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Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada, Version 6
Entry ID: GGD353_6


Summary
Abstract: This project involves measuring regional and site variability in maximum annual active layer development and vertical surface movement over permafrost, and monitoring sites over time in order to observe trends. The project records maximum thaw penetration, maximum heave and subsidence, late season snow depths, current depth of thaw, elevation, and soil properties. Some sites are twinned with soil- and air-temperature recording equipment.

The project includes about 60 monitoring stations extending from Fort Simpson, Canada, in the upper Mackenzie River valley to the Beaufort Sea coast at North Head, Richards Island, Canada. Ten of the sites are part of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program. CALM site numbers are in parentheses after the site names: North Head (C3), Taglu (C4), Lousy Point (C5), Reindeer Depot (C7), Rengleng River (C8), Mountain River (C9), Norman Wells (C11), Ochre River (C13), Willowlake River (C14), and Fort Simpson (C15). See the CALM Program Web page for geographic coordinates and site history for all CALM sites.

These data are the property of the people of Canada and the responsibility of the Geological Survey of Canada. If published, adequate acknowledgment is expected. Please contact F. M. Nixon regarding use of the data set or access to the extended data.


Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 69.717 S: 61.883  E: -121.6  W: -134.95

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada, Version 6
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 6


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > Arctic and Subarctic Canada, including 10 Canadian


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >FREEZE/THAW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >FREEZE/THAW    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


F. MARK NIXON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 613 992 2469
Fax: 1 613 992 0190
Email: mnixon at nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


R. MACKAY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 604 822 2663
Fax: 1 604 822 6150
Contact Address:
217-1984 West Mall
City: Vancouver
Province or State: BC
Postal Code: V6T 1Z2
Country: Canada


NIXON, F. MARK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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