processes that have shaped the earth’s surface; 2. to determine the glacial history of the area by making observations of ice flow indicators; 3. to collect samples from a variety of different surficial materials deposited by glaciers; 4. to analyze the samples in ...


Paleozoic rift history of western Laurentia as recorded in Yukon-NWT-Alaska
Principal Investigator: Cobbett, Rose
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective is to use geochemistry (composition of rocks) and geochronology (dating of rocks) to characterize volcanic rocks in order to better understand the environment that they were formed in and in turn learn about the tectonic history of western North America through Paleozoic time (~541 - 252 Million years). Results will be published in a series of Yukon Geological Survey publications, se...


North central Slave craton bedrock mapping
Principal Investigator: Knox, Bernadette
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project is to update and increase the understanding of the geological history of this area of the north-central Slave craton, Northwest Territories. This work will be conducted mostly by foot with access along the water provided by canoe and zodiac boat. The research team will be walking the land to make geological maps. The team will note observations of the rocks includ...


Airborne laser mapping
Principal Investigator: Hopkinson, Chris
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Collect airborne laser scanning data over biomass plots over NWT. Specifically to develop biomass and forest resource models for GNWT multi source inventory, and to assess how the resource is changing through time and in space due to climate and fire influences. Airborne laser data coverage is calibrated by field plot data (most provided by GNWT) and models are created which are then upscaled t...


Mackenzie Mountains bedrock mapping and stratigraphic studies
Principal Investigator: MacNaughton, Robert B.
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of bedrock geology of two regions of the Mackenzie Mountains, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and economic mineralogy. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production and publication of bedrock geology maps and reports on the...


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...


Geology and Resource Potential of Northwest Victoria Island
Principal Investigator: Rainbird, Robert H
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: The objective of the project is to better understand the geology of the region through collection and analysis of rock specimens and regional geological mapping. This year the researchers would like to collect hand specimens of rocks for future studies and to look for areas where more detailed studies can be done in the future. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist m...


Minto Inlier, NWT Aeromagnetic Survey
Principal Investigator: Miles, Warner F.
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: The objective of this airborne survey is to acquire high-resolution aeromagnetic data. Aeromagnetic surveys measure magnetic properties of bedrock and are one of the tools used in geological mapping. The bedrock may contain mineral deposits, such as gold, copper, lead, zinc, and diamonds. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist mineral exploration activities, and pro...


Sekwi Mountain Project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licensed Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The objectives of the Sekwi Mountain project are: (1) Provide an updated geological database for a segment of the Mackenzie Mountains; (2) Assess the mineral potential of the area; (3) Assess the hydrocarbon (oil and gas, coal) potential of the area; (4) Provide tectonic model for the assembly of the Mackenzie Mountains; (5) Produce an user-friendly guide to the geology of the Canol Heritage Trail...


Regional Geoscience Studies and Petroleum Potential of the Peel Plateau and Plain, Northwest Territories & Yukon
Principal Investigator: Zantvoort, Willem
Licensed Year(s): 2007 2006 2005
Summary: Peel Plateau and Plain, an area with hydrocarbon potential spanning the NWT-Yukon border, lies southwest of the Mackenzie River, north of the Mackenzie Mountains, and east of the Richardson Mountains. A primary objective of this project is to expand geoscience knowledge to aid in informed land use decisions, as well as stimulate petroleum exploration, industry investment, and economic development ...


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