research product . Other ORP type . 2016

Recent trends and variability in river discharge across northern Canada

Dery, Stephen J.; Stadnyk, Tricia A.; MacDonald, Matthew K.; Gauli-Sharma, Bunu;
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  • Published: 08 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Country: Canada
This study presents an analysis of the observed inter-annual variability and inter-decadal trends in river discharge across northern Canada for 1964–2013. The 42 rivers chosen for this study span a combined gauged area of 5.26 106 km2 and are selected based on data availability and quality, gauged area and record length. Inter-annual variability in river discharge is greatest for the eastern Arctic Ocean (coefficient of variation, CVD16 %) due to the Caniapiscau River diversion into the La Grande Rivière system for enhanced hydropower production. Variability is lowest for the study area as a whole (CVD7 %). Based on the Mann–Kendall test (MKT), no significant (p...
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