Willow Lake River WLR-01

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Created: 2014-01-08 13:42:32
Modified: 2014-02-12 10:31:26

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie River
GTN-P:CA 91
TC-Code:WLR-01
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -05:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Coniferous Forest
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith
MAGT  (C) : -0.5
MAGT Depth (m) : 3.4
MAGT Date/ Period : Sept 08-Aug 09

 

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report value for most recent year or 12 month interval -0.5°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 3.4 m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above September 2008-09

 

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

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

 

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

Fort Simpson (61°45.6’N and 121°14.4’W) is closes to this site, but data is incomplete so Norman Wells values are shown instead.

Norman Wells: 65°16.8’N, 126°48’W

Monthly average air temperatures and snow depths for Jan - Dec 2009

Month             Temp (°C)      Total Snow (cm)

Jan                  -28.7                21.2

Feb                  -23.5                15.8

Mar                 -23.3                12.6

Apr                  -4.3                  10.6

May                 5.7                   6.8

Jun                  14.1                 T

Jul                   16.3                 T

Aug                 14.2                 0

Sept                8.2                   5.0

Oct                  -3.0                  22.4

Nov                 -17.9                13.2

Dec                 -20.7                36.0

MAAT             -5.2

Depth:3.7 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:3.4 m
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:01. Mar 2007
Type:Helicopter in summer, winter road
Distance From Road:20 m
Slope:2 °
Aspect:324.8 °
Permafrost Thickness:>3.4 m
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Vegetation:Open mixed forest
Landform:Alluvial fan
Lithology:Top 20 cm – Organics 0.2 to 2.5 m – Clay: silty, low to medium plastic, brown. Sand, then gravel down to 3.7 m
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Longitude:-123.084362 °
Latitude:62.713377 °
Elevation:111.499214 m
EPSG:4326
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