19 record(s) found with the tag "snowmelt" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Hydrological Studies, Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Marsh, Philip
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: The objectives of this project are: (1) to understand and improve the ability to predict snowcover formation and melt, as well as stream discharge in northern regions, and (2) to understand and improve the ability to predict water levels in the lakes and channels of the Mackenzie Delta. These will allow a better understanding of the impact of climate change and/or natural gas development. In th...


Evolution of the snowpack and snowmelt chemistry in the boreal forest and tundra ecosystem
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: This research project has two primary scientific goals which include: 1) Relating ground truthed snowpack data to passive microwave data obtained from satellites through the winter months. This will assist in formulating a empirical relationship between the two datasets which is necessary to improve satellite monitoring of snow water equivalent. 2) Determining the relative importance of snowmel...


Stream flow generation in wetland-dominated zones of discontinuous permafrost
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001
Summary: The objective of this research is to model runoff from wetland basins to help determine the influence of climate warming on northern water resources. Fieldwork will commence with snow surveys. Sensing equipment (water level recorders, rain gauges, radiation sensors) will be installed and stream flow measurements will be taken following snowmelt. Water samples will be gathered from runoff areas....


Snow accumulation/runoff in high latitude permafrost basins
Principal Investigator: Marsh, Philip
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1990
Summary: The primary objective of this project is to improve understanding of the changes in water and energy in northern regions, and to develop improved computer models of these processes. The Trail Valley Creek, Hans Creek, and Zed Creek sites will be accessed...


Spring Melt Hydrological Investigations at Daring Lake, N.W.T.
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000
Summary: Tthe objective of this study is to continue research examining the hydrological and energy budget of small arctic esker lake basin during the spring melt period. The intent of this research is to understand the relationship between the energy budget and changes in soil moisture, rates of evapotranspiration, and changes in water discharge from a small tundra basin underlain by permafrost. Transpo...


Mass movements in the Aklavik Mountains and Water Quality in the Richardson Mountain Catchments
Principal Investigator: LAURIOL, Bernard
Licenced Year(s): 1998
Summary: The aim of the study of mass movements in the Richardson Mountains is to understand the processes of erosion related to climate changes. The site to be studied is located south of Little Fish Creek. The landscape looks like bench forms which are named Cryoplanation terrasses. This site was visited last year for 2-3 hours. Their formation are not really understood but we suspect that the melting of...


Hydrologic Investigation of a Canadian Shield Basin
Principal Investigator: Spence, Chris
Licenced Year(s): 2001 1999 1998
Summary: A number of remote meteorological and hydrometric data collection sites will be constructed around Lower Carp Lake. An island on the lake will be used as a base camp. This island will be used to operate an automatic weather station and hydrometric stations and associated camp to support scientific studies of the Canadian GEWEX effort and to provide meteorological data for use in weather forecasts ...


Water Quality in the Richardson Mountain catchments
Principal Investigator: CLARK, Ian D.
Licenced Year(s): 1997
Summary: The objectives of this research are to study the chemistry of the groundwaters that flow into the Little Fish River near the Cache Creek overwintering hole. The role of carbonate rocks is important as there is a lot of subsurface flow in this rock type. The presence of the aufeis (winter icing) on Cache Creek is a sign of groundwater flow, and is one of the reasons that this site was chosen. We...


Hydrology and geochemistry of a high arctic lake basin: Colour Lake, Axel Heiberg Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1992 1991
Summary: The researchers are interested in understanding how physical factors (snowmelt, rainfall, solar radiation) play a role in thawing the upper part of the ground each year during the spring and summer. Instruments in the ground will collect data that will estimate how much energy (from the sun) is entering into and melting the frozen ground. Other instruments will measure snowmelt, rainfall and the...


Hydrological modelling for a permafrost site and arctic snow accumulation and melt.
Principal Investigator: Woo, Ming-ko
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Summary: The 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 may help to determine the effect of climatic warming on permafrost and water bodies in the arctic....


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