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TitlePreliminary ground-thermal data for permafrost-monitoring sites established in 2007 between Fort Good Hope and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
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AuthorSmith, S L; Nguyen, T -N; Riseborough, D W; Ednie, M; Ye, S; Chartrand, J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2008-20, 2008, 12 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/226049 (Open Access)
Year2008
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS96E/06; 96E/07; 96E/11; 96E/12; 96E/13; 106H/08; 106H/09; 106H/10; 106H/11; 106H/14; 106H/15; 106H/16; 106I/01; 106I/02; 106I/03
AreaFort Good Hope; Norman Wells; Mackenzie River; Mackenzie Valley; Snafu Creek; Chick Lake; Gibson Lake; Hanna River; Elliot Creek; Osca Creek; Billy Creek
Lat/Long WENS-129.5000 -126.5000 66.2500 65.2500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; environmental geology; ground temperatures; freezing ground; permafrost; ground ice; thermal analyses; thermal regimes; vegetation; environmental studies; environmental impacts; environmental analysis; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; profiles; tables; graphs
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
Released2008 11 10
AbstractA major fi eld program was undertaken in March 2007 by the Geological Survey of Canada in order to address gaps in baseline environmental information in the Mackenzie Valley between Fort Good Hope and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. Sites were selected to represent a range of groundthermal, terrain, and vegetation conditions. Eleven boreholes were preserved and instrumented with temperature cables to provide information on the ground-thermal regime. Data collected from ten of these boreholes in September 2007 allow a preliminary characterization of the ground-thermal regime in an area where little recent data are available. Key baseline ground-thermal information was generated for a suite of representative terrain types that may be utilized in planning northern development and environmental impact assessment. Ongoing collection of data from the thermal-monitoring sites will continue to facilitate improved characterization of current permafrost conditions and change detection.
GEOSCAN ID226049