Groundwater monitoring network from the Umiujaq region in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada

Following the 2006-2012 action plan on climate change entitled 'Le Québec et les changements climatiques, un défi pour l’avenir', the Government of Quebec implemented the tools needed to ensure that Quebec can adapt to the impacts of climate change that will affect Quebec over the next decades. Action 22 of this plan focuses on strengthening the monitoring network of climate, water resources and groundwater. The implementation of the monitoring network of groundwater in Quebec (réseau de surveillance des eaux souterraines au Québec or RSESQ) completed in 2012 by the Department of Environment of Quebec (Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs or MDDEFP) addresses this issue. A subnetwork of the RSESQ was deployed near the Northern Village of Umiujaq in Northern Quebec (Fortier et al., 2013a). This subnetwork is called 'Immatsiak network' which means source of fresh water in Inuktitut. During a drilling campaign in summer 2012 in a valley leading to the north end of Lac Guillaume-Delisle, nine groundwater monitoring wells were installed according to the norms of the MDDEFP in seven sites located in the valley. Water levels measured in these wells since their installation are available on the MDDELCC website. Three other wells down to a depth of 35 m have been also installed in three of the seven sites. In addition to a thermistors cable driven in the previous observation well, a thermistor under a solar radiation shelter was also installed to measure the air temperature in each of the three sites. Hourly air temperature and soil data are recorded using an automatic data acquisition system. Each hourly data is the average of data measured during the preceding 60 minutes period. The owner of these date is the MDDEFP. However, these data are available in this electronic publication of Nordicana D.

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Version 1.3
Citation Fortier, R. 2017. Groundwater monitoring network from the Umiujaq region in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada, v. 1.3 (2012-2016). Nordicana D19, doi: 10.5885/45309SL-15611D6EC6D34E23.
Authors
  • Author Name: Richard Fortier
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2012-08-11  Temporal coverage end: 2016-07-09
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -76.4789, 56.5625 ], "type": "Point" }
Station cen-whapmagoostui-kuujuarapik-research-station
Collaborator
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Average air temperature  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=576587
  • Variable name: Average ground temperature  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=576588
  • Variable name: Maximum air temperature  Variable description: The maximum is determined by selecting the highest value obtained during the observation of the last period.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=576589
  • Variable name: Minimum air temperature  Variable description: The minimum is determined by selecting the lowest value obtained during the observation of the last period.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=576590
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2014-02-04
    Date modified 2017-01-18
    Status Public
    Publisher
    • Publisher name: Nordicana D  Publisher URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/en_index.aspx
    Provider
    • Provider name: Centre d'études Nordiques (CEN)  Provider URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/
    License http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/en_modalite.aspx