Hydrology of the central Arctic river basins of Alaska by Douglas L. Kane

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Published by Institute of Water Resources, University of Alaska in Fairbanks .

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Bibliography: p. [45]-49.

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Statementby Douglas L. Kane and Robert F. Carlson.
SeriesReport - Institute of Water Resources, University of Alaska ; no. IWR-41
ContributionsCarlson, Robert F., joint author.
LC ClassificationsGB651 .A43 no. 41, GB1225.A4 .A43 no. 41
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 51 p. :
Number of Pages51
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Open LibraryOL5171480M
LC Control Number74623430

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McNamara*, Douglas L. Kane, Larry D. Hinzman Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AKUSA Received 15 October ; accepted 4. Watersheds draining the Arctic Coastal Plain (ACP) of Alaska are dominated by permafrost and snowmelt runoff that create abundant surface storage in the form of lakes, wetlands, and beaded streams.

These surface water elements compose complex drainage networks that affect aquatic ecosystem connectivity and hydrologic behavior. The km2 Fish Creek drainage basin is. Environmental and hydrologic overview of the Yukon River Basin, Alaska and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99–, pp.

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The Colville is the largest river basin (53, km 2) north of the Brooks Range in Arctic of the Colville's tributaries drain the northern flank of the Brooks Range, and the river flows northeasterly for km before emptying into the Arctic Ocean ∼ km east of Barrow Arnborg et al.,Walker et al., Here it has created a large delta ∼ km 2.

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The method of self‐organizing maps was used to create the synoptic climatology from 3 decades of model output: –, –, and –   Snow hydrology of a headwater Arctic basin. Conceptual analysis and computer modeling. An analysis of streamflow hydrology in the Kuparuk River Basin, Arctic Alaska: A nested watershed approach.

A year spatial time series for the Kuparuk Region, North-Central Alaska. Hydrologic models are developed for two lakes in interior Alaska to determine quantitative estimates of precipitation over the p yrs.

Lake levels were reconstructed from core transects for these basins, which probably formed prior to the late Wisconsin.

Lake sediment cores indicate that these lakes were shallow prior to 12, yr B.P. and increased in level with some fluctuation. The Arctic Coastal Plain (ACP) is a large region of low-lying, lake-rich land on the North Slope of Alaska. This region is underlain by thick ground ice, which is susceptible to erosion and thaw.

These physical changes are likely to alter ecosystems by changing the availability of habitats and food resources upon which wildlife depends. The study area is the Tanana River watershed (53, km 2, 7% glacier cover), a major tributary to the Yukon River (Figure 1). The Tanana River drains the central and eastern part of the Alaska Range that has glaciated ridges of to m in altitude with individual peaks reaching m.

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Alaska has more t rivers, and thousands more streams and creeks. According to United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, Alaska has about 9, officially named rivers.

Characterization of Stream Thermal Regimes in the Matanuska-Susitna Basin, Alaska. Prepared for Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Matanuska-Susitna Salmon Habitat Partnership.

Alaska Center for Conservation Science, University of Alaska Anchorage. Anchorage, Alaska. Drainage basins of the principal oceans and seas of the world. Grey areas are endorheic basins that do not drain to the oceans.

Ocean basins. The following is a list of the major ocean basins: About % of the world's land drains to the Atlantic Ocean. [citation needed] In North America, surface water drains to the Atlantic via the Saint Lawrence River and Great Lakes basins, the Eastern.

The Global Importance of the Arctic Region. The Arctic and its hydrology play a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate. The Arctic Ocean’s water is unusually fresh in comparison with the remaining world’s ocean system, owing to large amounts of net convergence of atmospheric moisture from the lower latitudes.

OCLC Number: Description: 4 maps: color ; on 4 sheets. Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scale ; (W °0ʹ00ʺ--W °0ʹ00ʺ/N °0ʹ00ʺ--N °0ʹ00ʺ). Over the next century, near‐surface permafrost across the circumpolar Arctic is expected to degrade significantly, particularly for land areas south of 70°N.

This is likely to cause widespread impacts on arctic hydrology, ecology, and trace gas emissions. The objective of the Alaska Hydrologic Survey (AHS) is to provide technical hydrologic information to ensure proper and accurate management of the State's water resources for the benefit of the people of the State of Alaska.

Hydrologic data are provided to state, federal, and municipal governments, as well as industry and the general public. Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center University of Alaska Fairbanks PO Box Koyukuk Drive Fairbanks, AK USGS Location Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center University Drive Anchorage, AK Central Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska A.A.

STICKNEY 1 and R.J. RITCHIE (Received 4 August ; accepted in revised form 2 October ) ABSTRACT. The distribution and abundance of brant (Branta bernicla) were surveyed on the central Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska between and Numbers of nests ranged between and in 43 to Indigenous Knowledge of Hydrologic Change in the Yukon River Basin: A Case Study of Ruby, Alaska Nicole J.

Wilson,1 M. Todd Walter 2 and Jon Waterhouse 3 (Received 20 January ; accepted in revised form 14 July ) ABSTRACT. In the Arctic and Subarctic, the contribution of Indigenous knowledge to understanding environmental. Get this from a library. Hydrology of a drainage basin on the Alaskan coastal plain.

[Jerry Brown; S L Dingman; Robert I Lewellen; Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)] -- A 4-summer hydrologic record from a sq km drainage basin at Barrow, Alaska is analyzed. The watershed, a drained lake basin, is underlain by continuous permafrost within m of the tundra.

He received his PhD in Interdisciplinary Hydrology, Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks inwhere he conducted a comprehensive investigation of solid and liquid precipitation in the Alaska Central Arctic.

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and Galimov, E.: The nature of continental run-off from the Siberian rivers and its behavior in the adjacent Arctic basins   ABSTRACT. The distribution and abundance of brant (Branta bernicla) were surveyed on the central Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska between and Numbers of nests ranged between and in 43 to 67 locations.

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Watershed boundaries on the North Slope of Alaska are superimposed on a false color composite image that displays bare soil and rock as pink/magenta and vegetation as bright green.The flood plain on the Chena and Tanana Rivers near Fairbanks, Alaska, has abundant water in rivers and in an unconfined alluvial aquifer.

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