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Digital Geotechnical Database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta Region

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Entry ID

GGD637

Summary

The Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Database is a compilation of existing geological and geotechnical data for over 12,000 boreholes that extend from the arctic coast to northwestern Alberta. Additional information on site conditions such as terrain disturbance, vegetation and geomorphology are also included. The original database, compiled in the early 1970s by Proudfoot and Lawrence (1976), contained over 11,000 boreholes. Most of these data were obtained from pipeline and highway related field drilling programs conducted between 1970 and 1975. In the early 1990s approximately 1400 boreholes were added to the database. These data included some of the site investigations undertaken for the construction of the Norman Wells Pipeline Project and the Mackenzie Highway. The Geological Survey of Canada has compiled data for all boreholes into a searchable GIS compatible relational database in Microsoft Access format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 70.5°     S: 59.4°     E: 138°     W: 119°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Margo Burgess, Sharon Smith, and Ted Lawrence
Dataset Title: Digital Geotechnical Database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta Region
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-12
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd637.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1968-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Permafrost
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Ancillary Keywords

  • Boreholes
  • Engineering
  • geotechnical data
  • Permafrost

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

FGDC

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

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

Ted Lawrence
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 995-7644
Fax: 1 613 992 0190
Email: lawrence@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., Smith, S.L., Chartrand, J. and Lawarence, D.E. (in prep.) Digital geotechnical database for the Mackenzie Valley/Delta region. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report.

Lawrence, D.E. and Proudfoot, D.A. 1976. Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Data Bank - Hard Copy; Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files 421 to 425, 22 p + microfiches.

Proudfoot, D.A. and Lawrence, D.E. 1976. Mackenzie Valley Geotechnical Data Bank, Tape Description Manual; Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 350, 21 p.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-24

Metadata Views

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U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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