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TitleNearshore geohazards in the southern Beaufort sea, Canada
 
AuthorSolomon, S M; Forbes, D LORCID logo; Fraser, P; Moorman, B; Stevens, C W; Whalen, DORCID logo
SourceProceedings, 2008 7th International Pipeline Conference, volume 4; 2009 p. 281-289, https://doi.org/10.1115/IPC2008-64349
Year2009
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20183062
PublisherASME
Meeting2008 7th International Pipeline Conference; Calgary, AB; CA; September 29-October 3, 2008
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience Coastal Infrastructure
AbstractProposed development of a gas pipeline southward from the Mackenzie Delta and the presence of known accumulations of gas and oil in the southern Beaufort Sea suggest that construction of pipelines and associated infrastructure in the nearshore are likely to be proposed in the future. Recent surveys undertaken by Natural Resources Canada and its partners have focused on the shallow, poorly mapped nearshore region of the Mackenzie Delta (<6 m water depth) that extends -50 km offshore and lies largely within the landfast ice zone. Ice-keel scouring, strudel scour and nearsurface ice-bonding are being investigated. High resolution sidescan sonar and multibeam bathymetry systems were used to map the seabed over three consecutive years and show that ice keel scouring of the seabed is extensive. The maximum scour depth measured.
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