Hydrological modelling for a permafrost site and arctic snow accumulation and melt
Principal Investigator: Woo, Ming-ko (10)
Licence Number: 12607
Organization: McMaster University
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: R. Xia, D. Yang and one assistant

Objective(s): To investigate and measure various hydrological processes in a wetland and non-wetland environment in order to model the hydrologic conditions in a continuous permafrost setting (in Resolute); to survey the distribution of snow and its dust content, and relate the rate to snow cover characteristics and dust concentrations in the snow (on the Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island).

Project Description: This on-going study attempts to find out how permafrost affects the groundwater, streamflow and levels of water in wetlands. Measurements such as soil moisture, rainfall, ground and air temperatures, and water level will be taken. This research will help to determine how climatic change affects permafrost and water bodies in the Arctic.