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Eolian Features in Northern North America and Greenland
Entry ID: Canada_GSC_EolianFeatures


Summary
Abstract: An Excel spreadsheet listing localities in northern North America (north of
40?N) and Greenland with features or deposits formed by the wind from the last
glacial maximum to the present day. Features are directly dated by radiocarbon
and other numerical methods. Also listed are features for which ages have been
inferred stratigraphically, including dunes, leoss, and sand. Wind direction
is also available.This database is to synthesize information pertaining to
paleoenvironmental conditions (specifically glaciation, climate and sea level
change) in glaciated North America from the last glacial maximum to the
present.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 40.0  E: -11.0  W: -168.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division
Dataset Title: Eolian Features in Northern North America and Greenland
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences Division


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >RADIOCARBON    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]


Access Constraints
A map portrayal of data available as of 1993 is available in Dyke, A.S., 1996.
Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3296.


Keywords
GCMD
Carbon 14
Carbon Isotopes
GEOCHEMISTRY
GEOMORPHOLOGY
PALEONTOLOGY


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Terrain Sciences Division,Geological Survey of Canada-Atlantic, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences

Data Center Personnel
Name: ART DYKE
Phone: +01-613-992-0643
Fax: +01-613-992-0190
Email: adyke at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Contact distributor


Personnel
DAVID LEMIEUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-992-4917
Fax: +01-613-992-0190
Email: dlemieux at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
601 Booth Street, Room 362
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


ART DYKE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-992-0643
Fax: +01-613-992-0190
Email: adyke at NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-09-13



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