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TitleNature and history of ground ice in the Yukon - isotope investigations
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorMichel, F A
SourceEarth Physics Branch, Open File 85-11, 1985, 145 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherDepartment of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS116A/13; 116A/12; 116B; 116G; 116H; 116I; 117A/14; 117A/15; 117D/02; 117D/03; 117D/05; 117D/06
AreaDempster Highway; Mayo; Ogilvie River; Eagle River; Sabine Point; King Point; Kay Point; Herschel Island; North Fork Pass; Dawson
Lat/Long WENS-140.0000 -136.0000 67.0000 64.0000
Lat/Long WENS-140.0000 -137.0000 67.7500 66.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; stratigraphy; ground ice; isotopic studies; ice wedges; glaciers; moraines; glacial deposits; permafrost; landslides; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; plots; profiles; sketch maps; schematic cross-sections; borehole logs; stratigraphic sections; stratigraphic cross-sections; photographs; graphs
Released1985 01 01; 2017 03 28
AbstractMassive ice and ice-rich sediments from a number of sites in central and northern Yukon have been examined stratigraphically and isotopically. Within the central Yukon, ice-wedge ice, segregated ice and frost-blister ice have been identified. Along the northern Yukon coastal plain, massive ice and ice-rich sediments, exposed in the headwalls of progressive thaw slides, have been interpreted as ice-wedge ice, segregated ice and buried glacier ice. The buried glacier ice, probably of early Wisconsinan age, exists near King Point, Kay Point, and on Herschel Island in what have been described as ice-thrust moraines. Each ice type displays a characteristic isotopic signature which is useful in identifying the origin of the ice.

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