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TitleLong-term hydrological dynamics of Canada's largest watershed: climate controls on water quantity of the Mackenzie River Basin / Dynamique hydrologique à long terme du plus grand bassin versant du Canada : contrôle du climat sur la quantité d'eau du bassin du fleuve Mackenzie
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AuthorBringué, MORCID logo; Galloway, JORCID logo
SourcePublic presentations of May 21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle; by Jacob, N; Bringué, MORCID logo; Galloway, J MORCID logo; Gammon, P R; Outridge, P MORCID logo; Desbarats, A JORCID logo; Rivard, CORCID logo; Ahad, J M EORCID logo; Duchesne, M JORCID logo; Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 103, 2019 p. 10-14, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Lang.English; French
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Public presentations of May 21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle
RelatedThis publication is related to Long-term hydrological dynamics of Canada's largest watershed: the Mackenzie River Basin
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ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan
NTS74; 75; 83; 84; 85; 86; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 104; 105; 106; 107; 115; 117
AreaMackenzie River; Mackenzie Delta; Great Slave Lake; Great Bear Lake; Liard River; Peace River; Athabasca River; Lake Athabasca
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -104.0000 70.0000 52.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; hydrogeology; paleontology; sedimentology; geochemistry; geophysics; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Government and Politics; Economics and Industry; environmental studies; environmental impacts; surface waters; rivers; basins; watersheds; climate; ecosystems; paleoecology; micropaleontology; isotopic studies; isotopes; trace element geochemistry; major element geochemistry; minor element geochemistry; organic geochemistry; water levels; Holocene; modelling; hydrologic environment; deltas; remote sensing; satellite imagery; Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP); Mackenzie River Basin; Climate change; cumulative effects; Water quantity; Natural resources; Resource development; Indigenous peoples; Indigenous culture; Traditional Knowledge; Citizen participation; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; satellite imagery; photographs; photomicrographs
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience Program Management
Released2019 10 10
AbstractThe Mackenzie River Basin (MRB) is one of the largest cold-water, intact boreal ecosystems in the world and has unique Earth-system's processes associated with sea ice formation, global circulation of deep ocean currents, carbon storage, and biogeochemical cycling.The stability and integrity of the unique cryospheric, hydrologic, ecologic, and climatological processes of the MRB are threatened by cumulative impacts of climate change (the highest degree of warming has occurred there) and natural resource development.
Is water quantity in the MRB affected by synoptic-scale climate phenomena? What could the impacts of that natural variability be combined with 21st. c climate change on ecosystem services of the MRB?
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This presentation was an introduction about the research that will be undertaken over the next 5 years under the Environmental Geoscience Program. The goal is to distinguish the environmental effects of natural resources development of those from natural processes. This new phase of research will be looking at marine spills, Canada's largest watershed, permafrost geochemistry, volcanic mercury contribution, mining impacted watersheds, assessments of aquifers, diluted bitumen and permafrost degradation.

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