Norman Wells Pipeline Thermal Monitoring Database

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD635

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Margo Burgess and Sharon Smith
Publication Date: 20030609
Title: Norman Wells Pipeline Thermal Monitoring Database
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd635.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19840101
Ending Date: 20011231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -126.9°
East Bounding Coordinate: -119.2°
North Bounding Coordinate: 65.3°
South Bounding Coordinate: 59.4°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Environmental disturbance
Theme Keyword: Ground temperatures
Theme Keyword: Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Pipeline

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Margo Burgess
Contact Organization: Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
State or Province: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 996 9317
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 613 992 0190
Contact Electronic Mail Address: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD635

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120919

Metadata Review Date:

20120919

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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