Lousy 1-91GSC6

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Created: 2013-12-09 17:32:06
Modified: 2014-02-13 09:53:47

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie Delta
GTN-P:CA 05
TC-Code:91GSC6
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -07:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Shrub Tundra
Responsible Person:Mark Nixon

Part of a 7 kilometer permafrost geophysics test range.

NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION (latitude, longitude, and distance from borehole, km) – provide (if available) mean monthly air temperature and snow depth of reporting interval for mean annual ground temperature

Tuktoyaktuk, 69°26'N. 133° 2'W    70km

 

AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations):

Air temperature: Yes [ ] No [x]  Snow thickness: Yes[x] No[ ] Density: Yes [ ] No[x]

annual snow

Depth:30 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:30 m
Drilling Method:Shot hole, air rotary
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1991
Type:Helicopter or snowmobile. Winter Road
Distance From Road:8000 m
Type:Edge of steep slope
Distance From Heat:10 m
Slope:2 °
Aspect:69.8 °
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Vegetation:Shrub Tundra
Landform:Ice cored ice contact complex, may be late glacial (>10Ka) or much older (early Wisconsinan)
Lithology:4m of silty sand over 18m massive ice, over 7m icy sand over ice
Morphology:Top of hill or ridge. Local relief: 22m
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Bibliographic References
Dallimore, S.R. and Wolfe, D.A.,1988: Massive ground ice associated withglaciofluvial sediments, RichardsIsland, N.W.T., Canada; in Proceedings of theFifthInternational Conference on Permafrost, Trondheim, Norway
Rampton, V.N. and Walcott, R.I.,1974: Gravity profiles across ice-coredtopography; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.11, p. 110-121.
Dallimore,S.R and Davis, J.L., 1992: Ground penetrating radar investigations of massive ground ice; in Ground penetration radar, ed. J. Pilon; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 90-4, p. 41-48.

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Longitude:-134.440833 °
Latitude:69.240833 °
Elevation:30 m
EPSG:4326
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