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TitleElectrical geophysics applied to assessing permafrost conditions in Pangnirtung, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorOldenborger, G AORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6725, 2010, 41 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Lat/Long WENS -66.0000 -65.5000 66.2500 66.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; surficial geology/geomorphology; Nature and Environment; electrical surveying; electrical surveys; geophysical surveys; electrical resistivity; resistivity; resistivity surveys; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice
Illustrationstables; diagrams; location maps; photographs; profiles
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2010 12 09
AbstractAs part of the project "Building Resilience to Climate Change in Canadian Communities" within the Climate Change Geoscience Program of Natural Resources Canada, electrical geophysical experiments were conducted in and around the hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut in August 2009. Two-dimensional electrical resistivity imaging was performed in an effort to aid permafrost characterization and landscape hazard mapping efforts in the small Inuit community on Baffin Island. The electrical geophysical data were collected in conjunction with georadar data, geomorphologic mapping and shallow borehole drilling (see LeBlanc et al., 2010). The geophysical data are more extensive, spatially continuous, and provide deeper subsurface information than the mapping and drilling data. However, the geophysical data provide proxy measurements of geology and permafrost conditions, and are thus subject to interpretation and should be considered as complementary to other forms of terrain and permafrost assessment.

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