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Climate change impacts on streamflow in the upper North Saskatchewan River Basin, Alberta

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dc.contributor.advisor Kienzle, Stefan W
dc.contributor.author Nemeth, Michael W
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-11T20:26:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-11T20:26:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2477
dc.description xii, 126 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on the estimation of the impacts of climate change on water yield, streamflow extremes, and the streamflow regimes in the Cline River Watershed, and consequently, water availability for hydropower generation in this area. The Cline River Watershed comprises the flow into Lake Abraham, the reservoir for Bighorn Dam, is part of the upper North Saskatchewan River basin (UNSRB). This objective was achieved by parameterizing the ACRU agro-hydrological modelling system. After parameterization was complete, ACRU output was calibrated and verified against available observed data, including temperature, snow water equivalent, glacier mass balance, potential evapotranspiration, and streamflow data. After ACRU was properly verified, five selected climate change scenarios to estimate impacts of climate change in this area. Overall water yields are projected to increase over time. A large shift in seasonality is likely the biggest impact climate change will have on water resources in the Cline River Watershed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography, c2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin -- Forecasting en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin -- Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Research -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject Stream measurements -- Alberta -- Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject Upper North Saskatchewan River Watershed (Alta. and Sask.) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Climate change impacts on streamflow in the upper North Saskatchewan River Basin, Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US

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