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TitleClimate change geoscience in sub-Arctic Canada: information pages
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AuthorWolfe, S A; Morse, P D; Fraser, R; Kerr, D E; Van der Sanden, J J; Short, N H; Zhang, Y
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Popular Geoscience 99, 2017, 22 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299883
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Wolfe, S A; Morse, P D; Fraser, R; Kerr, D E; Van der Sanden, J J; Short, N H; Zhang, Y; (2017). Géosciences des changements climatiques dans la région subarctique du Canada : articles d'information, Geological Survey of Canada, Popular Geoscience no. 99
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ProvinceAlberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nunavut; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
NTS1; 2; 3; 11; 12; 13; 14; 22; 23; 24; 32; 33; 34; 42; 43; 44; 53; 54; 63; 64; 65; 73; 74; 75; 76; 84; 85; 86; 94; 95; 96; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114; 115; 116; 117
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -52.0000 69.0000 46.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geophysics; climate; temperature; permafrost; ground temperatures; ground ice; ice conditions; thermokarst; subsidence; snow; ice; ice thickness; lakes; streams; vegetation; peat; transportation; geophysical surveys; remote sensing; satellite imagery; LANDSAT; radar methods; airphoto interpretation; Sub-Arctic; climate change; warming; thawing; adaptation; change detection; infrastructure; active layer; trees; forest fires; LiDAR; geological hazards; icing; ice roads; lake ice; Radarsat-2; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationstime series; location maps; photographs; schematic cross-sections; sketch maps; satellite images; profiles; aerial photographs; graphs
ProgramLand-based Infrastructure, Climate Change Geoscience
Released2017 04 20
AbstractAir temperatures in northern Canada are rising at a rate of three to four times that of the global average. This warming, and its consequences on the environment and people of the North, is of significant concern. This is particularly true for sub-Arctic Canada, which is located within a sensitive boundary between seasonally and perennially frozen ground (known as permafrost). Natural Resources Canada addresses priority geoscience issues important to Canadians. The Climate Change Geoscience Program, in partnership with other agencies, applies knowledge, techniques, and innovations to issues of climate change impacts and adaptations. This series of information pages describes the application of our geoscience expertise and its impact on addressing climate change and adaptation in sub-Arctic Canada. These pages cover the issues of surficial geology, permafrost distribution and change, ground temperatures, ice-rich terrain and thermokarst, winter roads, and change detection. A list of publications pertinent to the research activities presented in the information pages is provided at the end of this document.
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Air temperatures in northern Canada are rising at a rate of three to four times that of the global average. This warming, and its consequences on the environment and people of the North, is of significant concern. This is particularly true for sub-Arctic Canada, which resides within a sensitive boundary between seasonally and perennially frozen ground (known as permafrost). The Earth Science Sector of Natural Resources Canada addresses priority geoscience issues of relevance to Canadians. The Climate Change Geoscience Program, in partnership with other Federal and Territorial agencies, applies knowledge, techniques and innovations to issues of climate change impacts and adaptations. This series of information pages describes the application of our geoscience expertise and its impact towards addressing climate change and adaptation in sub-Arctic Canada. These pages include the issues of surficial geology, permafrost distribution and change, ground temperatures, ice-rich terrain and thermokarst, winter roads, and change detection.
GEOSCAN ID299883