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Surficial Geology of Pelly Crossing (part of NTS 115I/15) Yukon (1:20 000-scale)
Reference Type
Yukon Geological Survey
Document Type
Open File (Geological - Surficial)

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Abstract: Local-scale surficial geology mapping was completed as part of a community hazards mapping program coordinated by the Northern Climate ExChange (Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College). This program assesses potential landscape hazards under changing future conditions by incorporating a variety of data sets, including surficial geology, topography (slope and aspect), permafrost distribution, site-specific permafrost data (e.g. ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity tomography and borehole data), analyses of past hydrological and climatological trends, and future climate projections. The surficial geology map describes surface landscape features, sediment texture, genetic material, surface expression and geomorphological processes. Detailed descriptions of local surficial geology and hazard analysis methodology are presented in the accompanying report. The accompanying landscape hazard classification map identifies existing and potential geological hazards such as landslides, permafrost stability and flooding; the hazard map is presented in stoplight colours to provide an intuitive tool for community decision makers aiming to incorporate an adaptation planning framework into existing land use management practices.
Authors: Kennedy, K.
Keywords: climate change, Community Hazards, geohazards, Geological Hazards, Geomorphology, hydrology, landscape hazards, landslides, Pelly Crossing, Permafrost, Surficial Geology
Map Scale: 1 : 20000
NTS Mapsheet(s): 115I15
Citation: Kennedy, K.E., 2011. Surficial geology of Pelly Crossing (part of NTS 115I/15), Yukon (1:20 000-scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2011-4.


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surficial map File is 9.41 MB Download PDF
hazard map File is 1.38 MB Download PDF
report File is 7.97 MB Download PDF

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NTS Mapsheet(s): 115I15

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