Glacial Melt and Potential Impacts on Water Resources in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

  title={Glacial Melt and Potential Impacts on Water Resources in the Canadian Rocky Mountains},
  author={Pascal Castellazzi and David O. Burgess and A. Rivera and J. Huang and Laurent Longuevergne and Michael N. Demuth},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  pages={10191 - 10217}
As a result of global climate change, glacial melt occurs worldwide. Major impacts are expected on the dynamics of aquifers and rivers in and downstream of mountain ranges. This study aims at quantifying the melt water input fluxes into the watersheds draining the Canadian Rocky Mountains and improving our knowledge about the fate of meltwater within the hydrological cycle. To this end, we use (1) time‐variable gravity data from GRACE satellites that are decomposed into water storage… 

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