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Permafrost Map for Northwestern Canada (Mackenzie Region), Version 1

The Permafrost Map for Northwestern Canada (Mackenzie Region) is a digital version of the 1:1,000,000 map produced by Heginbottom and Radburn [Heginbottom, J.A. and Radburn, L.K. (compilers) 1992. Permafrost and ground ice conditions of northwestern Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Map 1691A, scale 1:1 000 000.] The map provides information on permafrost distribution and ground ice conditions in the Mackenzie Region of northwestern Canada. The data set comprises three data layers: maps of permafrost zones, rivers, and lakes. The map themes (layers) are in the ESRI Shapefile spatial data format (ArcView files). The permafrost map codes continuous, discontinuous, intermediate, sporadic, and isolated permafrost, and glaciers. Data are available via ftp

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 70, S: 60, E: -120, W: -142

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1992 to 31 December 1992
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Sharon Smith, Sharon Smith

Data Citation

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Heginbottom, J.A. and Radburn, L.K. (compilers) 1992. Permafrost Map for Northwestern Canada (Mackenzie Region), Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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