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Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Nixon, F. Mark
Publication_Date: 20030522
Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Edition: 6
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: GGD353
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/GGD353
Description:
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:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Aylsworth, J.M., and P.A. Egginton. 1994. Sensitivity of slopes to climate change. Mackenzie Basin Impact Study, Interim report #2, Proceedings of the sixth biennial AES/DIAND meeting on northern climate & mid study workshop of the Mackenzie basin impact study. Environment Canada. Dyke, L.D., 2000. Stability of permafrost slopes in the Mackenzie Valley; In The Physical Environment of the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories: A Base Line for the Assessment of Environmental Change, Dyke LD, Brooks GR (eds). Bulletin 547, Geological Survey of Canada, p. 161–169. Edlund, S.A., B.T. Alt, and K.L. Young. 1989. Interaction of climate, vegetation, and soil hydrology at Hot Weather Creek, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories. In Current Research 1989-D. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Hinzman, L.D., and D.L. Kane. 1992. Potential response of an arctic watershed during a period of global warming. Journal of Geophysical Research 97(D3): 2811-2820. Kokelj S.V. and C.R. Burn, 2005. Geochemistry of the active layer and near-surface permafrost, Mackenzie delta region, Northwest Territories, Canada; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42(1), p. 37-48. Mackay, J.R. 1976. Ice-wedges as indicators of recent climatic change, western Arctic coast. In Current Research 1976-A. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Mackay, J.R. 1975. The stability of permafrost and recent climatic change in the Mackenzie Valley, N.W.T. In Report of Activities, Part B, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 75-1B. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Mackay, J.R. 1973. A frost tube for the determination of freezing in the active layer above permafrost. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 10: 392-396. Nixon, F.M. 2000. Thaw-depth monitoring. In Physical Environment of the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories: a Base Line for the Assessment of Environmental Change, L.D. Dyke and G.R. Brooks, eds. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 547: 119-126. Nixon, F.M., and A.E. Taylor. 1998. Regional active layer monitoring across the sporadic, discontinuous and continuous permafrost zones, Mackenzie Valley, northwestern Canada. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Permafrost, Yellowknife. Nixon, F.M., A.E. Taylor, V.S. Allen, and F. Wright. 1995. Active layer monitoring in natural environments, lower Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories. In Current Research 1995-B. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Nixon, F.M., and A.E. Taylor. 1994. Active layer monitoring in natural environments, Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories. In Current Research 1994-B. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Nixon, F.M., C. Tarnocai, and L. Kutny. 2003. Long-term active layer monitoring: Mackenzie Valley, northwest Canada. In Permafrost, Vol. 2, M. Philips, S. Springman, and L.U. Arenson, eds. Lisse, The Netherlands: A.A. Balkema Publishers, Swets & Zeitlinger. Smith, S.L., M.M. Burgess, and F.M. Nixon. 2001. Response of active-layer and permafrost temperatures to warming during 1998 in the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories and at Canadian Forces Station Alert and Baker Lake, Nunavut. In Current Research 2001-E5. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Tarnocai C., F.M. Nixon, and L. Kutny. 2004. Circumpolar Active-Layer Monitoring (CALM) sites in the Mackenzie Valley, northwestern Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 15(2): 141-153. Quinton WL, Shirazi T, Carey SK, Pomeroy JW., 2005. Soil water storage and active-layer development in a sub-alpine tundra hillslope, southern Yukon Territory, Canada; Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 16: p. 369–382. Waelbroeck, C., P. Monfray, W.C. Oechel, S. Hastings, and G. Vourlitis. 1997. The impact of permafrost thawing on the carbon dynamics of tundra. Geophysical Research Letters 24: 229-232. Wolfe, S.A., E. Kotler, and F.M. Nixon. 2000. Recent warming impacts in the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, and northern Yukon Territory coastal areas. In Current Research 2000-B1. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada. Document is available online at: http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/bookstore/.
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19910101
Ending_Date: 20071231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -134.95
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.6
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 69.717
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.883
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > FREEZE/THAW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: Active Layer
Theme_Keyword: Geocryology
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Theme_Keyword: Permafrost
Theme_Keyword: Snow
Theme_Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme_Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Thaw
Theme_Keyword: Thermokarst
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ARCTIC AND SUBARCTIC CANADA, INCLUDING 10 CANADIAN
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: F. MARK NIXON
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: R. MACKAY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Geological Survey of Canada
Address: 191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of British Columbia
Address: Department of Geography
Address: 217-1984 West Mall
City: Vancouver
State_or_Province: BC
Postal_Code: V6T 1Z2
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 613-992-2469
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 604-822-2663
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 613-992-0190
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 604-822-6150
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mnixon@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
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Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC FGDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Resource_Description: GGD353
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
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Transfer_Size: 865 KB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
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DATA CENTER URL
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CALM Program
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Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030522
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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