74 record(s) found with the tag "remote sensing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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From Archaea to the Atmosphere: Integrating Microbial, Isotopic and Landscape-Scale Observations to Quantify Methane Emissions from Global High-Latitude Ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Varner, Ruth K
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The aim of this project is to combine remote sensing data, field measurements and biogeochemical modeling to improve methane emissions estimates from thawing permafrost peatland landscapes at local, regional and global scales. To accomplish this, the research team will integrate data on water table and vegetation from remote sensing (satellites, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs)), with local measurem...


Understanding the Interactions between Wildfire Disturbance, Landscape Hydrology and Post-Fire Recovery in Boreal-Taiga Ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura L.
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The overall goal of the research is to improve understanding of the controls and impacts of a changing climate on the vulnerability and resiliency of boreal-taiga ecosystems to wildfire. This is being addressed through field sampling and process-based ecological and hydrological modeling of the 2014-2016 wildfires of southern NWT. To conduct the proposed research, the research team will addres...


Remotely Piloted Aircraft Based Research
Principal Investigator: Rogers, Marty W
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The goal of this project are to safely collect high-resolution images utilizing remotely piloted aircraft, producing image products to allow for a better understanding of the road infrastructure and nearby habitat, and of the Beluga Whale population in the near-shore Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), based at Inuvik Airport will be used to fly abo...


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 ...


Drivers and constaints of ecological change in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application No.4431. The objectives of this research are: 1) to use remote sensing (Landsat, QuickBird, InSAR, Airphotos, UAVs, etc.) to document regional landscape change (tundra fire, infrastructure, saline flooding, slumps, subsidence, vegetation change, lake drainage/expansion, etc.); and, 2) to use field sampling and monitoring to d...


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...


Winter Flow Regime and Icing Dynamics of Tundra Streams near the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Principal Investigator: Ensom, Timothy P
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The specific objectives of the project are as follows: 1)Determine the spatial extent, distribution, and timing of winter icing events in streams along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway through ground-based and aerial reconnaissance of stream crossings; 2)Identify relations between physical watershed characteristics and icing dynamics through field observations and analyses of watercourse and ca...


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...


Vegetation Productivity on the Bathurst Caribou Range
Principal Investigator: Danby, Ryan K
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The two main objectives are: to map changes in vegetation productivity on an annual basis across the Bathurst caribou herd’s range using satellite imagery obtained from NASA’s MODIS sensor (available since 2000) and analyze these data to identify where the most significant changes have occurred; and to collect and analyze data on the growth, establishment, and mortality of shrubs and trees over th...


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