Vermillion Creek VC-02

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Created: 2014-01-08 14:33:47
Modified: 2014-02-12 13:47:49

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie River
GTN-P:CA 104
TC-Code:VC-02
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -05:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Coniferous Forest
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith
MAGT  (C) : -0.3
MAGT Depth (m) : 3.5
MAGT Date/ Period : Aug 2008-09

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report value for most recent year or 12 month interval 0°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 3.5 m

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

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

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]

 

Depth:5.5 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:3.5 m
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:01. Mar 2007
Type:Winter: road, summer: helicopter
Distance From Road:20 m
Type:Fire in past, burnt black spruce
Aspect:41.9 °
Permafrost Thickness:3.5 m
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Vegetation:SE side of creek on plateau in area of burnt black spruce
Landform:Moraine plain at approach to water crossing
Lithology:Top 1.5 m - Peat: roots, rootlets, wood chips, moss, fibrous, reddish brown – 25-30% visible ice. Below 1.5 m – Clay: silty, some gravel, trace to some sand, dark grey – 5-15% visible ice. Below 5.5 m, likely boulders and cobbles.
Morphology:Plateau
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Longitude:-126.12676741 °
Latitude:65.09542505 °
Elevation:113.36448669 m
EPSG:4326
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