GGD353_6

Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada, Version 6

Version 6 eng; usa
  • 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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    Quality
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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Active Layer
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Frozen Ground
    • Active Layer
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Freeze/Thaw
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Freeze/Thaw
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Periglacial Processes
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Frozen Ground
    • Periglacial Processes
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Agriculture
    • Soils
    • Permafrost
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Permafrost
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Permafrost
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Depth
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow Depth
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Agriculture
    • Soils
    • Soil Moisture/Water Content
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Soils
    • Soil Moisture/Water Content
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Agriculture
    • Soils
    • Soil Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Soil Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Frozen Ground
    • Soil Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Soils
    • Soil Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Topography
    • Terrain Elevation
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Arctic and Subarctic Canada, including 10 Canadian

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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    ORIGINATOR

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Data Contacts

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    Technical Contact
    F. Nixon

    191- 601 rue Booth Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E8

    • 1 613 992 2469
    • 1 613 992 0190
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    Technical Contact
    R. Mackay

    217-1984 West Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

    • 1 604 822 2663
    • 1 604 822 6150
  • Nixon,
    Technical Contact
    Nixon, Mark

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    User Services
    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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    • Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada, Version 6
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center