|Title||Long-term hydrological dynamics of Canada's largest watershed: the Mackenzie River Basin / Dynamique hydrologique à long terme du plus grand bassin versant du Canada : le Bassin du fleuve
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|Source||Public presentations of May 19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle; by Jacob, N; Outridge, P M; Lintern, G; Bringué, M; Ahad, J M E; Gammon, P R; Rivard, C; Kao, H; White, D; Desbarats, A J; Galloway, J M; Duchesne, M J; Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 118, 2020 p. 110-117, https://doi.org/10.4095/326989 Open Access|
|Links||Video - Vidéo|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Meeting||Public presentations of May 19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program; CA; May 19, 2020|
|Related||This publication is contained in Public presentations of May
19, 2020: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle |
|Related||This publication is related to Long-term hydrological
dynamics of Canada's largest watershed: climate controls on water quantity of the Mackenzie River Basin|
|Province||Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan|
|NTS||74; 75; 83; 84; 85; 86; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 104; 105; 106; 107; 116; 117|
|Area||Mackenzie River; Deh-Cho; Kuukpak; Gwich'in Settlement Area; 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|
|Subjects||environmental geology; hydrogeology; paleontology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; geochronology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Economics and Industry; environmental
studies; environmental impacts; surface waters; rivers; lakes; watersheds; basins; climate; ecosystems; palynology; micropaleontology; isotopic studies; stable isotope studies; organic geochemistry; water levels; modelling; hydrologic environment;
ice; floods; carbon; peatlands; radiometric dating; element distribution; sediments; Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP); Mackenzie River Basin; Climate change; cumulative effects; Water quantity; Natural resources; Resource development;
Indigenous peoples; Indigenous culture; Traditional Knowledge; Fresh water|
|Illustrations||location maps; satellite imagery; photographs; photomicrographs|
Geoscience Program Management|
|Released||2020 09 15|
|Abstract||The Mackenzie River (Deh-Cho, Kuukpak, Fleuve de Mackenzie) Basin (MRB) is one of the World's largest (4200 km long) and most important freshwater ecosystems.|
Climate change is disproportionately
affecting high northern latitudes, especially in NW Canada.
How will climate change affect water quantity in the MRB?
Ice jam flooding vs. low water levels.
Carbon storage vs. export.
This project will examine long-term trends and cycles
to develop predictive ecohydrological models.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This is the fifth year for the project leaders of the Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP) from the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) within Natural
Resources Canada to present their annual scientific updates. Twelve power point presentations illustrate all the project status of all research going on within EGP. Subjects are connected to the following key words: Volcanoes, mercury, dredge
disposal at sea, oil spills, diluted bitumen, oil sands, aquifer impacts, induced seismicity, geological storage of carbon, cobalt, climate change, Mackenzie River Basin, permafrost thaw, permafrost geochemistry, and cumulative effects.