(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Near-surface ground-ice distribution, Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, Western Arctic Coast, Canada

published at : Permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta, Canada. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MORSE P.D. (1) ; BURN C.R. (1) ; KOKELJ S.V. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, CANADA
(2) Renewable Resources and Environment, Indian and Northern Affairs, Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, CANADA


The variation in near-surface ground-ice content of the uppermost 1 m of permafrost was examined by drilling 71 sites within the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary of the outer Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories. The primary aims of the research were : 1) to characterise near-surface ground-ice conditions by terrain type; 2) to investigate the geomorphological controls on ground-ice development; and 3) to estimate, for alluvial wetlands, the combined effect of potential subsidence from ground-ice degradation and relative sea-level rise


Thematical fascicle

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 20, no 2 [pp. 155-171]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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