Digital Data 2016-0038

Author(s) Date 2016-06-09

The bedrock topography of Alberta is the surface of the top of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene bedrock, and reveals geomorphic features created by Paleogene to Recent river systems and Quaternary glaciation.

This dataset consists of previously published information from Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) maps and reports, as well as new data for which the quality has been assessed in order to apply a quality-weighting approach prior to modelling the bedrock topography surface. It is the data used to produce AGS Map 602, Bedrock Topography of Alberta.

Explanatory notes, references, and data sources appear on a supplementary page to accompany Map 602. These notes describe the distribution of physiographic terrain elements of the bedrock surface across Alberta, and the sources and quality of the data that were used to interpolate this surface.

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Lyster, S., MacCormack, K.E. and Atkinson, N. (2016): Pick elevations for the bedrock topography of the Alberta Plains (tabular data, tab delimited format); Alberta Energy Regulator, AER/AGS Digital Data 2016-0038.