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Norman Wells Pipeline Thermal Monitoring Database

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Entry ID

GGD635

Summary

The Geological Survey of Canada has maintained a network of permafrost thermal monitoring sites along the Norman Wells pipeline corridor between Norman Wells (NWT) and Zama, Alberta, since 1984. A total of 23 thermal fences or instrumented cross-sections have been established at which ground temperatures are measured both on and off the pipeline right-of-way (ROW). The design of the thermal fence allows an investigation of the effect of ROW clearing, pipeline trenching, installation and operation on the ground temperature and also to compare the thermal regime of the ROW and the surrounding terrain. Temperatures are measured to depths of 5 m close to the pipe and at a depth of 20 m between 4 and 10 m from the pipe and off-ROW. Initial manual data collection was at monthly to bi-monthly intervals decreasing to one to three times annually in later years. In the mid 1990s, a number of temperature cables were connected to dataloggers to provide high frequency measurements.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 65.3°     S: 59.4°     E: -119.2°     W: -126.9°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Margo Burgess and Sharon Smith
Dataset Title: Norman Wells Pipeline Thermal Monitoring Database
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd635.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1984-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA MACKENZIE VALLEY, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • Environmental disturbance
  • Ground temperatures
  • Permafrost
  • Pipeline

Data Center

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: CD-ROM

Personnel

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

Sharon Smith
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 947-7066
Fax: 1 613 992-0190
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • 601 Booth St.

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

Reference

Burgess, M.M. 1986. Norman Wells pipeline monitoring sites ground temperature data file: 1984-1985. Energy Mines and Resources Canada, Earth Physics Branch Open File 86-6, 21 pp + appendices.

Burgess, M.M. 1987. Norman Wells pipeline monitoring sites ground temperature data file: 1986. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1621, 260 pp.

Burgess, M.M. and Naufal, J.A. 1989. Norman Wells pipeline monitoring sites ground temperature data file: 1987. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1987, 27 pp. +appendices.

Burgess, M.M. and Naufal, J.A. 1990. Norman Wells pipeline monitoring sites ground temperature data file: 1987. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2155, 203 pp..

Burgess, M.M. and Naufal, J.A. 1991. Norman Wells pipeline monitoring sites ground temperature data file: 1989. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2406, 127 pp.

MacInnes, K.L., Burgess, M.M., Harry, D.G. and Baker, T.H.W. 1989. Permafrost and terrain research and monitoring: Norman Wells Pipeline, Volume 1 Environmental and Engineering Considerations. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Environmental Studies No. 64, 132 pp.

MacInnes, K.L., Burgess, M.M., Harry, D.G. and Baker, T.H.W. 1990. Permafrost and terrain research and monitoring: Norman Wells Pipeline, Volume 2 Research and Monitoring Results 1983-1988. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Environmental Studies No. 64, 204 pp.

Pilon, J.A., Burgess, M.M., Judge, A.S., Allen, V.S., MacInnes, K.L., Harry, D.G., Tarnocai, C. and Baker, H. 1989. Norman Wells to Zama pipeline permafrost and terrain research and monitoring program: site establishment report. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2044, 332 pp.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-19

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