(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1981)

Document title

Analysis of synergistic systems for evaluating terrain sensitivity to disturbance of icy permafrost in the Mackenzie River Valley, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



An extensive land classification for the Mackenzie River valley has been combined with an analysis of synergistic systems, to quantify field units for a more comprehensive terrain evaluation than could have been produced by either field or analytical work alone. The empirical prediction of ice content and its distribution within different environments has been used with field data to develop a classification for sensitivity of the landscape to damage from disturbance. The zone of most rapidly changing sensitivity which occurs around Fort Norman and Norman Wells as the Discontinous merges into the Continuous Permafrost Zone has been quantified.


Article of periodic

published at : Biuletyn peryglacjalny Lodz

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 28 [pp. 15-31]

Bibliographic references : 15réf.



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