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TitleEstablishment of community-based permafrost monitoring sites, Baffin region, Nunavut
AuthorEdnie, M; Smith, S L
SourceProceedings of the 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference & 6th Candian Permafrost Conference; 2010, 7 pages
Year2010
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100256
Meeting63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference & 6th Candian Permafrost Conference; Calgary, AB; CA; Spetember 12-16, 2010
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceNunavut
NTS26; 27; 36; 37; 38; 56; 57; 58; 67A; 67D; 68E
AreaBaffin Island; Resolute; Boothia Peninsula; Melville Peninsula; Resolute Bay; Pond Inlet; Arctic Bay; Clyde River; Igloolik; Pangnirtung
Lat/Long WENS-100.0000 -60.0000 76.0000 65.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; ground temperatures; environmental impacts; environmental analysis; thermal analyses
Illustrationslocation maps; plots; tables
ProgramEarth Science for National Scale Characterization of Climate Change Impacts on Canada's Landmass, Climate Change Geoscience
AbstractThe Geological Survey of Canada collaborated with communities and the Nunavut Departments of Environment and Community and Government Services to establish six new permafrost monitoring sites in communities in the Baffin Region. The new monitoring sites provide information to improve the characterization of permafrost thermal state and terrain sensitivity in the communities. Initial data is now available from the monitoring sites that indicate that mean annual ground temperatures range from -5.2°C in the southern Baffin Region at Pangnirtung to -12.3°C at Resolute.
GEOSCAN ID287114