Climate change impacts on Yukon hydrology studied by Centre for Hydrology

The Centre for Hydrology, along with Yukon Environment and McMaster University, is studying the impact of a changing climate on the hydrology of the Yukon Territory. The study is using the Wolf Creek Research Basin as a modelling laboratory to improve and validate the Cold Regions Hydrological Model for multi-year simulation of changing snow and permafrost conditions in the north, and exploring how these impact the quantity and timing of streamflow. CH Research Officer Tyler Williams is based in Whitehorse, Yukon to assist with this study and was featured in a recent edition of the Yukon News: the article is available here. Modelling for the project is being conducted by Kabir Rasouli, who is based at the CH Coldwater Laboratory in Kananaskis.