2001 Arctic GIS Workshop | Abstracts
Abstracts are listed in alphabetical order by first author's last name. Presenters are listed in parentheses if they are other than the first author.
Ady | Ahlenius | Astley (Lawson) | Bienhoff | Blytt (Wilson) | Cedfeldt | Clement (Cooper) | Combellick | Davenport | Dichtl | Dickison | Dixon | Fountain | Gould (Walker) | Graves | Hammond | Harbert | Jakobsson | Klenke | Knudson | Laidre | Lee (Smith) | Macnab | Manley | Meese | Moore | Mouafo | Neto (Macnab) | Ryakhovsky | Schlagel | Sekretov | Snyder (Lawson) | Thornton | Tsou | Valentine | Varma (Macnab) | Wadwani | Williams (Pesant) | Wojnarowska
Web-Enabling Arctic Geoscience Data as a Contribution to the Canadian Geospatial Data Inventory
ABSTRACT: GeoArctic, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office have initiated a project to Web-enable available eastern Canadian Arctic geoscientific data and...
Arctic Environmental Atlas
ABSTRACT: UNEP/GRID-Arendal acts as the focus center for the Arctic region within the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). This summer work started to create a comprehensive "Arctic Environmental Atlas"...
Combining Geophysical Techniques for Hydrogeologic Modeling at Fort Richardson, Alaska
Beth N. Astley1, Allan Delaney2, Susan R. Bigl2, Colby F. Snyder3, Daniel E. Lawson4, and Greg S. Baker5
1 Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), PO Box 5646, Fort Richardson, AK 99505, USA, email@example.com;
2 CRREL, Hanover, NH 03755
3CRREL, Fort Hamilton, NY, 11252
4CRREL, Fort Richardson, AK 99505
5Deptartment of Geology, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14260
ABSTRACT: Using a combination of geophysical techniques provides an opportunity to compare several different methods and collect detailed data on subsurface stratigraphy and...
Permafrost and Ground Water Pathway Delineation Using Ground Resistivity and Ground-Penetrating Radar, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Beth N. Astley, Daniel E. Lawson, and Colby F. Snyder
CRREL, PO Box 5646, Fort Richardson, AK 99505
ABSTRACT: Geohydrologic investigations can be complicated by the presence of discontinuous permafrost and bedrock fractures because both can alter...
FAST TACTical Integration Console (FAST TACTIC) Relational Database and Display System
Paul A Bienhoff, Jeffrey H. Smart and Wayne Loschen
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road Laurel, MD, Phone: 240/228-4323, Fax: 240/228-6864, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Ships do not possess a centralized on-board database for storing and retrieving the environmental data collected while under way...
Definition and Quantification of Vulnerable Areas in Northern Norway
Line Diana Blytt1, Frits Steenhuisen2, Sander Borghuis1, and Lavrans Skuterud1
1 Norwegian radiation protection agency, PO Box 55, 1332 Østerås, Norway
2 University of Groningen Arctic Centre, P.O. Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands
(presented by Simon Wilson)
ABSTRACT: ...agriculture in northern Norway is regarded as vulnerable with respect to radiocaesium deposition...spatial data on soil texture classes, land use, production statistics and grazing locations is used to...(download PDF)
US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Internet-based GIS Projects
Paul Cedfeldt, Daniel Lawson and Joel Schlagel
U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, PO Box 2870 Portland, OR 97208-2870, Phone: 503/808-3995, Fax: 503/808-3933, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab has many years of experience developing both desktop and internet-based GIS solutions for various customers in cold environments. This poster presents...
Diesel Range Organics Soil Contamination Estimate, Whittier Harbor Expansion, Whittier, AK
Paul Cedfeldt1, Colby Snyder1, and Dr. Daniel Lawson2
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
1 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 037551
2 P.O. Box 5646, Fort Richardson, AK 995052
ABSTRACT: A Geographic Information System (GIS) was used to estimate the volume of contaminated soil in an area of Whittier Harbor, Whittier, AK where an expansion was...
Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) Techniques to Assessing Benthic Biological Change in the Bering Sea
Jackie L. Clement, Lee W. Cooper, and Jackie M. Grebmeier
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
ABSTRACT: The northern Bering and Chukchi continental shelves support the highest macroinvertebrate biomass of any Arctic or sub-Arctic. These sediment-based biological communities support high populations of...
Geologic Map and Cross Sections of Anchorage, Alaska, Using GIS
Rod A. Combellick
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 794 University Ave. #200, Fairbanks, AK 99709, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys has developed a geologic map and cross sections of Anchorage, Alaska, based on...
Geoscience Information for Arctic Canada on the Internet
Peter H. Davenport, Benoit Beauchamp, Graham Lai, and Steve Orzeck
Geological Survey of Canada Calgary, 3303 33rd St NW, Calgary, AB, T2L 2A7, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: The recent interest in the oil and gas resources of Canada's arctic from the petroleum industry due to the current climate of high prices comes at a time when the region's residents assume more control over...
The ARCSS Data Coordination Center
Rudolph (Rudy) J. Dichtl
ARCSS Data Manager, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences/National Snow & Ice Data Center (CIRES/NSIDC), University of Colorado Boulder, Campus Box 449, Boulder CO 80309-0449, Phone: 303/492-5532, Fax: 303-492-2468, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The ARCSS Data Coordination Center (ADCC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University of Colorado at Boulder, is the permanent data archive for...
Use of GIS in the Synthesis of Environmental Change and Native Whaling in the Western Arctic
John C. Dixon
Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: A Geographic Information System is being developed for the western Arctic using...
A GIS Database for Glacier Change
Andrew G. Fountain, Frank Granshaw, David Percy
Departments of Geology and Geography, Portland State University, Portland, OR
ABSTRACT: The current World Glacier Monitoring Service database represents glacier change in terms of scalar quantities (e.g. length change, volume change). However, glaciers are inherently...
Vegetation Characteristics Derived from an Integrated Vegetation Complex Map for the Canadian Arctic
W.A. Gould, M.K. Raynolds, and D.A. Walker
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA. 99775
ABSTRACT: The Canadian Arctic Vegetation Map is a component of the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM) project, and will be an important part of a circumpolar geobotanical database available via a web of
GIS and Remote Sensing Technology Utilized for Sea Ice Case Studies in Northern Alaska
Nuna Technologies, P.O. Box 2568, Pago Pago, AS 96799, Phone: 684/699-1706, Fax: 684/699-1707, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Our project entitled "Synthesis Approach, to Link Remote-sensing Information with Natural History and Traditional Knowledge, Through Cases of Unusual Sea Ice Conditions"...relies heavily on the use of satellite imagery to...
The North Slope Borough GIS
Allison Graves1 and David Logan2
1 Nuna Technologies, P.O. Box 2568, Pago Pago, AS 96799, Phone: 684/699-1706, Fax: 684/699-1707, email@example.com
2 North Slope Borough GIS, P.O. Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: 907/852-0333, Fax: 907/852-0333, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT:The North Slope Borough is the first organization to utilize GIS in support of land management in the Arctic...
GIS Support for Hydrologic Monitoring on Alaska's North Slope
Tim Hammond and Jon Kostohrys
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Northern Field Office, 1150 University Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99709, Phone: 907/474-2210, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: Water resources of the Northeastern National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska are critical for oil exploration and development activities, as well as...
Web-based GIS on UNIX and NT Servers
ABSTRACT: Presently the University Of Pittsburgh Department of Geology and Planetary Science actively supports training in Geographical Information Systems. This includes...
Error Estimation of the of International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
Martin Jakobsson and Brian Calder
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping - Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, Phone: 603/862-3755, Fax: 603/862-0839, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: During the beginning of 2000 a grid model representing the bathymetry of the Arctic Ocean was released for public use via a web page hosted by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). The data set is...
FramBIS, A Bathymetric Information System for the Fram Strait
Martin Klenke and Hans Werner Schenke
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, PO Box 12 01 61, Bremerhaven, D-27515 Germany, Phone: +49/471-4831-1167, Fax: +49/471-4831-1149, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: Multibeam bathymetry is a major reconnaissance tool for marine geological and geophysical surveys. Bathymetry, backscatter intensity and sidescan data are collected as...
A Framework for a Four-dimensional Web-based Circumpolar Arctic Geobotanical Atlas
J.A. Knudson, H.A. Maier, M.K. Raynolds, and D.A. Walker
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA. 99775
ABSTRACT: The Circumpolar Arctic Geobotanical Atlas is a collection of maps and supporting documentation from throughout the arctic regions of the world. These maps represent...
Narwhals in the Ice: Migration Tracking in GIS
Kristin L. Laidre1, Mads Peter Heide-Jorgensen2, Rune Dietz3, Pierre Richard4, and Rod Hobbs2
1 Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Box 355020, Seattle, Washington 98195
2 National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115
3 National Environmental Research Institute, Frederiksborgvej 399, Postbox 358, DK-4000, Roskilde, Denmark
4 Arctic Research Division, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6, Canada
ABSTRACT: The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is an ice-associated cetacean that inhabits Arctic seas bordering the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer months, narwhals...
Alaska Sea Ice Atlas
William J. Lee and Orson P. Smith*
School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508-8054, Phone: 907/786-1910, Fax: 907/786-1079, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: University of Alaska Anchorage and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory specialists are preparing a GIS-based atlas of Alaska ice conditions with a view toward...
Fusing Regional Thematic Maps of the Arctic: An Application of the Self Defining Structure (SDS) and Helical Hyperspatial (HH) Coding for the Visualization and Analysis of Correlations Between Geoscientific Data Sets
Ron Macnab1 and Herman Varma2
1 Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth NS, Canada
2 Canadian Hydrographic Service, Dartmouth NS, Canada
ABSTRACT: Significant collaborations at the international level are increasing our knowledge of the Arctic region through regional compilations of...
GIS Assessment of Glaciers, Equilibrium Line Altitudes, and Climate Sensitivity: A Case Study from Southwestern Alaska
William F. Manley
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0450, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: Recent advances in GIS make it possible to assemble large, empirical, multiparameter datasets that bear on environmental variation, process, and change. For example, GIS permits...
GIS, Remote Sensing, and the Intranet in the US Army Corps of Engineers: ENGLink Interactive for Emergency Management
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 72 Lyme Road Hanover, NH 03755-1290, Phone: 603/646-4594, Fax: 603/646-4644, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The US Army Corps of Engineers makes extensive use of imagery and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in managing emergency response and recovery. As part of a new initiative, the Corps is developing...
Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic - TEA Bringing Research Into Classrooms
Debra Meese1, Stephanie Shipp2, Clarice Yentsch3
1 Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 72 Lyme Road Hanover, NH 03755-1290, Phone: 603/646-4594, Fax: 603/646-4644, email@example.com
2 Rice University, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77005, firstname.lastname@example.org
3American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: The centerpiece of the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA) Program is a research experience in which a K-12 teacher participates in a polar expedition. The TEA teacher...
Cartographic Visualization for the Internet. Case Study: Iqaluit, Nunavut (Northern Canada)
Dieudonne Mouafo, Eva Siekierska, Ken Francis, and Jean-Louis Moisan
Geomatics Canada/MSB, Natural Resources Canada, 615 Booth, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0E9, Phone: 613/996-7114, Fax: 613/995-2000, dmouafo@NRCan.gc.ca
Accessing and Combining Distributed, Disparate Data Sets Over the World Wide Web, I: Merging Spatial Information in a Java/CORBA Environment, to Construct Maps that Feature High Levels of Interactivity
Paul Neto1 and Ron Macnab2
1 CARIS, Fredericton NB, Canada
2 Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth NS, Canada
ABSTRACT: Employing a standard Web browser, this methodology offers seamless access to multiple data bases in a distributed environment, and supports a capability for dynamic visualization, analysis, and interactivity...
GIS Technology for Arctic Geophysical and Geological Data Base
Vladimir M. Ryakhovsky1, Yu.V. Mironov1, A.A. Pustovoi2
1 Vernadsky State Geological Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Mokhovaya Str 11 - Building 2, Moscow, 103009 Russia, Phone: +7-095/292-0586, Fax: +7-095/292-0586, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Atlantic Branch, Institute of Oceanology, RAS, Kaliningrad, Russia
ABSTRACT: The software technology is developed on the basis of Oracle ODBC and unites hardware, software, and multi-aspect subject-oriented databases on geology and geophysics including...
ReMoTe: A Geospatial Management Information System for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluating Environmental Restoration in Alaska
Joel D. Schlagel1 and Daniel E. Lawson2
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
1U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center Hanover, NH
ABSTRACT: ReMoTe is a geo-spatial management information system for planning, monitoring, and evaluating complex environmental investigation, remediation, and restoration activities. ReMoTe software was developed...
Tectonics of the Basement and Sedimentary Basins of the Laptev and East Siberian Seas, Russian Arctic
Sergey B. Sekretov (Marine Arctic Geological Expedition, Murmansk, Russia)
Vernadsky State Geological Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Mokhovaya str 11 Bldg 2 Moscow, 103009 Russia, Phone: +7-095/292-0586, Fax: +7-095/292-0586, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: No deep boreholes are available from the continental margins of...
Understanding Ground Water Flow in a Permafrost Environment
Colby F. Snyder1, Daniel E. Lawson2, Beth N. Astley2, Steven Arcone3, and Allan Delaney3
1Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), 301 General Lee Avenue, Fort Hamilton, NY 11252, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
2CRREL, Fort Richardson, AK, 99505
3CRREL, Hanover, NH, 03755
ABSTRACT: CRREL has been analyzing ground water flow beneath Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, Alaska, where historical releases of hydrocarbons have introduced contaminants into...
Southeast Alaska Native Place Names as Containers of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Thomas F. Thornton
Global Studies, St. Lawrence University, 82 Park, Canton, NY 13617, Phone: 315/229-5665, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: This multimedia demonstration will feature two sample cultural atlases on CD-ROM produced through cooperative projects between...
Dynamic Internet Mapping and Distributed Geographic Information Services
Department of Geography, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4493, Phone: 619/594-0205, Fax: 619/594-4938, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Geospatial information is very unique and different from other types of information. Current research in distributed Geographic Information Services (GIServices) and Internet mapping facilities mainly...
The Use of GIS Methods for Determining Changes in Mountain Glaciers
Virginia Valentine, Keith Echelmeyer and William Harrison
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska 99775,Phone: 907/474-7455, Fax: 907/474-7290, email@example.com
ABSTRACT: Glaciers all over the world have been changing noticeably in the last 50 years. Mountain glaciers are particularly sensitive to a changing climate, and their status has direct relevance to...
Accessing and combining distributed, disparate data sets over the World Wide Web, II: browsing and updating remote data bases through use of the OGC-compliant Web Mapping Protocol and ISO Self-Defining Structures
Herman Varma1 and Ron Macnab2
1 Canadian Hydrographic Service, Dartmouth NS
2Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth NS, Canada
ABSTRACT: Designed for users whose needs range from simple visualization to advanced data manipulation, this methodology uses OGC Web mapping protocol in...
Recent Advances in GPS/GIS Data Collection
Applied Field Data Systems, 16300 Katy Freeway, #250, Houston, TX 77094, Phone: 281/579-0492, Fax: 281/579-0412, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The presentation will cover tremendous advances in GPS/GIS technology which have taken place during the last year or so. These advances have made the tasks of field data collection easier and...
Oceans Program Activity Tracking (OPAT) System
Darren Williams, Dominique Potvin, and Tara Donaghy (presented by Stephane Pesant)
Marine Ecosystems Conservation Branch Fisheries and Oceans Canada 12th Floor, 200 Kent St. Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6
ABSTRACT: The Oceans Program Activity Tracking (OPAT) system is an interactive mapping and information system designed to...
Geospatial Information Management for Oceans Integrated Management Processes in the Arctic
Marta Wojnarowska and Sara Melnyk
Oceans Program Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6 Canada, Phone: 204/984-2522, Fax: 204/984-2403, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: In 1997 Canada's Oceans Act came into force. The goal of the Act is to provide...
The Alaska Geographic Data Clearinghouse
Emily Binnian and Mark B. Shasby
EROS Alaska Field Office, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 4230 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508-4664, Phone: 907/786-7022, Fax: 907/786-7036 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The purpose of the Alaska Geographic Data Committee (AGDC) Clearinghouse is to facilitate the availability and access to geospatial data for Federal, State, and local government, academia and private sector data producers, managers, and users. The AGDC Clearinghouse focuses on...
GIS and the Northern Sea Route: Applications During INSROP
ABSTRACT: The International Northern Sea Rote Programme (INSROP) was a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary research program conducted 1993-1999 and led by...
The University of Alaska Fairbanks: a member of an Arctic GIS community
Shari George and Skip Walker
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA. 99775
ABSTRACT: Geographically remote, yet increasingly an area of international concern, the Arctic is a dynamic natural environment and home to a diversity of human cultures. Unraveling the complexities of the arctic systems often requires specialized investigations...[T]o understand the whole, we are studying the pieces. But this focus does not always serve us well...