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Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Entry ID: GGD353

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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- ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 69.72   S: 61.88   E: -121.6   W: -134.95

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nixon, F. Mark
Dataset Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Dataset Series Name: GGD353
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-22
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 6
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
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Data Center
Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 865 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 613-992-2469
Fax: 613-992-0190
Email: mnixon at
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Canada
191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
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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 ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18