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TitleSurficial geology, Cardigan Strait, Devon Island and Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, NTS 59-A
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 428, 2023, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
EditionSurficial Data Model v.2.3.14 conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, sediments, landforms, features, 1:250,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 16 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; gdb (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); shp (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); xml (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); mxd (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x)
AreaCardigan Strait; Devon Island; Ellesmere Island; North Kent Island
Lat/Long WENS -92.0000 -88.0000 77.0000 76.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geochronology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; glaciers; postglacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; talus; landslides; landslide deposits; debris flows; debris flow deposits; alluvial fans; marine sediments; glacial deposits; tills; moraines; moraine, end; meltwater channels; drumlinoids; glacial flutings; glacial striations; glacial lakes; gravels; sands; silts; clays; muds; permafrost; ground ice; periglacial features; frost action; felsenmeer; ice-wedge polygons; ice scours; hummocks; landforms; escarpments; scarps; radiometric dating; radiocarbon dates; glacial history; glaciation; Wisconsinian glacial stage; ice flow; deglaciation; submergence; depositional environment; Holocene; Pleistocene; Little Ice Age; colluvial and mass-wasting deposits; alluvial sediments; alluvial floodplain sediments; alluvial terraced sediments; marine beach sediments; marine deltaic sediments; glaciomarine sediments; glaciomarine veneer; glaciolacustrine sediments; glaciolacustrine deltaic sediments; glaciolacustrine veneer; glaciofluvial sediments; glaciofluvial terraced sediments; glaciofluvial outwash fan sediments; till veneer; till blanket; limit of submergence, marine; limit of submergence, glaciolacustrine; ice-flow directions; ice divides; dated sample locations; station locations, ground observation; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps; tables
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Information Management
Released2023 01 19
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 1974A (Dyke, 2001) and its legend, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.3.14) (Deblonde et al., 2018). All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 1974A that conformed to the SDM were maintained during the conversion process. The purpose of converting legacy map data to a common science language and common legend is to enable and facilitate the efficient digital compilation, interpretation, management, and dissemination of geological map information in a structured and consistent manner. This provides an effective knowledge-management tool designed around a geodatabase that can expand, following the type of information to appear on new surficial geology maps.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials. It contributes to resource assessments and effective land use management.

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