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Duo hope to use research data to make ice travel safer

ReSEC members talking about the research on monitoring lake ice conditions using SIMBAs in the NWT with NNSL Media.

Homa Kheyrollah Pour and Arash Rafat, an assistant professor of geography and environmental studies and a master of science student, respectively, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., have been out on at least two lakes — Ryan Lake and Landing Lake — setting up machines called Snow and Ice Mass Balance Apparatus (or SIMBAs) that are able to determine a variety of details about the ice.

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