CH Prof Cherie Westbrook Heads Due South

CH Faculty Member Dr Cherie Westbrook is about to depart with a group of students on a research expedition to Tierra del Fuego, at the extreme southern tip of South America, to study the ecohydrological impacts of invasive beaver.
Departing on February 10, they will head to Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world (intriguingly, it is at roughly the same latitude as Saskatoon – 45º South, instead of North).
The expedition will be documented at regular intervals through a blog at

CH Research in Canadian Geographic – again!

The development of a device to use snow acoustics to measure snowpack physical properties by Centre for Hydrology student Nicholas Kinar was featured in the January edition of Canadian Geographic.
The System for Acoustic Sensing of Snow, SAS2, was developed by Nicholas to investigate how snowpack density, depth, wetness, temperature and structure affect sound waves and how sound waves can be used to measure these properties without disturbing the snowpack. It is uniquely capable of measuring a wide range of snow properties in both cold and melting snowpacks of varying depth and has been configured in stationary and portable versions.
Nicholas is completing his PhD in the Dept of Geography & Planning under the supervision of Dr John Pomeroy, and has won several national and international awards for his research.