Influence of climatic and terrain factors on ground temperatures at three locations in the permafrost region of Canada

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SubjectPermafrost; Soils; climatic loads; geothermics; cold regions
AbstractRegular periodic measurements (at least monthly) of ground temperatures are being taken by the Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, at three locations in northern Canada to assess the influence of climatic and terrain factors on permafrost. These are Thompson, Manitoba (55 degrees 48 minutes N, 97 degrees 52 minutes W), situated in the southern part of the discontinuous permafrost zone, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (62 degrees 28 minutes N, 114 degrees 27 minutes W), in the northern part of the discontinuous permafrost zone, and Devon Island (76 degrees N), located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (Queen Elizabeth Islands) in the northern part of the continuous zone. Ground temperature measurements with thermocouple cables down to the 15-m depth in various types of terrain are being taken at these locations and analyzed to determine the range of mean annual ground temperatures that may exist at any one site in the permafrost region.
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PublisherNational Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., Publ.
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierDBR-RP-593
NRC number13844
2717
NPARC number20374048
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