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TitleAn updated assessment of ground ice and permafrost geology-related observations based on seismic shothole drillers' log records, Northwest Territories and northern Yukon
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSmith, I RORCID logo; Lesk-Winfield, K
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7061, 2012; 1 DVD, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaDVD; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication supercedes An updated assessment of ground ice and permafrost geology-related observations based on seismic shothole drillers' log records, Northwest Territories and northern Yukon
File formatreadme
File formattxt; pdf; shp; doc; html
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon
NTS85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85K; 85L; 95A; 95B; 95G; 95H; 95I; 95J; 95K; 95N; 95O; 95P; 96A; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E; 96F; 96G; 96K; 96L; 96M; 96N; 96O; 97B; 97C; 106E; 106G; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106K; 106L; 106M; 106N; 106O; 106P; 107A; 107B; 107C; 107D; 107E; 116F; 116G; 116H; 116I; 116J; 116K; 116O; 116P; 117A; 117D
AreaMackenzie corridor; northern Yukon Territory; Tathlina Lake; Kakisa River; Mills Lake; Falaise Lake; Willow Lake; Rae; Trout Lake; Fort Liard; La Biche River; Sibbeston Lake; Fort Simpson; Bulmer Lake; Camsell Bend; Root River; Dahadinni River; Wrigley; Keller Lake; Johnny Hoe River; Blackwater Lake; Fort Norman; Carcajou Canyon; Norman Wells; Mahony Lake; Fort Franklin; Kilekale Lake; Lac Des Bois; Lac Belot; Aubry Lake; Lac Maunoir; Horton Lake; Simpson Lake; Franklin Bay; Wind River; Ramparts River; Sans Sault Rapids; Fort Good Hope; Ontaratue River; Martin House; Trail River; Fort McPherson; Arctic Red River; Travaillant Lake; Canot Lake; Crossley Lakes; Aklavik; Mackenzie Delta; Stanton; Cape Dalhousie; Ogilvie River; Hart River; Eagle River; Porcupine River; Old Crow; Bell River; Blow River; Herschel Island
Lat/Long WENS-136.1667 -116.0000 70.0000 60.0000
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -133.5000 69.5000 65.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; surficial geology/geomorphology; regional geology; stratigraphy; hydrogeology; economic geology; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; seismic data; lithology; lithostratigraphy; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciofluvial features; glacial landforms; glacial features; postglacial deposits; fluvial deposits; drift deposits; overburden thickness; isopachs; aggregates; gravels; sands; silts; clays; boulders; massive ice; sedimentary rocks; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Paleozoic
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Sverdrup Sedimentary Basin
Released2012 04 19
AbstractThis publication utilizes seismic shothole drillers' litholog records to document ground ice and massive ice thickness and extents in the Northwest Territories and northern Yukon. It also provides estimates of permafrost thickness in areas of thin extensive and sporadic discontinuous permafrost, and the identification of unfrozen sediments (non-ice-bonded permafrost and/or existing and relic taliks) in areas of thick permafrost cover, and in offshore Mackenzie Delta sediments. Limitations of the seismic shothole drillers' log data are clearly recognized in their application to permafrost studies (reflecting the generally shallow (10 - 60 m) shothole depth, and logging imprecision). They nonetheless provide a rich archive of information that in some cases represents orders of magnitude more records than previously existed, that can be correlated with established monitoring sites and used to expand regional interpretations. The information interpreted from the drillers' log records will perhaps best serve as guides to future permafrost research by identifying key areas of interest, lithostratigraphic associations, and anomalous permafrost conditions that can be studied and tested in follow-up field research.

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