Centre for Hydrology Senior Research Fellow Paul Whitfield has published a paper in Water Resources Research that shows precipitation is the dominant control on total annual streamflow and on the duration and severity of low flows in mountain rivers. However, mountain low flows are up to 2 times more sensitive than annual streamflow to temperature fluctuations and are very sensitive to winter temperatures above 0 °C as these conditions result in low snowpacks. Climate warming in these mountain catchments may cause more intense and longer low flow periods.
Challenges in Modeling Turbulent Heat Fluxes to Snowpacks in Forest Clearings
Jonathan P. Conway, John W. Pomeroy, Warren D. Helgason & Nicholas J. Kinar
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19(10), 1599-1616.
A numerical model for the simulation of snowpack solute dynamics to capture runoff ionic pulses during snowmelt: the PULSE model
Diogo Costa, John Pomeroy & Howard Wheater
Advances in Water Resources. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.09.008
Precipitation characteristics and associated weather conditions on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies during March–April 2015
Julie M. Thériault, Ida Hung, Paul Vaquer, Ronald E. Stewart, & John W. Pomeroy
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4491-4512,
Modeling the Snowpack Energy Balance during Melt under Exposed Crop Stubble
Phillip Harder, Warren Helgason & John Pomeroy
Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19(7), 1191-1214.
A meteorological and blowing snow dataset (2000–2016) from a high-altitude alpine site (Col du Lac Blanc, France, 2720 m a.s.l.)
Gilbert Guyomarc’h, Hervé Bellot, Vincent Vionnet, Florence Naaim Bouvet, Yannick Déliot, Firmin Fontaine, Philippe Puglièse, Mohamed Naaim, and Kouichi Nishimura
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., opened June 25, 2018
Multi-objective unstructured triangular mesh generation for use in hydrological and land surface models
Christopher B. Marsh, Raymond J. Spiteri,John W. Pomeroy,Howard S. Wheater
Computers & Geosciences, Volume 119, October 2018, Pages 49-67