Survey Metadata

Vegetation

Nova Scotia

1991

Reconnaissance biogeochemical survey, parts of NTS 11F, G, J, K, southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, 1991.





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Survey Description


In May and June 1991, vegetation samples were collected from 536 sites within a 4000 km2 area of southeastern Cape Breton Island.  The sampling grid was irregular because of the difficulty in accessing some areas.  The principal sampling medium was black spruce bark (collected at an average density of 1 sample per 15 km2), but black spruce twigs, balsam fir twigs and larch (also known as tamarack) bark and twigs were also collected.  The black spruce bark data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2558 and the balsam fir twig data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2758.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dunn, C.E., Adcock, S.W., Spirito, W.A. (1992). Reconnaissance biogeochemical survey, southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Part 1 - black spruce bark, parts of NTS 11F, G, J, K. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2558. (more)
2 Dunn, C.E., Adcock, S.W., Spirito, W.A. (1994). Reconnaissance biogeochemical survey southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia: part 2 - balsam fir twigs (parts of NTS 11 F, G, J, K). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2758. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1990-1994 Southwest Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island vegetation surveys, 1990 and 1991 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Digital data for Nova Scotia 1991 biogeochemical surveys ( FileID=7 download)
This archive was created in December, 2001, in response to a request by Colin Dunn for the larch data from the 1991 Nova Scotia surveys.  It contains essentially all of the digital data from the surveys, in multiple formats.
14535352
2
DBase files of Nova Scotia 1991 biogeochemical surveys ( FileID=8 download)
There are 10 separate DBF files in the ZIP file (5 sample media in each of the 2 survey areas).  These files were created for Colin Dunn in December 2001.
675348
3
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2558 ( FileID=11 download)
This diskette contains two versions of the digital data for GSC Open file 2558.  OF2558.DAT contains the data in RBASE UNLOAD format.  It is an ASCII file.  It can be read into an RBASE database, by using the command "INPUT OF2558.DAT".  OF2558.DBF is a DBASE-compatible version of the same file.  It is a binary file.  It can be read by any DBASE-compatible software. The published data listing contains erroneous data for samples 1002, 1003, 1006 and 2058, and is missing data for sample 2057.  These errors have been corrected in the digital files. OF2558.DOC is an ASCII text file containing the above text.
58274
4
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2558 ( FileID=590 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2558.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
1958999
5
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2758 ( FileID=15 download)
This diskette contains two versions of the digital data for GSC Open file 2758.  OF2758.DAT contains the data in RBASE UNLOAD format.  It is an ASCII file.  It can be read into an RBASE database, by using the command "INPUT OF2758.DAT".  OF2758.DBF is a DBASE-compatible version of the same file.  It is a binary file.  It can be read by any DBASE-compatible software. OF2758.DOC is an ASCII text file containing the above text.
106737
6
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2758 ( FileID=605 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2758.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
2293647

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.53° 46.33° -60.88° -59.75°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers parts of NTS 11F, G, J, K on eastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the south, east and north by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by St. Andrew’s Channel and Bras d’Or Lake.  Boularderie Island to the north of St. Andrew’s Channel was not sampled.

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