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Compilation Details


Layer Name
Permafrost Database
Layer Type
Surficial Geology
Feature Type
Dataset


General Information

Update Frequency: Weekly
Released By: Yukon Geological Survey
Contact Info: YGS-surficial@yukon.ca
Summary: A database of geotechnical boreholes, ground temperature, and reports relating to permafrost in the Yukon.
Citation: Yukon Geological Survey, year accessed. Yukon Permafrost Database. Government of Yukon, https://service.yukon.ca/permafrost/, accessed (date indicated in readme file).

Downloads

Name Type Comment
Permafrost Database Website Web Web application Open Link
Geotechnical Borehole Dataset CSV ~2MB Download ZIP
Temperature Sensor Dataset CSV ~170MB Download ZIP
Permafrost Report Index CSV <1MB Download ZIP
Geotechnical Borehole Locations File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Temperature Sensor Locations File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Geotechnical Reports - Points File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Permafrost Reports - Points File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Geotechnical Reports - Line File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Permafrost Reports - Polygons File Geodatabase Download ZIP
Geotechnical Data Submission Template Excel Download XLSX
Temperature Data Submission Template Excel Download XLSX

Description

About the Yukon Permafrost Database

Permafrost degradation is impacting Yukon communities and infrastructure at increasing rates with costly consequences. Access to data describing Yukon permafrost is critical for supporting a variety of activities, including: community and infrastructure planning; climate change adaptation planning; and environmental assessments.Development of the Yukon Permafrost Database began in early 2019 to make permafrost data collected within Yukon accessible to a variety of users, including governments; academics; consultants; and the public. Work to date has focused on developing a data model and data standards; and establishing a database. Existing data sets were imported largely from various Government of Yukon branches.The database will be an evolving product that will be updated periodically as new data sources become available. We welcome data contributions from other sources, such as private; industry; and academia.For more information or if you would like to send us your feedback, contact ygs-surficial@yukon.ca.

Related References

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2022
Number Title Page(s) Document Type
YEG2021_3 Yukon Permafrost Database: A new baseline data resource Annual Report Paper