Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT): Bylot Island study site

Two sites located in two different environments (mesic and humid) were sampled and monitored. Two boreholes were drilled in the permafrost at each site. Frozen cores were brought back in the laboratory for multiple geotechical and geochemical analyses (e.g. ground ice content and structure, ground water content, thermal conductivity, ct-scan analyses, specific gravity, grain-size analyses, microbial analyses, and C/H/N determination). One borehole was instrumented with a thermistor string down to 3 m under the ground surface to monitor its hourly thermal regime. At the same location, 5 "time domain reflectometry" probes (TDR) were installed in the active layer to measure and log gravimetric water content hourly at various depth. At both sites (mesic and humid) 6 vegetation surveys were done (photographs, vegetation height, dominant growth forms, percent cover, etc). Also, 6 soils pits were described and sampled in the active layer. This work follows the ADAPT Standard Protocols (

Metadata Access
Creator Daniel Fortier; Audrey Veillette; Esther Lévesque; Etienne Godin; Florent Dominé; Stéphanie Coulombe
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact daniel.fortier(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-81.000W, 72.000S, -78.000E, 74.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-06-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z