Glacier recession linkages to changing snow and warming climate studied by CH and CCRN researchers

Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies continue to retreat as the climate warms, despite recent high snowpack years and even historic wet conditions leading to floods.

An article in the Calgary Herald has reported on the results of studies of these glaciers and their hydrology by Shawn Marshall of the University of Calgary, Mike Demuth (Natural Resources Canada, Centre for Hydrology member), and John Pomeroy (Centre for Hydrology Director). It also includes discussion of the water resource implications by Robert Sandford (another member of the Centre for Hydrology).

The article is available in PDF form here.