Metadata: 3D Geological Model of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region

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This map shows the 3D geological model of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer region. The aquifer is bounded by the edge of the Disturbed Belt on the west, by the Cypress Hills on the northeast and the Bears Paw Mountains on the southeast. A three-dimensional unified geological model has been built from various sources of geological data on both sides of the international border. The Milk River Aquifer and the encasing units are all represented continuously through the border.
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Title3D Geological Model of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer Region
Date2016-03-31 (register publication)
Date2015-03-31 (register creation)
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NameMarie-Amelie Petre
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NameMarie-Amelie Petre
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NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
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Related publication

  • Groundwater atlas of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer, Alberta, Canada and Montana, U.S.A.; Rivera, A; Pétré, M -A; Létourneau, F; Audet-Gagnon, F. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7867, 2017, 115 sheets, https://doi.org/10.4095/302719.

Goals

The three-dimensional geologic model was created to provide a regional frame of the unified bedrock geology and stratigraphy. This model is used to realize other themes.

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TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register publication)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert2@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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The data used to create the 3D geological model were in various formats. The first steps of the data processing were the conversion from feet to meters and from spatial reference NAD 27 to NAD 83, the transition from Township/Range system to latitude/longitude coordinates and the transition from depth to elevation data (the reference is the mean sea level). Then the two available DEM files were merged to obtain a unique DEM. The geological data were standardized on both sides of the international border. The 3D geological model was then built using the software Leapfrog Hydro 2013. The approach to build it was to use location data (x, y, z) representing the top of the geological units. Contact surfaces were first created from these data. Then, volumes were obtained from the surfaces for which a chronology had been first determined. The model was adjusted with the help of cross-sections existing for the study area. The cross-sections served as a guide and allowed adjustments of the geological surfaces by manual editing within Leapfrog Hydro.
Atkinson, N., and Lyster, S. 2010. Bedrock Topography of Alberta, Canada. Energy Resources Conservation Board, ERCB/AGS Map, 550. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2010.
Borneuf, D.M. 1976. Hydrogeology of the Foremost Area. Alberta, Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1976.
Feltis, R.D., Lewis, B.D., Frasure, R.L., Rioux, R.P., Jauhola, C.A., and Hotchkiss, W.R. 1981. Selected geologic data from the Northern Great Plains area of Montana. USGS Open-File Report 81-415. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1981.
The data used to create the 3D geological model were in various formats. The first steps of the data processing were the conversion from feet to meters and from spatial reference NAD 27 to NAD 83, the transition from Township/Range system to latitude/longitude coordinates and the transition from depth to elevation data (the reference is the mean sea level). Then the two available DEM files were merged to obtain a unique DEM. The geological data were standardized on both sides of the international border. The 3D geological model was then built using the software Leapfrog Hydro 2013. The approach to build it was to use location data (x, y, z) representing the top of the geological units. Contact surfaces were first created from these data. Then, volumes were obtained from the surfaces for which a chronology had been first determined. The model was adjusted with the help of cross-sections existing for the study area. The cross-sections served as a guide and allowed adjustments of the geological surfaces by manual editing within Leapfrog Hydro.
Glombick, P.M. 2010. Top of the Belly River Group in the Alberta Plains: Subsurface Stratigraphic Picks and Modelled Surface. Open file Report 2010-10. Energy Resources Conservation Board, ERCB/AGS. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2010.
Montana Geological Society 2013. Northwest Geologic Service Sample Logs. Northern Rockies Geological Data Center. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2013.
Noble, R., Bergantino, R., Patton, T.W., Sholes, B.C., Daniel, F. and Scofield, J. 1982. Altitude in Feet on Top of the Judith River Aquifer, in Occurrence and characteristics of ground water in Montana. Volume 1. The Great Plains Region. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1982.
The data used to create the 3D geological model were in various formats. The first steps of the data processing were the conversion from feet to meters and from spatial reference NAD 27 to NAD 83, the transition from Township/Range system to latitude/longitude coordinates and the transition from depth to elevation data (the reference is the mean sea level). Then the two available DEM files were merged to obtain a unique DEM. The geological data were standardized on both sides of the international border. The 3D geological model was then built using the software Leapfrog Hydro 2013. The approach to build it was to use location data (x, y, z) representing the top of the geological units. Contact surfaces were first created from these data. Then, volumes were obtained from the surfaces for which a chronology had been first determined. The model was adjusted with the help of cross-sections existing for the study area. The cross-sections served as a guide and allowed adjustments of the geological surfaces by manual editing within Leapfrog Hydro.
Okulitch, A.V., Lopez, D.A., and Jerzykiewicz, T. 1996. Bedrock geology, Lethbridge, Alberta-Saskatchewan-Montana, Geological Survey of Canada, National Earth Science Series, 1052 Geological Atlas no. NM-12-G, doi:10.4095/208987. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1996.
O'Connell S., 2011. The Milk River Transboundary Aquifer in Southern Alberta. Belfield Resources Inc. GSC Internal Report. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2011.
Tokarsky, O. 1974. Hydrogeology of the Lethbridge-Fernie area, Alberta. Alberta Research. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1974.


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Languageeng; CAN
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Date2017-09-19
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
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register author
NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543826
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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Email nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca
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