GEOSCAN Search Results: Fastlink


TitlePermafrost at York Factory National Historic Site of Canada, Manitoba, Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSladen, W E; Dyke, L D; Smith, S LORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2009-4, 2009, 13 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
AreaYork Factory
Lat/Long WENS-92.5000 -92.0000 57.2500 57.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; permafrost; freezing ground; terrain analysis; terrain management; terrain sensitivity; terrain types; vegetation; ground temperatures
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; plots
ProgramEnhancing resilience in a changing climate
Released2009 05 08
AbstractParks Canada and the Geological Survey of Canada conducted a collaborative fi eld project in 2007 and 2008 at the York Factory National Historic Site of Canada to characterize current perma- frost distribution and support the development of management plans. Seven boreholes were drilled and instrumented to document the ground thermal regime. Ground electrical conductivity surveys were also conducted to further characterize permafrost throughout the site. The results indicate that the distribution of permafrost is discontinuous, and where present, it is generally less than 15 m thick and warmer than -1°C. Permafrost is present in areas where vegetation clearing has probably resulted in reduced snow cover. Permafrost is generally absent where re-establishment of willows has promoted deeper snow cover and higher mean annual ground temperatures.

Date modified: