Marmot Basin #2

General Information

Created: 2014-02-11 13:18:06
Modified: 2014-02-11 13:31:17

Active: No
Site:Rocky Mountains
GTN-P:CA 49b
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -07:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Tundra
Responsible Person:Stuart Harris

Permafrost present, varies.

May also appear in new Russian Journal in Russian when translation complete.

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

Not present (it never is in lower latitudes or near permafrost margins)

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 [ ] 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 At site (snow data submitted in separate table)

Depth:16.8 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:16.7 m
Drilling Method:Rotary drill with water cooling
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1979
Distance From Road:2000 m
Type:anthropogenic: Ski? Slope on alpine tundra, compacting of snow only
Slope:6 °
Aspect:180 °
Permafrost Zone:Isolated Patches
Vegetation:Alpine tundra
Landform:Bench on till covered fossil rock glacier
Lithology:Till covered fossil rock glacier
Morphology:Bench on mountain side >1.5 km (townsite to top of Marmot Mtn.)
Access Timeseries
Bibliographic References
Geografiska Annaler, 2000 in press - Twenty years of data on climate-permafrost-active layer variations at the lower limit of alpine permafrost, Marmot Basin, Jasper National Park, Canada
Builetyn Peryglacjalny #38 - Heat transfer processes at the lower limit of alpine permafrost, Marmot Basin, Jasper National Park (supposed to be published last year)

Do we have wrong or old data? Let us know via Email


Longitude:-118.11275 °
Latitude:52.79347222 °
Elevation:2187.27709961 m
Meta Data Completeness
Percentage of information fields provided for this monitoring site!