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TitleReport on 2016 field activities and collection of ground thermal and active layer data in the Mackenzie Corridor, Northwest Territories
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AuthorSmith, S L; Chartrand, J; Duchesne, C; Ednie, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8303, 2017, 96 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/306212
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS95J; 95N; 95O; 96C; 96D; 96E; 96F; 96L; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106M; 106N; 106O; 107A; 107B; 107C
AreaMackenzie Corridor; Mackenzie Valley; Mackenzie Delta
Lat/Long WENS-136.0000 -122.0000 70.0000 62.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; engineering geology; permafrost; ground ice; ground temperatures; thermal analyses; climate; cold regions research; periglacial features; vegetation; landforms; climate change; active layer; active layer thickness; air temperature; monitoring; land management; regulation; infrastructures; northern studies; environmental baseline studies; thaw depth; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationstables; location maps; geoscientific sketch maps; time series; photographs; plots; profiles
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramPermafrost, Climate Change Geoscience
ProgramPolar Continental Shelf Program
Released2017 11 24
AbstractThis report presents a summary of field activities conducted in 2016 in the Mackenzie corridor (north of Wrigley), N.W.T. Air temperature, ground thermal and active layer data acquired from permafrost monitoring sites visited in 2016 are provided in graphical and tabular format. Ground temperature records for the 2007-2016 period are also presented and indicate that permafrost is generally warming throughout the corridor and, for a majority of sites, permafrost is currently warmer than the baseline established during the International Polar Year (2007-2009). The data presented provide essential baseline information that can be utilized by stakeholders and others for various purposes such as land management activities, regulatory processes and design of northern infrastructure. This report will be distributed to community organizations and stakeholders in the study region to provide an update on field activities.
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This report presents a summary of field activities conducted in 2016 in the Mackenzie Corridor, Northwest Territories. Air temperature, ground thermal and active layer data acquired from permafrost monitoring sites visited in 2016 throughout the corridor are provided in graphical and tabular format. Information about the changes in ground temperatures and active layer thickness over time is also presented. This report will be distributed to community organizations and stakeholders in the study region to provide an update on field activities. The ground thermal and active layer data presented provide essential baseline information that can be utilized by stakeholders and others for purposes such as land management activities, regulatory processes and design of northern infrastructure.
GEOSCAN ID306212