Lacustrine and amphibian ERT surveys acquired in the region of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada


This dataset contains seven Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) profiles taken in September 2021 at “Lake 3”, a thermokarst lake near the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk-Highway (ITH), about 50 km north of Inuvik (NWT, Canada). The measurements were part of the “Mackenzie Delta Permafrost Field Campaign” (mCan2021) within the “Modular Observation solutions for Earth Systems” (MOSES) program. The collected profiles consist of numerous adjacent vertical soundings in a (quasi-symmetric) reciprocal Wenner-Schlumberger array. In addition to surveys on the lake, using a floating cable towed behind a boat, two “amphibian” profiles were taken. Starting as purely terrestrial surveys using metal spike electrodes, the cable was then moved towards the lake with some of the electrodes floating on the water surface, and some still on land. The aim of the study was to determine permafrost properties on the land, to detect a possible talik beneath the lake and to especially be able to infer the transition between the two below the shoreline.

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Creator Overduin, Pier Paul ORCID logo; Ryberg, Trond ORCID logo; Haberland, Christian; Erkens, Ephraim
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 12060 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-133.542W, 68.775S, -133.539E, 68.777N); Lake 3
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-09-18T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-09-23T22:28:34Z