Digital Geotechnical Database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta Region
Entry ID: ggd637

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Summary
Abstract: The Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Database is a compilation of existing geological and geotechnical data for over 12,000 boreholes that extend from the arctic coast to northwestern Alberta. Additional information on site conditions such as terrain disturbance, vegetation and geomorphology are also included. The original database, compiled in the early 1970s by Proudfoot and Lawrence (1976), contained over 11,000 boreholes. Most of these data were obtained from pipeline and highway related field drilling programs conducted between 1970 and 1975. In the early 1990s approximately 1400 boreholes were added to the database. These data included some of the site investigations undertaken for the construction of the Norman Wells Pipeline Project and the Mackenzie Highway. The Geological Survey of Canada has compiled data for all boreholes into a searchable GIS compatible relational database in Microsoft Access format.
Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.5 S: 59.4  E: 119.0  W: 138.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Margo Burgess, Sharon Smith, and Ted Lawrence
Dataset Title: Digital Geotechnical Database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta Region
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd637.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1968-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Keywords
Boreholes
Engineering
geotechnical data
Permafrost


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_FGDC


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: GGD637

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/wdc/
Dataset ID: GGD637

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Frozen Ground Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
Dataset ID: GGD637

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC FGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Personnel
MARGO BURGESS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


SHARON SMITH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 613-947-7066
Fax: 613-992-0190
Email: ssmith at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


TED LAWRENCE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 613 995-7644
Fax: 613 992 0190
Email: lawrence at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


Publications/References
Burgess, M.M., Smith, S.L., Chartrand, J. and Lawarence, D.E. (in prep.) Digital geotechnical database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta region. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report. Lawrence, D.E. and Proudfoot, D.A. 1976. Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Data Bank - Hard Copy; Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files 421 to 425, 22 p + microfiches. Proudfoot, D.A. and Lawrence, D.E. 1976. Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Data Bank, Tape Description Manual; Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 350, 21 p.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-24

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