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TitleThe geological survey of Canada's integrated research and monitoring area [IRMA] projects: a contribution to canadian global change research
AuthorLemmen, D S; Dyke, L D; Edlund, S A
SourceJournal of Paleolimnology vol. 9, 1993 p. 77-83, https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00680038
Year1993
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 48692
Alt SeriesPalliser Triangle Global Change Contribution 10
PublisherSpringer Nature
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceAlberta; Saskatchewan; Northwest Territories; Nunavut
NTS62E; 72H; 72I; 72G; 72J; 72O; 72F; 72K; 72N; 72E; 72L; 82H; 340A; 340B; 340D; 120B; 49G; 49H; 39G; 39H; 95H; 95I; 95J; 95O; 96C; 96E; 96F; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106O; 106N; 106M; 107D; 107E
AreaEllesmere Island; Mackenzie River; Southern Prairies
Lat/Long WENS-136.0000 -64.0000 82.0000 49.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; climatic fluctuations; climate; paleoclimates; limnology; environmental impacts; environmental studies; erosion; ground temperatures; pipelines; transportation; slope stability; coastal erosion; cores; global change; Quaternary
Illustrationssketch maps
ProgramGlobal Change Program
AbstractThe Global Change Program of the Geological Survey of Canada has chosen three regions as Integrated Research and Monitoring Areas (IRMAs). These are: i) the Palliser IRMA, encompassing the dry prairie region of southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; ii) the Mackenzie IRMA, including the Mackenzie Valley corridor and Beaufort Sea coast; and iii) the High Arctic, where collaborative studies centred on north-central Ellesmere Island have been conducted since 1989. The primary objective in each area is to determine relationships between geomorphic processes and climate in order to help predict the potential geologic impact of global change. Establishment of a detailed paleoclimatic record for each region is essential to provide a context for ongoing climate change. Paleolimnological studies in concert with other proxy methodologies are directed at outlining Holocene climatic variability and are a primary research component in each region.
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