YaYa Lake/90SI1

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Created: 2013-12-09 23:53:57
Modified: 2014-10-28 13:36:33

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie Delta
GTN-P:CA 10
TC-Code:90SI1
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -07:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Shrub Tundra
Responsible Person:Mark Nixon

Adjacent to thaw tube, inclinometer site. Surface and borehole geophysics.

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

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

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

            6hrs                                                    annual                        occasional

Depth:18 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:16 m
Drilling Method:Coring Auger
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1990
Type:Helicopter or snowmobile. Winter road
Distance From Road:10000 m
Type:no disturbance
Aspect:103 °
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Landform:Ice cored ice contact ridge, may be late glacial (>10Ka) or much older (early Wisconsinan)
Lithology:4 m of sand and gravel over 9 m massive ice, over 4 m til
Morphology:Top of hill or ridge. Local relief 20m
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Bibliographic References
Robinbson, S.D., Moorman, B.J., Judge, A.S. and Dallimore, S.R.,1993: Thecharacterization of massive ground ice at Yaya Lake, Northwest Territoriesusing radar stratigraphy techniques; in Current Research, Part B;Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 93-1B, p. 23-32.
Dallimore, S.R. and Wolfe, D.A.,1988: Massive ground ice associated withglaciofluvial sediments, RichardsIsland, N.W.T., Canada; in Proceedings of theFifth International Conference on Permafrost, Trondheim, Norway.
Dallimore, S.R and Davis, J.L.,1992: Ground penetrating radar investigations ofmassive ground ice; in Ground penetration radar, ed. J. Pilon; Geological Survey ofCanada, Paper 90-4, p. 41-48.

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Longitude:-134.7125 °
Latitude:69.145556 °
Elevation:30 m
EPSG:4326
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