Entry_ID: GGD503
Entry_Title: Canadian Geothermal Data Collection: Deep permafrost temperatures and thickness of permafrost
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: Alan
   Last_Name: Judge
   Phone: 1 613 996-9323 
   Fax: 1 613  992-2468 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Terrain Services Division
      Address: 601 Booth St.
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Alan
   Last_Name: Taylor
   Email: altaylor@kcorp.com
   Phone: 1 250 656-0690 
   Fax: 1 250  656-2162 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: 9379 Maryland Drive
      City: Sidney
      Province_or_State: BC
      Postal_Code: V8L 2R5
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Margo
   Last_Name: Burgess
   Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 613 996 9317 
   Fax: 1 613  992 0190 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Natural Resources Canada
      Address: 601 Booth Street
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Vic
   Last_Name: Allen
   Group: Contact_Address
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Anne
   Last_Name: Wilkinson
   Group: Contact_Address
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Boreholes
Keyword: Engineering
Keyword: Geothermal
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Keyword: Permafrost Temperature
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1965-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1997-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 60
   Northernmost_Latitude: 85
   Westernmost_Longitude: -151
   Easternmost_Longitude: -60
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: CANADA, ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE, NORTH OF 60 DEGREES NORTH
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-30
DIF_Revision_History: added creator / pub info