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OFR 2018-12

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2017 Data and Activity Summary

Abstract: 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, 2017. The TMMS is a near-real-time remote monitoring system that provides data from a network of sensors and monitoring campaigns on Turtle Mountain, located in the Crowsnest Pass of southern 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 rock movements occur. Since that time, Turtle Mountain has been the site of ongoing monitoring and research focused on understanding the geoloigcal 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 characterization technologies, the site has been termed the ‘Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory’. 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 five main sections. The first section contains information about the significant changes to the TMMS network during 2017. 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 monitoring equipment, known as LiSAmobile.  The third section reviews supporting studies and research conducted during 2017 and includes a RADARSAT-2 analysis.  The fourth section contains information on the final steps of the Turtle Mountain transition and information on the Turtle Mountain Decommission Project (TMDP). Additional information regarding the TMDP can be found in Yusifbayov et al., 2018a. The last section features information on three videos produced by the AER to highlight work completed on Turtle Mountain in 2017. Place Keywords 82g alberta canada crowsnest pass frank slide turtle mountain Theme Keywords data geohazard geology geoscience instrumentation rock mechanics slope stability

Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Yusifbayov, J.A.  Shipman, T.C.  2018-11-27

OFR 2018-07

Turtle Mountain Field Laboratory, Alberta (NTS 82G): 2016 Data and Activity Summary

The TMMS is a near-real-time remote warning monitoring system that provides data from a network of sensors and monitoring campaigns on Turtle Mountain, located in the Crowsnest Pass of southern Alberta, As of April 1, 2005, the AGS took ownership of ... Show Abstract

Wood, D. E.  Yusifbayov, J.  Chao, D.K.  Shipman, T.C.  2018-07-30

OFR 2018-09

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta

First-Order Groundwater Availability Assessment for Southern Alberta The aquifer yield results of this study can be used to assess potential, order of magnitude, regional groundwater yields and to compare relative differences between ... Show Abstract

Klassen, J.  Liggett, J.E.  Pavlovskii, I.  Abdrakhimova, P.  2018-10-23

OFR 2017-08

Lithostratigraphy, Palynology, and Biostratigraphy of the Athabasca Oil Sands Deposit, Northeastern Alberta

The complexity of the lithofacies tied to fragmentary preservation of different units makes it challenging to develop appropriate geological models for the characterization of the Wabiskaw-McMurray stratigraphy. Biostratigraphic analysis of ... Show Abstract

Hein, F.J.  Dolby, G.  2018-01-23

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 2017-04

AER/AGS Roles and Responsibilities Manual for the Turtle Mountain Monitoring Program, Alberta

The Turtle Mountain Monitoring System (TMMS) is a near-real-time remote monitoring system that provides data from a network of sensors located at Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass, site of the 1903 Frank Slide. The Turtle Mountain Monitoring ... Show Abstract

Wood, D. E.  Chao, D.K.  Guo, J.F.  Shipman, T.C.  2017-10-20

OFR 2018-05

Cenozoic Stratigraphy of Northwestern Alberta (parts of NTS 83M-O and 84B-G)

Stratigraphic correlations of Cenozoic units were made on cross-sections using lithology data from water-well records, previously recorded data from outcrop and boreholes, and re-examined core. The Cenozoic stratigraphy of northwestern Alberta has ... Show Abstract

Slomka, J.M.  2018-07-23

OFR 2018-01

Outcrop of the Middle Devonian Keg River Formation on the Firebag River, Northeastern Alberta (NTS 74E/11)

Field descriptions were supplemented with the results of thin-section analyses carried out on six samples from the outcrop, providing additional information on composition, textures, and porosity of the rocks. The outcrop consists of a basal ... Show Abstract

Schneider, C.L.  Grobe, M.  Leighton, L.R.  2018-02-01

OFR 2018-04

Architecture and Geometry of Basal Sand and Gravel Deposits Including the 'Grimshaw gravels', Northwestern Alberta (NTS 84C and 84D)

Architecture and Geometry of Basal Sand and Gravel Deposits Including the 'Grimshaw gravels', Northwestern Alberta (NTS 84C and 84D) The geological framework is constructed by examination of subsurface geological data collected in the field and ... Show Abstract

Slomka, J.M.  Hartman, G.  Klassen, J.  2018-04-23

OFR 2018-03

Geochronology of Selected Igneous Rocks in the Alberta Rocky Mountains, with an Overview of the Age Constraints on the Host Formations

Geochronology of Selected Igneous Rocks in the Alberta Rocky Mountains, with an Overview of the Age Constraints on the Host Formations The Alberta Rocky Mountains expose over 1.4 billion years of stratigraphy from the Mesoproterozoic Purcell ... Show Abstract

Pana, D.I.  Rukhlov, A.S.  Heaman, L.M.  Hamilton, M.  2018-03-19

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