Hydrology of Snow-filled Arctic Stream Valleys

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, hydrology, flooding, snow, snowmelt

Principal Investigator: Heron, Richard (2)
Licence Number: 10084
Organization: Department of Geography, University of Windsor
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Chris Culver

Objective(s): to install instruments in large snowdrifts across stream channels; to monitor the sites daily from the beginning of snowmelt until the drifts are breached by the streams; to monitor the effects of rapid failure on flooding downstream

Project Description: Dr. Heron and his assistant will install monitoring devices in snowdrifts which block stream channels. This study will examine these snowdrifts and the way in which they break, since rapid thawing may cause flooding downstream. This project is a continuation of work begun in 1989.