Nature and history of ground ice in the Yukon: M74-3/85-11E-PDF

isotope investigations /

"Massive ice and ice-rich sediments from a number of sites in central and northern Yukon have been examined stratigraphically and isotopically. Within the central Yukon, ice-wedge ice, segregated ice and frost-blister ice have been identified. Along the northern Yukon coastal plain, massive ice and ice-rich sediments, exposed in the headwalls of progressive thaw slides, have been interpreted as ice-wedge ice, segregated ice and buried glacier ice. The buried glacier ice, probably of early Wisconsinan age, exists near King Point, Kay Point, and on Herschel Island in what have been described as ice-thrust moraines. Each ice type displays a characteristic isotopic signature which is useful in identifying the origin of the ice"--Abstract, p. 2.

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Department/Agency Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. Earth Physics Branch.
Title Nature and history of ground ice in the Yukon
Subtitle isotope investigations /
Series Title Earth Physics Branch open file = Dossier public de la Direction de la Physique du Globe ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Title from cover. At head of title: Geothermal Service of Canada = Service géothermique du Canada. Digitized edition from print produced 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada]
Date 1985.
Number of Pages ix, 126 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M74-3/85-11E-PDF
Subject Terms Permafrost, Stratigraphy