Modelling the Evaporation and Heat Balance of Great Bear Lake
Principal Investigator: Rouse, Wayne R (4)
Licence Number: 13622
Organization: McMaster University
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004
Issued: May 24, 2004
Project Team: Chris Spen

Objective(s): Great Bear Lake, with a short ice-free period, is potentially very sensitive to climate change, but the mechanisms driving the system are unknown. The objectives of this study are to measure the water balance and thermal regimes of Great Bear Lake and determine the linkages between the lake and the atmosphere above. One of the longer term goals of this research is to provide information to activate a large lakes thermodynamic model that can interact with the Canadian Regional Climate Model to enhance regional climate prediction. Efforts in this direction are ongoing with the National Water Research Institute and Canadian Meteorological Service.