Coastal Margins scientists to lead Hakai Cryosphere Node at UNBC

CRMRN scientists Bill Floyd and Brian Menounos will lead a joint $2.4-million research project between the University of Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island University. Supported by the Hakai Institute, the project will focus on understanding the role of seasonal snow cover and glaciers in the hydrology of key watersheds along B.C.’s Central and Southern Coast.

Read the full story at Hakai or the Prince George Citizen.

Earlier this month, Floyd and his team installed two new weather stations in the Homathko and Kliniklini watersheds, which drain the biggest icefields in the province. Snow depth, weather and other data collected at these stations will be useful in improving climate models, flood and avalanche forecasting, and more. Check out all twelve locations in the High Elevation Weather Station Network and view real-time weather data on the Coastal Hydrology and Climate Change Research Lab website.

A weather station and other sensors are installed above the Klinaklini Glacier in October 2018. Photo by Bill Floyd

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