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OFR 2018-02

Turtle Mountain Decommission Project, Alberta (NTS 82G): Summary Report and Historical Signs

The TMMS began as a near-real-time remote monitoring system that provided data from a network of sensors located on Turtle Mountain. On April 1, 2005, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, now the AER, through the AGS, took ownership of this ... Show Abstract

Yusifbayov, J.  Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Warren, J.E.  2018-04-18

OFR 2017-03

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2015 Data and Activity Summary

Abstract: Since 2005, Turtle Mountain has been the site of ongoing monitoring and research focused on understanding the structure and kinematics of movements of the unstable eastern slopes. As this site provides a rich dataset and optimal conditions for the application of new and evolving warning and characterization technologies, the site has been termed the ‘Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory’. This report provides a summary of both the results and the lessons learned from the Turtle Mountain monitoring system (TMMS) and from studies undertaken by the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) and collaborators between January 1 and December 31, 2015. The TMMS is a near-real-time early warning monitoring system that provides data from a network of eight geotechnical sensors on South Peak of Turtle Mountain (site of the 1903 Frank Slide) in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. As of April 1, 2005, the AGS took ownership of this system and the responsibility for long-term monitoring, interpretation of data, and notification of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency should significant movements occur. As part of this responsibility, the AGS performs an annual detailed review of the data stream. To help in this interpretation, the AGS initiated specific studies to better understand the structure of the mountain and its relationship to the style and rate of movement seen in recent and historical deformations of South Peak. These studies also better define the unstable volumes of rock from the South, North and Third Peak areas. This report comprises three main sections. The first section contains information about the major changes to the TMMS’ network during the 2015 field season. This includes a review of the main repair and maintenance activities, synopsis of abandoned stations, and a summary of system performance and reliability. The second section provides data analysis and interpretation for the primary and secondary instrumentation. These interpretations include slope conditions and displacement behaviour from instrumentation results. The third section reviews the expert panel report and the future of the Turtle Mountain Monitoring Program. A final review of the expert panel report outlines the suggested changes by reviewing the mountain site characterization and hazard assessment, transition of the early warning monitoring system practices, and recommendation for the future of the project. This section includes information on the open house hosted by the AER in the Crowsnest Pass and AGS’ transition from a near-real-time early warning system to a near-real-time remote monitoring system. Place Keywords 82g alberta canada crowsnest pass frank slide turtle mountain Theme Keywords data geohazard geology instrumentation rock mechanics slope stability

Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Shipman, T.C.  2017-10-10

OFR 2012-03

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2010 Data and Activity Summary

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2010 Data and Activity Summary The Turtle Mountain monitoring system is a near-real-time monitoring system that provides data from a series network of more than 80 geotechnical sensors on the ... Show Abstract

Moreno, F.  Froese, C.R.  2012-05-25

OFR 2015-10

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2014 Data and Activity Summary

The second section provides data analysis for the primary, secondary, and non-operational instruments. Since weather factors have affected some of the sensors, this discussion focuses only on the sensors that have provided reliable annual ... Show Abstract

Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Shipman, T.C.  2016-02-22

OFR 2015-09

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2013 Data and Activity Summary

The second section provides data analysis for the primary, secondary, and non-operational instruments. Since weather factors have affected some of the sensors, this discussion focuses only on the sensors that have provided reliable annual ... Show Abstract

Warren, J.E.  Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Shipman, T.C.  2016-02-22

OFR 2009-15

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2008 Data and Activity Summary

The Turtle Mountain Monitoring System is a near-real-time monitoring system that provides data from a series network of more than 80 geotechnical sensors on the South Peak of Turtle Mountain (site of the 1903 Frank Slide) in the Crowsnest ... Show Abstract

Moreno, F.  Froese, C.R.  2009-10-20

OFR 2008-07

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory: 2007 Data and Activity Summary

The report is meant to be brief, with the more detailed scientific results being presented in peer-reviewed journals and conference publications.Since 2005, Alberta Geological Survey has reviewed the near-real-time data stream from a sensor network ... Show Abstract

Moreno, F.  Froese, C.R.  2008-12-02