Alpine Watersheds Hydroclimatology

IMG_20150606_111133The fous of this research is to collect data on stream discharge, water quality, precipitation/snowfall and weather in the local watersheds within the Kananaskis, Alberta region. This research will be done in the Marmot Creek Watershed looking at the larger scale climatic influences on forest evapotranspiration and the associated feedbacks with plant canopy dynamics. Of specific interest in this area are influences of Chinook Winds and edge-effects on evapotranspiration and water and energy availability in mountain environments. Research is done in collaboration with Dr. J. Pomeroy (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. S. Carey (McMaster University), and in partnership with Alberta Sustainable Resource and Development, National Water Research Institute, Cold Water Laboratory, and the Alberta Ingenuity Fund – Water Resources.