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TitleMetadata template for ground temperature records in the Northwest Territories
AuthorKarunaratne, K C; Kokelj, S V; Palmer, M J; Wolfe, S A; Gruber, S
SourceProceedings of GeoQuebec 2015, 68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference; 2015 p. 1-8
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150152
MeetingGeoQuébec2015, 68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference; Québec; CA; September 21-13, 2015
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediadigital
File formatpdf
SubjectsNature and Environment
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience, Land-based Infrastructure
AbstractIn northern Canada, ground temperatures are measured for a number of reasons including permafrost research and infrastructure development. A template for reporting metadata on ground temperature datasets will allow data to be easily shared between various users, and is a necessary step towards a permafrost database. We outline a metadata template for ground temperature measurements developed through collaboration with both users and collectors of ground temperature measurements. Our collaborators are typically involved with: permafrost research and modelling, geotechnical engineering, and infrastructure performance monitoring. Our metadata template is divided into seven sections: (1) Project Details; (2) Location of Ground Temperature Measurements; (3) Installation of Ground Temperature Cable; (4) Ground Temperature Record; (5) Site Conditions; (6) Permafrost Conditions; and (7) Related Publications and Data.
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In northern Canada, ground temperatures are measured for a number of reasons including permafrost research and infrastructure development. A protocol for reporting metadata on ground temperature datasets will allow data to be easily shared between various stakeholders, and is a necessary step towards a permafrost database. We outline a metadata protocol for ground temperature measurements developed through collaboration with both users and collectors of ground temperature measurements. Our collaborators are typically involved with: permafrost research and modelling, geotechnical engineering, and infrastructure performance monitoring. Our metadata protocol is divided into seven sections: (1) Project Details; (2) Location of Ground Temperature Measurements; (3) Installation of Ground Temperature Cable; (4) Ground Temperature Record; (5) Site Conditions; (6) Permafrost Conditions; and (7) Related Publications and Data
GEOSCAN ID296829