Ice, Climate & Environment Lab (ICELab)

Ice, Climate, & Environment Laboratory (ICELab)

The Ice, Climate, & Environment Laboratory (ICELab) is a glacier research group dedicated to long-term glacier monitoring and investigations into the central processes driving glacier changes. Our team uses a combination of field-based, remote sensing, and modelling approaches to identify and monitor processes impacting glacier mass balance and ice dynamics, particularly in the polar regions. Alongside individual research projects, ICELab maintains one of Canada’s oldest glacier monitoring programs at White Glacier on Axel Heiberg Island. ICELab research is focused on the glaciers of the Canadian Arctic, and our field research is primarily based in the Expedition Fiord region of Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut.

  • Automatic weather station near the summit of White Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, NU

    Automatic weather station near the summit of White Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, NU

  • Basal ice at White Glacier, Spring 2013

    Basal ice at White Glacier, Spring 2013

  • GPS measurements at one of the original survey cairns in the region (circa 1960)

    GPS measurements at one of the original survey cairns in the region (circa 1960)

  • Section of an ~8m firn core collected from White Glacier, Spring 2019

    Section of an ~8m firn core collected from White Glacier, Spring 2019

  • Conducting air photo surveys in the Expedition Fiord region

    Conducting air photo surveys in the Expedition Fiord region

  • Original basecamp weather station, installed in 1960

    Original basecamp weather station, installed in 1960

Further details are highlighted on our RESEARCH page.