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Cold Region Atmospheric and Hydrologic Studies. The Mackenzie GEWEX Experience

Volume 2: Hydrologic Processes

  • Ming-ko Woo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ming-ko Woo, Wayne R. Rouse
    Pages 9-38
  3. Robert Leconte, Marouane Temimi, Naira Chaouch, François Brissette, Thibault Toussaint
    Pages 59-79
  4. Philip Marsh, John Pomeroy, Stefan Pohl, William Quinton, Cuyler Onclin, Mark Russell et al.
    Pages 97-123
  5. Ming-ko Woo, Michael Mollinga, Sharon L. Smith
    Pages 125-137
  6. Wayne R. Rouse, Peter D. Blanken, Claude R. Duguay, Claire J. Oswald, William M. Schertzer
    Pages 139-160
  7. Claire J. Oswald, Wayne R. Rouse, Jacqueline Binyamin
    Pages 161-180
  8. Peter Blanken, Wayne Rouse, William M. Schertzer
    Pages 181-196
  9. William M. Schertzer, Wayne R. Rouse, Peter D. Blanken, Anne E. Walker, David C. L. Lam, Luis León
    Pages 197-219
  10. Christopher Spence, Ming-ko Woo
    Pages 235-256
  11. Faye Hicks, Spyros Beltaos
    Pages 281-305
  12. Chandra Mahabir, Claudine Robichaud, Faye Hicks, Aminah Robinson Fayek
    Pages 307-325
  13. Robyn Andrishak, Faye Hicks
    Pages 327-343
  14. Spyros Beltaos, Terry Prowse, Barrie Bonsal, Tom Carter, Ross MacKay, Luigi Romolo et al.
    Pages 345-361
  15. Donald H. Burn, Nicole Hesch
    Pages 363-370

About this book


This book presents decade-long advances in atmospheric research in the Mackenzie River Basin in northern Canada, which encompasses environments representative of most cold areas on Earth. Collaborative efforts by a team of about 100 scientists and engineers have yielded knowledge entirely transferable to other high latitude regions in America, Europe and Asia. Emphases are placed on the investigation of processes (including storm genesis, precipitation, moisture and energy fluxes and frost), and the improvement and application of a suite of models and remote sensing to enhance the assessment of climate variability and water resources. This book complements the first volume coming from the GEWEX project, dealing with the region's atmospheric dynamics. Together these books provide a unique synthesis of atmospheric and hydrological findings and an integrative approach across disciplines in addressing major research issues of cold regions.


Atmospheric Frost Hydrologic Infiltration Precipitation Scale Snow Storm climate change digital elevation model hydrology moisture remote sensing satellite wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Ming-ko Woo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Geography and Earth SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

About the editors

Ming-ko Woo is Professor of Geography at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He serves on Editorial Board of the journal Nordic Hydrology and as Associate Editor for the journals Physical Geography and Geographie Physique et Quaternaire. Additionally, he is the Vice Chairman of the International Geographical Union, Commission/Study Group on Water Sustainability.

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