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TitleCommunity workshop on permafrost and landscape change, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
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AuthorOldenborger, G A; LeBlanc, A -M; Bellehumeur-Génier, O; Grosset, C; Holzman, S; Masson, C; Tremblay, T
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8057, 2016, 31 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/298806
Year2016
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; kml
ProvinceNunavut
NTS55K/16
AreaRankin Inlet
Lat/Long WENS -92.5000 -92.0000 63.0000 62.7500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; environmental impacts; environmental studies; environmental analysis; climate; climate effects; climate, arctic; landscape types; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; ground temperatures; climate change; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramLand-based Infrastructure, Climate Change Geoscience
Released2016 07 13
Abstract(Summary)
A community workshop on permafrost and landscape change was held in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut February 1–3, 2016. The workshop was organized by the Geological Survey of Canada in collaboration with the Canada Nunavut Geoscience Office and the Government of Nunavut Climate Change Section. The workshop consisted of an open house on permafrost research at Natural Resources Canada, educational outreach activities on climate change and permafrost, and a participatory mapping exercise for gathering local and traditional knowledge on permafrost and landscape change in the Rankin Inlet region. The mapping exercise involved GSC scientists interacting with participants to record observations of landscape features and landscape change that may be related to permafrost and permafrost processes. In addition to general observations, participants were specifically asked to consider observations of frozen ground or ice, changes in drainage or surface waters, patterned ground, and erosion or slope movement. On-the-table mapping was performed in small groups using topographic maps with supplementary optical satellite imagery and aerial photographs. Participants interacted with a facilitator over the maps while a recorder transcribed the observations. Observations shared during the participatory mapping exercise are presented as a series of maps keyed to a table of descriptions. The observations include many different landscape features and possible permafrost phenomena. As well as documenting observations of landscape change, the mapping exercise provided an opportunity for participants to consider how permafrost-related landscape changes might be important to them. Information gathered from the participatory mapping exercise will be interpreted in terms of permafrost conditions in the Rankin Inlet region and workshop results will be used to design and develop research activities and field operations within Natural Resources Canada.
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A community workshop on permafrost and landscape change was held in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut from February 1¿3, 2016. The workshop consisted of an open house on permafrost research at Natural Resources Canada, educational outreach activities on climate change and permafrost, and a participatory mapping exercise for gathering local and traditional knowledge on permafrost and landscape change in the Rankin Inlet region. The mapping exercise documented observations of landscape features and landscape change that may be related to permafrost and permafrost processes. Observations shared during the participatory mapping exercise are presented as a series of maps keyed to a table of descriptions. Information gathered from the participatory mapping exercise will be interpreted in terms of permafrost conditions in the Rankin Inlet region and workshop results will be used to design and develop research activities and field operations within Natural Resources Canada.
GEOSCAN ID298806