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TitleLong-term Glacier Monitoring in the Canadian High Arctic
 
AuthorBurgess, DORCID logo; Copland, L; Thomson, L; Zemp, M; Demuth, M
SourceSwiss-Canadian Polar Research Symposium, abstract volume; 2016 p. 1
Year2016
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20160330
PublisherArctic Institute of North America
MeetingSwiss-Canadian Polar Research Symposium; Ottawa; CA; November 21-22, 2016
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut; Canada
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SubjectsNature and Environment; glaciology; climate, arctic; climate effects; Queen Elizabeth Islands
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience Essential Climate Variable Monitoring
AbstractCanada is a circumpolar nation which collectively holds the largest reserve of land ice on the planet outside of the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. Since the early 1960's, reference glaciers in the Queen Elizabeth Islands (QEI) have been measured annually to provide a multi-decadal time series of glacier mass balance as an indicator of climate change, in a region where meteorological observations are otherwise sparse. Unprecedented warming across this region since the early 2000's has resulted in strongly negative mass balances causing this region to become one of the largest contributors to global sea level rise after the great ice sheets. Further warming predicted for the Arctic to at least 2100 (IPCC) emphasizes the importance of sustained glacier monitoring as part of an internationally coordinated effort. This presentation will provide an overview of current trends of glacier change in the QEI and summarize recent progress towards near-real time glacier mass balance reporting to the World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, to enable timely access to these important datasets by the global science community.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Since the early 1960's, reference glaciers in the Queen Elizabeth Islands have been measured annually to provide a multi-decadal time series of glacier mass balance as an indicator of climate change, in a region where meteorological observations are otherwise sparse. Warming across this region since the early 2000¿s has resulted in negative mass balances causing this region to become one of the largest contributors to global sea level rise after the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. This presentation will provide an overview of Canada's contributions towards internationally coordinated glacier monitoring efforts, and summarize recent progress towards near-real time glacier mass balance reporting to the World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich.
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