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TitleReport on 2010-11 permafrost investigations in the Yellowknife area, Northwest Territories
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AuthorWolfe, S A; Duchesne, C; Gaanderse, A; Houben, A J; D'Onofrio, R E; Kokelj, S V; Stevens, C W
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6983, 2011, 75 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/289596
Year2011
Alt SeriesNorthwest Territories Geoscience Office, NWT Open File 2011-009
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
MediaCD-ROM; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Duchesne, C; Morse, P D; Wolfe, S A; Kokelj, S V; (2016). Report on 2010-2015 permafrost thermal investigations in the Yellowknife area, Northwest Territories, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8093
File formatreadme
File formatrtf; pdf; kmz; xls; jpg
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS75L; 75M; 76D; 85I; 85J; 85K/01; 85K/02; 85K/07; 85K/08; 85K/09; 85K/10; 85K/15; 85K/16; 85N/01; 85N/02; 85N/07; 85N/08; 85N/09; 85N/10; 85N/15; 85N/16; 85O; 85P; 86A; 86B; 86C/01; 86C/02; 86C/07; 86C/08; 86C/09; 86C/10; 86C/15; 86C/16
AreaYellowknife; Great Slave Lowland; Great Slave Upland; Detah; Behchoko; Whati; MacKay Lake; Lac de Gras; Tibbitt Lake; Great Slave Lake
Lat/Long WENS-117.0000 -110.0000 65.0000 62.0000
Subjectsengineering geology; environmental geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; permafrost; ground ice; freezing ground; ground temperatures; peat; glaciation; glacial deposits; climatic fluctuations; climate; frost action; frost heaving; soil mechanics; snow; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; aerial photographs; tables; logs
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Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (Yellowknife)
 
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Calgary (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Vancouver (Earth Sciences)
 
Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Québec (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramProgram Management - Climate Change Science, Climate Change Geoscience
Released2011 12 14
AbstractThis open file reports on recent geoscience data collected and monitoring sites installed by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO), Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) and the Department of Transport (DOT), BGC Engineering Inc., Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa. The report represents the first of several co-published GSC / NTGO Open File reports under the Climate Change Geoscience Program.
A 2010-11 field program under the Transportation Risk in the Arctic to Climatic Sensitivity (TRACS) activity in the Climate Change Geoscience Program included extensive fieldwork in the Yellowknife area between June and September, 2010. Field data collection by the Geological Survey of Canada and Carleton University included 14 CRREL-cored boreholes and ecological descriptions at 48 sites. An additional 20 ecological site descriptions were made by University of Ottawa students. Collaborative work with BGC Engineering Inc. included field observations and soil analysis (grain size and Atterberg limits) at test pits along Highway 3, and 15 water-jet drilled holes for subsequent temperature cable installations. Numerous temperature measurement sites were also established with AANDC along a 170 km transect between Behchoko and Tibbitt Lake including six air temperature sites, six multi-channel near-surface temperature sites and seven water temperature sites. In March 2011, additional field data were collected including snow depths at 45 sites, densities at 18 sites, and ice thicknesses at eight pond sites. Snow depth transect surveys were also conducted at 11 sites along Highway 3, across the highway embankments and right-of-ways. These data were collected in order to provide baseline information regarding the nature and properties of permafrost in the Yellowknife area.
GEOSCAN ID289596