Title Geotechnical database and descriptions of permafrost monitoring sites established 2006-07 in the central and southern Mackenzie Corridor
Author Smith, S.L.; Chartrand, J.; Nguyen, T.N.; Riseborough, D.W.; Ednie, M.; Ye, S.
Source Open-File Report - Geological Survey of Canada, No.6041, 188p. 1 disc. Publisher: Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. Accessed on Aug. 10, 2011 GeoRef Acc. No: 309762
Index Terms boreholes; classifications; computer applications; frozen ground; ground ice; ice; landforms; permafrost; soils; soil classification; soil temperature; temperature; Mackenzie River valley; Canada-- Northwest Territories--Norman Wells; Billy Creek North; Canada; Cenozoic; Chick Lake; classification; data bases; data processing; Donnelly River; Elliot Creek; Gibson Lake; Hanna River; land use; monitoring; Norman Wells Northwest Territories; Northwest Territories; Oscar Creek; Quaternary; sampling; Snafu Creek; Western Canada
Abstract The Geological Survey of Canada of Natural Resources Canada conducted a major field program between 2005 and 2007 to address gaps in baseline environmental information in the Mackenzie Valley associated with proposed transportation and resource development corridors. A total of 43 boreholes were drilled in the Mackenzie corridor south of Fort Good Hope and 33 of these holes were preserved and instrumented with temperature cables. Geotechnical information and initial ground temperature data from these boreholes has been compiled in a relational database presented in MS Access format and as ASCII text files. Graphic presentations of the data are also provided along with information on site characteristics and photographs. The baseline information provided meets the needs of a number of users including those involved in planning northern development, infrastructure design and the regulatory process.
URL http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/moreinfo_e.php?id=226435
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 65006350