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Canadian Geothermal Data Collection: Deep permafrost temperatures and thickness of permafrost

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Entry ID

GGD503

Summary

Precision temperature measurements have been made in some 150 deep wells and holes drilled in the course of natural resource exploration in the permafrost regions of Northern Canada. In most cases, holes were logged by lowering a probe containing a regions of Northern Canada. In most cases, holes were logged by lowering a probe containing a thermistor incrementally down the well, in other cases multi-thermistor cables were left in the holes and periodic measurements taken. In the 1990's, a few holes were logged by a automatic quasi- continuous logging system. Most holes were logged annually for 5-10 years after drilling completion, and measured temperatures show the disturbance due to drilling and the gradual recovery to near-undisturbed conditions. Some holes in the collection are of depth less than 125 m. Permafrost thicknesses are estimated at each well or hole from the depth of the 0 degree Celsius isotherm. This data collection provides the highest quality of permafrost temperature and permafrost thickness information available for Northern Canada. Other data are the large number of downhole temperature and permafrost thickness estimates taken during commercial well logging of petroleum exploration wells, and are by nature of lesser quality. These data are not included in this data set, but references to compilations of this data are provided. A short text (2000 words), tables of site locations and permafrost thicknesses with small-scale maps, and an extensive bibliography accompany the data collection. The file structure and contents of each file are well described. The text is sufficient to locate the data of interest, and the file description is adequate for a user to recover the parameters of interest. The data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 85°     S: 60°     E: -60°     W: -151°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Taylor, A., M.M. Burgess, V. Allen, and A. Wilkinson
Dataset Title: Canadian Geothermal Data Collection: Deep permafrost temperatures and thickness of permafrost
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd503.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1965-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA CANADA, ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE, NORTH OF 60 DEGREES NORTH

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Boreholes
  • Engineering
  • Geothermal
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Permafrost Temperature
  • Soil Properties
  • Thermal Properties

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@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
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Alan Judge
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1 613 996-9323
Fax: 1 613 992-2468
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Terrain Services Division
  • 601 Booth St.

City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Alan Taylor
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 250 656-0690
Fax: 1 250 656-2162
Email: altaylor@kcorp.com
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • 9379 Maryland Drive

City: Sidney
Province or State: BC
Postal Code: V8L 2R5
Country: Canada

Margo Burgess
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 996 9317
Fax: 1 613 992 0190
Email: mburgess@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

Vic Allen
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

    Country: Canada

    Anne Wilkinson
    Role: INVESTIGATOR
    Contact Address:

      Country: Canada

      Reference

      Judge, A., Duguid, A., Taylor, A., and Allen, V. (1989) The automatic well temperature measuring system installed at Cape Allison C-47, offshore well, Arctic Islands of Canada: 1. Concept and deployment; Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 28, p. 89-94.

      Taylor, A., Judge, A., and Allen, V. (1989) The automatic well temperature measuring system installed at Cape Allison C-47, offshore well, Arctic Islands of Canada: 2. Data retrieval and analysis of the thermal regime; Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 28, p 95- 101.

      Taylor, Alan, Judge, Alan and Allen, Vic. (1989) Recovery of precise offshore permafrost temperatures from a deep geotechnical hole, Canadian Beaufort Sea; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 89-1D, p. 119-123.

      Taylor, A.E., and Judge, A.S. (1987) Reconstruction of marine transgression history from an offshore ground temperature profile, Esso Angasak L-03 wellsite, Beaufort Sea; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 88-1D, p. 137-142.

      Burgess, M.M., Judge, A.S., and Taylor, A.E. (1982) Yukon ground temperature data collection - 1966 to August 1981; Earth Physics Branch Open File 82-1; Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 138 p.

      Taylor, A.E., Burgess, M.M., Judge, A.S., and Allen, V.S (1982) Canadian geothermal data collection - Northern Wells 1981; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 13, 153 p.

      Judge, A.S., Taylor, A.E., Burgess, M.M., and Allen, V.S. (1981) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1978-80; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 12, 190 p.

      Taylor, A.E. (1980) A permafrost monitoring programme at Alert, N.W.T. - The first year of data; Earth Physics Branch, Open File 80-17, iv+31 p. 80-17, iv+31 p.

      Brown, R.J.E., Judge, A.S., Pilon, J., Taylor, A.E., and (1979) Gratton-Bellew, P. A permafrost monitoring programme at Alert, N.W.T. - Project Description and Preliminary Results; Earth Physics Branch, Open File 79-5, 48 p.

      Judge, A.S., Taylor, A.E., and Burgess, M.M.(1979) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1977-78; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 11, 187 p.

      Judge,A.S., Taylor, A.E., and Rutledge, L.(1979) A supplement to the Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1977-78; Earth Physics Branch, Open File 79-13, 64 p.

      Taylor, A.E. and Judge, A.S. (1977) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1976-77; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 10, 194 p. Series 10, 194 p.

      Taylor, A.E. and Judge, A.S. (1976) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1975; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 6, 142 p.

      Taylor, A.E. and Judge, A.S. (1975) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells 1975; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 3, 170 p.

      Taylor, A.E., and Judge, A.S. (1974) Canadian Geothermal Data Collection - Northern Wells, 1955 to February 1974; Earth Physics Branch, Geothermal Series 1, 171 p.

      Metadata Name and Version

      Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
      Metadata Version: 9.7

      Creation and Review Dates

      DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
      Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-30

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