Anne-Marie LeBlanc

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Research scientist

Dr. Leblanc is a research scientist with expertise in the area of permafrost

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Leblanc is a geological engineer and a permafrost researcher in the permafrost section at the Geologicial Survey of Canada. Her projects are part of the NRCan Climate Change Geoscience Program and are supported by the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office under the theme of Geoscience for infrastructure. Her research includes the development of methods for regional characterization of permafrost conditions by integrating observations from different sources across different scales, from site-based data to remote sensing.

Research and/or project statements

  • Characterization of thermal and physical properties of permafrost by geotechnical and geophysical methods.
  • Understand permafrost processes and assess the impacts of climate change through numerical modelling.
  • Application and validation of remote sensing for ground surface movement and permafrost mapping.

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Earth Sciences, Université Laval, 2013
  • M.Sc. Earth Sciences, Université Laval, 2003
  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences, Université Laval, 2000

Key publications

Oldenborger G.A. and LeBlanc A.-M., 2018. Monitoring changes in unfrozen water content with electrical resistivity surveys in cold continuous permafrost. Geophysical Journal International 215, 965–977.

Oldenborger G.A. and LeBlanc A.-M., 2015. Geophysical characterization of permafrost terrain at Iqaluit International Airport, Nunavut. Journal of Applied Geophysics 123, 36–49.

Oldenborger G.A. and LeBlanc A.-M., 2013. Capacitive resistivity inversion using effective dipole lengths for line antennas. Journal of Applied Geophysics 98, 229–236.

Short N., LeBlanc A.-M., Sladen W., Oldenborger G., Mathon-Dufour V. and Brisco B. 2014. RADARSAT-2 D-InSAR for ground displacement in permafrost terrain, validation from Iqaluit Airport, Baffin Island, Canada. Remote Sensing of Environment 141, 40–51.

Fortier R., LeBlanc A.-M., and Yu W. 2011. Impacts of permafrost degradation on a road embankment at Umiujaq in Nunavik (Quebec), Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 48, 720–740.

Fortier R., LeBlanc A.-M., Buteau S., Allard M. and Calmels F.C. 2008. Internal structure and conditions of permafrost mounds at Umiujaq in Nunavik, Canada, inferred from field investigation and electrical resistivity tomography. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 45, 367–387.

LeBlanc A.-M., Fortier R., Cosma C.G. and Allard M. 2006. Tomography imaging of permafrost using three-component seismic cone penetration test. Geophysics 71, H55–H65.

LeBlanc A.-M., Fortier R., Allard M. and Cosma C.G. 2004. Seismic cone penetration test and seismic tomography in permafrost. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 41, 796–813.

Research facility

601 Booth St.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G1


Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Canadian Permafrost Association



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