Hydrology of a drainage basin in the Canadian High Arctic

Auteur :
WOO, M. K.

Description :
Hydrologic research in the permafrost region has focused mainly upon individual processes. This study integrates the various processes acting on a High Arctic drainage basin, emphasizing the roles played by the energy balance, the uneven snow cover, and permafrost at shallow depths. Over three-quarters of annual discharge is released during the melt period, but occasional high-flow events are also produced by summer rainstorms. About 80 percent of annual precipitation occurs as snowfall, and about 70 percent of total precipitation leaves the basin as runoff.

Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American geographers Washington, 1983, vol. 73, n°. 4, p. 577-596, Références bibliographiques : 51 réf.

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