Billy Creek North BCN-01

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Created: 2014-01-09 11:42:14
Modified: 2014-02-12 10:39:37

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie Mountains
GTN-P:CA 92
TC-Code:BCN-01
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -07:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Coniferous Forest
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith
MAGT  (C) : -0.2
MAGT Depth (m) : 5.0
MAGT Date/ Period : Sept 2008 deepest

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report value for most recent year or 12 month interval -0.3°C

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

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 14.0 m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above September 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: Yes [ ] No [X]    Snow thickness: Yes [ ] No[X]   Density: Yes [ ] No[X]

 

Depth:19.8 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:14 m
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:06. Mar 2007
Type:Helicopter in summer, winter road
Distance From Road:20 m
Slope:22 °
Aspect:31 °
Permafrost Thickness:>14 m
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Vegetation:Peat cover with dense-forested black spruce and mixed shrub.
Landform:Alluvial and eolian sediments overlying low-lying lacustrine plain.
Lithology:Peat over Sand and topsoil to 0.5 m Sand to 11.0 m Clay to bottom of hole at 19.8 m
Morphology:Plain
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Bibliographic References
Smith, S.L., Ye, S. and Ednie, M., 2007. Enhancement of permafrost monitoring network and collection of baseline environmental data between Fort Good Hope and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2007-B7, 10 p. http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=224524

Smith, S.L., Nguyen, T.N., Riseborough, D.W., Ednie, M., Ye, S. and Chartrand, J., 2008. Preliminary ground-thermal data for permafrost monitoring sites established in 2007 between Fort Good Hope and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Geological Survey of Canada Current Research 2008-20, 9p. http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=226049

Smith, S.L., Chartrand, J., Nguyen, T.N., Riseborough, D.W., Ednie, M., and Ye, S., 2009. Geotechnical database and descriptions of permafrost monitoring sites established 2006-07 in the central and southern Mackenzie Corridor; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6041. http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=226435

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Longitude:-127.473575 °
Latitude:62.705105 °
Elevation:2134.082764 m
EPSG:4326
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