15 record(s) found with the tag "snow depth" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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A Program to Evaluate Changing Northern Lake Ice Regimes
Principal Investigator: Dibike, Yonas
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to complete an on ice snow depth, ice thickness and composition survey along with collection under ice core water quality information. Sample locations from previous years are located using a handheld GPS. On ice, snow depth is measured using a tape measure. An ice auger is used to penetrate the ice cover and evaluate if white ice is present. If present, the d...


Ice Bird 2019
Principal Investigator: Hendricks, Stefan
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Fundamental sea ice properties such as volume and surface characteristics change significantly within and between years. Arctic sea ice extent and thickness have undergone dramatic changes in the past decades. The strength of ice-albedo feedback mechanism depends on area-averaged ice concentration, snow and ice thickness and in summer significantly on melt pond fraction. The sea ice retreat in ...


Comparing the snow depths and densities of different habitats in the Beaufort Delta region
Principal Investigator: Kasook, Davonna C
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective is to compare differences in snow depth, density and morphology of a heavily forested site and a tundra site. The Principal Investigator (PI) will investigate the effect landscape (forest vs. tundra) has on seasonal snow pack evolution and physical properties (density, temperature, snow grain morphology, and stratigraphy) of the snowpack. These results will be compared to historical ...


Correlation of snow density and depths of urban disturbed and undisturbed areas in Inuvik
Principal Investigator: Jacobson, Ashley A
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objective of this project is to measure the depths and density of snow in the Inuvik area. The Principal Investigator (PI) will compare and contrast important trends, snow types, snow forms, water equivalency and the quality of the cover. The PI will be using a snow mobile and walking to the sites. Measurements will be taken with a snow core barrel. The PI will stick the core barrel in the ...


Polar Airborne Measurements and Arctic Regional Climate Model Simulation Project (PAMARCMIP)
Principal Investigator: Herber, Andreas
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The observational platform will be a single aircraft, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) POLAR 5, a modified DC-3 aircraft. Objectives of this project are to: 1. determine the actual state of the sea ice thickness distribution in the western Arctic and what are trends of the Sea Ice thinning; 2. characterize the actual sea ice thickness distribution and identify trends in the sea ice thickne...


Thermal State of Permafrost
Principal Investigator: Siegfried, Dian
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2013 2010
Summary: The objective of this project is to continue an ongoing long-term monitoring of permafrost temperatures on Banks Island and Mould Bay. At these sites the research team have lost remote (satellite) communication and need to make repairs to continue receiving data. The research team are currently monitoring active layer and permafrost temperatures, active layer soil moisture, air temperature, and...


Using Remote Sensing to Support Cumulative Impact Monitoring of Water Resources in the Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: Tsui, Olivier
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of the winter field survey is to determine and record lakes where ice has frozen to the bottom and areas where floating ice is present. Along with obtaining this information, snow depth, ice thickness, ice type, photos, and local weather conditions will be recorded. The objective of the summer field work is to observe broad wetland types and the extent and presence of submerged aquat...


Airborne SAR and passive microwave measurements over snow covered tundra for CoReH20 retrieval validation and land surface model testing
Principal Investigator: Derksen, Chris
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The proposed European Space Agency Earth Explorer 7 CoReH20 satellite mission has the primary objective of retrieving snow water equivalent (SWE) over land at a high spatial resolution (200-500 metres) from X- and Ku-band Synthetic Aperture Radar measurements. This would make available high resolution, satellite derived SWE, for monitoring and modeling applications. To-date, airborne measurements ...


An Integrated Sea Ice Project for BREA: Detection, Motion, and RADARSAT Mapping of Extreme Ice Features in the Southern Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Barber, David G.
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The objective of this study is to provide information on the thickness distribution, movement, and characteristics of different types of sea ice within the Beaufort Sea Region. The focus will be on hummocked multi-year sea ice referred to as Extreme Ice Features (EIFs). These EIFs are poorly understood, and would be the most hazardous to any engineered structure in the southern Beaufort Sea (such ...


Controls on carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The goal of this research over the next five years is to substantially advance our understanding of how Canadian arctic tundra ecosystems function, and therefore how they are likely to be affected by perturbations such as climate change, resource development and extraction, and atmospheric pollution. Specifically, the researchers will focus on the impacts on vegetation due to warmer summer temper...


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