Permafrost, Ice, and Snow

Permafrost, glacier mass balance and snow cover are sensitive environmental indicators of climate change.


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  • Water
  • The North
    • Physical Geography (Break-up of Sea Ice, Freeze-up of Sea Ice, Late Summer Sea Ice Conditions, Late Winter Sea Ice Conditions, Permafrost, Glaciers)

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Tools and Applications

  • Geoscience Data Repository for Geophysical Data (Borehole, Geochemistry, Gravity, Magnetic-Radiometric-EM, Seismic and Magnetotelluric)
    This site allows for you to discover, view and download, free of charge, the following information using these services: airborne and marine geophysics, gravity data, borehole geophysics, and seismic and magnetotelluric data.

Federal Programs

  • Climate Change Geoscience Program
    The Program is focused on developing geoscience information to help land-use planners, industry and regulators mitigate the risks in northern resource development arising from climate change.
  • Remote Sensing Science Program
    The vastness and remoteness of the North presents significant challenges to traditional surface-based monitoring techniques.  The Remote Sensing Science program is developing satellite-based techniques that are capable of effectively monitoring the many seasonal and inter-annual changes occurring in Canada’s North.