Marmot Basin #2

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

Active: No
Country:Canada
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
Type:hiking
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.)
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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)

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Longitude:-118.11275 °
Latitude:52.79347222 °
Elevation:2187.27709961 m
EPSG:4326
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