Data Set ID:
GGD620

Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada, Version 1

The Canadian permafrost thickness database includes publicly available information from published and unpublished sources for 1005 sites; 916 of these are terrestrial sites ,and 89 are marine sites. Much of the data were collected between 1960 and the mid 1980s. The depth of the 0 deg C isotherm and the base of ice-bearing permafrost is recorded in the database. Also included is information on site characteristics such as air temperature, geology and vegetation, which influence the thickness of permafrost at a particular site. The database has been published as a Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report which also includes a series of maps and graphs which illustrate site distribution, permafrost thickness and other attributes of the database.

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Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost > PERMAFROST
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost > PERMAFROST
  • Soils > Permafrost > PERMAFROST
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • Soils > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
  • Vegetation > Vegetation Cover > VEGETATION COVER
Data Format(s):Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
N: 82.5, 
S: 48.9, 
E: -56.4, 
W: -141
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1960 to 31 December 1985
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Sharon Smith, Margo Burgess

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