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Created: 2014-01-08 15:19:39
Modified: 2014-02-12 14:09:20

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie River
GTN-P:CA 108
TC-Code:MS-01
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -05:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Coniferous Forest
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith
MAGT  (C) : 2.9
MAGT Depth (m) : 15.0
MAGT Date/ Period : Sept 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 2.9°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 15.0 m

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

 

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

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:16 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:15 m
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:24. Mar 2007
Type:Winter: road, summer: helicopter
Distance From Road:20 m
Type:natural: thermokarst
Slope:1 °
Aspect:213.7 °
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Vegetation:Thermokasted shrub fen
Landform:Eolian interdune
Lithology:Top 1.2 m – peat: black 1.2 to 4.5 m – Sand, saturated 4.5 to bottom - Clay
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Longitude:-121.105783 °
Latitude:61.626583 °
Elevation:198 m
EPSG:4326
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