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TitleDistribution of slope failures in eastern Baffin Island fiords, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBennett, R; Normandeau, AORCID logo; Campbell, D CORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8861, 2022, 20 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; dbf (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM) / ArcReader(TM)); shp (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM) / ArcReader(TM)); xml (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM) / ArcReader(TM)); cpg (ESRI® ArcExplorer(TM) / ArcReader(TM))
ProvinceNunavut; Northern offshore region
NTS15M; 16; 25N; 25O; 25P; 26; 27; 37E; 37G; 37H; 38A; 38B
AreaBaffin Island; Baffin Bay; Frobisher Bay
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -60.0000 73.0000 63.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; sedimentology; geophysics; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Health and Safety; coastal environment; marine environments; fiords; landslides; debris flows; slope failures; landslide deposits; debris flow deposits; geophysical interpretations; acoustic surveys, marine; bathymetry; marine sediments; bedforms; ice scours; turbidity currents; scarps; seafloor topography; Public safety; Decision making; Infrastructures; Databases; Geographic data; Geographic information systems
Illustrationslocation maps; 3-D images; geoscientific sketch maps; geophysical profiles; tables
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Baffin Bay
Released2022 02 16
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The purpose of this report is to identify and map slope failures in Eastern Baffin Island fiords. This was done by interpreting all existing multibeam echosounder and Huntec data that was of sufficient quality to observe these features. Databases were created that record a geographic position for each interpreted feature, as well as various observed characteristics and physical measurements. In addition to the identification of slope failures, the occurrence of seabed ice scour and sediment waves caused by turbidity currents were also mapped at the same time. The intention is that this database will be used for further analysis of failures in Baffin Island fiords to improve the current understanding of their distribution, frequency, and potential triggers. Digital Geographic Information System (GIS) files containing information on all interpreted slope failures, sediment waves, and ice scours are included with this open file report. This research aims at helping to support Baffin Island communities and the Nunavut government in making decisions on public safety and the use of marine areas.

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