Steep Creek Base (Steep-01)

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Created: 2014-02-12 15:07:24
Modified: 2014-02-13 09:47:18

Active: No
Country:Canada
Site:Mackenzie River
GTN-P:CA 114a
TC-Code:Steep-01
Responsible Countries: Canada,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -05:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Other
Responsible Person:Sharon Smith

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report value for most recent year or 12 month interval 1.6°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above) 5.6 m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above September 2007-08

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:14 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Drilling Method:Rubber track-mounted M5T drill rig
Date Drilled:01. Feb 2006
Type:Winter: road, summer: helicopter
Distance From Road:20 m
Type:Anthropogenic: At edge of pipeline right-of-way
Slope:1 °
Aspect:39 °
Permafrost Thickness:0 m
Permafrost Zone:Discontinuous
Vegetation:Mixed, white spruce, jackpine, aspen, birch
Landform:Alluvial and colluvial, north facing slope of stream valley (site at edge of right-of-way)
Lithology:Clay to 3 m, cobbles and boulders between 3 and 8 m, clay to 14 m
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Longitude:-124.37416667 °
Latitude:64.19027778 °
Elevation:147.83538818 m
EPSG:4326
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