Laboratory and field studies to investigate isotope effects occurring during the formation of permafrost: M74-3/79-16E-PDF

"Significant and systematic variations in oxygen-18 and tritium contents were documented in field cores collected in 1974 along the Mackenzie Valley and Polar Gas pipeline routes. As a result of these findings a laboratory program was initiated in the fall of 1977 to investigate these isotope variations under controlled conditions which simulate the growth of permafrost. This report describes the work completed during the second year of the program in developing the equipment and experimental procedures. Data obtained during the first five experimental runs are discussed in relation to fundamental guidelines for future experiments and in relation to the effect the variations produced or not produced will have on the interpretation of the naturally occurring isotopic variations"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. Earth Physics Branch.
Title Laboratory and field studies to investigate isotope effects occurring during the formation of permafrost
Series Title Earth Physics Branch open file ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Title from cover. At head of title: Geothermal Service of Canada. Digitized edition from print produced 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada]
Date 1978.
Number of Pages iv, 65 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M74-3/79-16E-PDF
Subject Terms Geochemistry, Permafrost