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Quaternary Geology and Bedrock Subcrop of the Cold Lake to Ft. McMurray Area, Alberta - Surface Structure, Empress Formation Sand and Gravel (NTS 73L, M) (1:250 000-scale gridded data)

Description

A digital grid of the top of the Empress Formation where present, or the topography of the surrounding landscape, where the formation is absent. This includes the units 1 to 3 of the Empress Formation in buried valleys, as well as undifferentiated Empress interfluve sediments resting on the bedrock surface between buried valleys. The unit is originally modelled from borehole data and adjusted to the bedrock surface, the surfaces of units 1, 2, 3 and interfluve units of the Empress Formation, and the present-day land surface. The grid is generated at a 250 metre cell-size resolution, based on 2003 information.

Tags
73L 73M ALBERTA AQUIFERS ATHABASCA OIL SANDS BEDROCK TOPOGRAPHY CANADA COLD LAKE FORT MCMURRAY GEOLOGY GIS DATA HYDROGEOLOGY OIL SANDS QUATERNARY STRATIGRAPHY

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Quaternary Geology and Bedrock Subcrop of the Cold Lake to Ft. McMurray Area, Alberta - Surface Structure, Empress Formation Sand and Gravel (NTS 73L, M) (1:250 000-scale gridded data)

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Alberta Energy Regulator

Subject Information

Start Date

2000-01-01

End Date

2005-01-01

Spatial Coverage

-112,54,-110,56

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-01-01-01

Date Added to catalogue

2017-02-16T20:16:40.952459

Date Issued

2006-01-01

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

To construct the geological framework in an area of Alberta that is undergoing rapid development of oil sands deposits, for the purpose of characterizing the drift (Quaternary, pre-Quaternary) aquifers systems that overlie oil sands deposits.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Geological Survey

Contact Email

AGS-Info@aer.ca