In Sept. 2021, a field campaign took place in the Mackenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, near the communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. Our goal is to study the current state of permafrost as part of the MOSES (Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems) project. Our research in Canada is carried out with partners from the Geological Survey of Canada, Northwest Territories Geological Survey and Wilfrid Laurier University.
The 360° images show the field work that we carried out at the study sites. At Swiss Cheese Lake and “Lake 3”, we measured concentrations of Methane (CH4) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the water, temperature profiles in the lake sediment and mapped the lake depth (bathymetry). Additionally at “Lake 3” we conducted Electrical Resistivity Tomography surveys in an effort to map the depth to permafrost under the lake. As part of our outreach activities, some members of our team joined a summer camp group from Tuktoyaktuk.
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