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National Permafrost Database in Canada
Entry ID: Canada_GSC_NationalPermafrostDB


Summary
Abstract: The National Permafrost Database contains data on permafrost thermal regime,
permafrost thickness and active layer characteristics in Canada. The data has
been measured and/or compiled by the GSC over the last 30 years, as both
published and unpublished databases. Site attributes include: type of
observation (shallow or deep), status of measurement program (active monitoring
or inactive), active layer depth, permafrost temperature data, permafrost
thickness, other site or material characteristics, responsible agency and
published references.Canadian permafrost baseline data and monitoring
activities contribute to GCOS (Global Climate Observation System) climate
change programs of the World Meteorological Organization. The data is relevant
to many clients and stakeholders involved in northern exploration.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 84.0 S: 42.0  E: -52.0  W: -141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division
Dataset Title: National Permafrost Database in Canada
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, National Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division
Online Resource: http://sts.gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/clf/geoserv_permafrost.asp


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > YUKON TERRITORY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]


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None


Use Constraints
Crown copyright


Keywords
GCMD
ACTIVE MEASURMENTS
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
ENVIROMENTAL GEOLOGY
ENVIRONMENT
HYDROGEOLOGY
HYDROLOGY
MARINE
MARINE GEOLOGY
PASSIVE MEASURMENTS
PERMAFROST
SURFICIAL
SURFICIAL GEOLOGY


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Terrain Sciences Division,Geological Survey of Canada-Atlantic, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARGO BURGESS
Phone: 613 996 9317
Fax: 613 992 0190
Email: mburgess at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
DAVID LEMIEUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-992-4917
Fax: +01-613-992-0190
Email: dlemieux at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
601 Booth Street, Room 362
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


MARGO BURGESS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 613 996 9317
Fax: 613 992 0190
Email: mburgess at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-06-04



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