Marmot Creek Research Basin Workshop
University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute, Barrier Lake Field Station, Kananaskis Country, AB
21 - 22 February, 2013
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Day 1: Thursday 21 February
Session 1: Marmot Basin Project Chair: Ed Johnson
Introduction to Workshop: Overview and Objectives
Abstract PPSX (7.1Mb) PDF (4.3Mb)
John Pomeroy
U. Saskatchewan
Information from Marmot Creek Basin: Still Making Waves after Half a Century
Abstract PPSX (7.6Mb) PDF (3.2Mb)
Jim Bruce
Emeritus, Env. Canada
History of Marmot Creek Experimental Watershed: People, Places and Things Done
Abstract PPSX (4.2Mb) PDF (0.9Mb)
Richard Rothwell
Emeritus, U. Alberta
Session 2: Marmot Basin Project Chair: Howard Wheater
Marmot Creek Basin: Managing Forests for Water
Abstract PPSX (2.6Mb) PDF (1.4Mb)
Graham Hillman
Canadian Forest Svc., Retd
The Impact of Climate Change and Forest Management on the Hydrometeorology of Marmot Creek Research Basin
Abstract PPSX (2.9Mb) PDF (1.7Mb)
Phillip Harder
U. Saskatchewan
An Outdoor Hydro-Climatic Laboratory for the 21st Century: 50+ Years of Research and Data Collections at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed
Abstract PPSX (27.3Mb) PDF (10.9Mb)
Danny Marks
USDA Agric. Research Svc.
Discussion: What have we Learnt from the Marmot Basin Project, 1962-1987?
Session 3: Marmot Creek Observation and Process Studies Chair: John Pomeroy
Implications of Mountain Shading on Calculating Energy for Snowmelt using Unstructured Triangular Meshes
Abstract PPSX (24.9Mb) PDF (3.9Mb)
Chris Marsh
U. Saskatchewan
Progress towards Understanding and Predicting Turbulent Heat Fluxes in the Canadian Rockies
Abstract PPSX (8.4Mb) PDF (3.7Mb)
Warren Helgason
U. Saskatchewan
Simulating Areal Snowcover Depletion and Snowmelt Runoff in Alpine Terrain
Abstract PPSX (12.1Mb) PDF (7.2Mb)
Chris DeBeer
Canada North Env. Svcs
Session 4: From Observations to Models
Chair: Danny Marks
Impacts of Forest Clearing on Radiation and Snowmelt in Marmot Creek, Alberta, Canada
Abstract PPSX (5.8Mb) PDF (1.3Mb)
Chad Ellis
Silvatech Consulting
A Sensitivity Study of Radiant Energy During Snowmelt in Small Canopy Gaps
Abstract PPSX (5.7Mb) PDF (2.7Mb)
Tim Link
U. Idaho
Modelling the Effects of Climate Variability on Hydrological Processes in Marmot Creek: Approach and Initial Results
Abstract PPSX (4.6Mb) PDF (1.6Mb)
Evan Siemens
U. Saskatchewan
Discussion: What have we Learnt from Marmot Creek Research Basin Process Studies?
Public Lecture - Canmore Civic Centre:
Global Climate Change and Canada’s Water
Abstract PPSX (16.7Mb) PDF (6.3Mb)
Jim Bruce
Emeritus, Env. Canada
Day 2: Friday 22 February
Session 5: Watershed Disturbance and Management Chair: John Diiwu
Fire Regime and Risk in the Kananaskis Valley
Abstract Hawkes: PPSX (12.4Mb) PDF (2.2Mb)
  Arthur: PPSX (47.7Mb) PDF (6.4Mb)
Related Bibliography, from Ed Johnson
(Director, BioGeoScience Institute):
PDF (92kb)
Brad Hawkes
Canadian Forest Svc.
Rick Arthur
Alberta ESRD, Retd
Mountain Hydrology and Disturbances in the Elk Valley, British Columbia: Utilizing Marmot Creek Research Basin for Process Understanding
Abstract (Presentation not publicly available)
Sean Carey
McMaster U.
Managing for Watershed Function as a Priority
Abstract (Presentation not publicly available)
Kevin Van Tighem
Independent researcher
The Walt Jeffrey Project: Capturing the Value of Long Term Research Sites
  PPSX (10.0Mb) PDF (1.2Mb)
Axel Anderson
Foothills Research Inst.,
Alberta ESRD
Session 6: The Implications and Future of Marmot Creek Chair: Axel Anderson
Sensitivity of Marmot Creek Snow Hydrology to Future Climate Change and Forest Disturbance
Abstract PPSX (10.6Mb) PDF (6.4Mb)
John Pomeroy
U. Saskatchewan
Managing Alberta’s Forests: Lessons from Research Basins
  PPSX (1.9Mb) PDF (0.7Mb)
John Diiwu
Alberta ESRD
Marmot Creek and the Saskatchewan River Basin Project – a Large-scale Observatory for New Water Science
Abstract PPSX (43.3Mb) PDF (4.6Mb)
Howard Wheater
U. Saskatchewan
Discussion: Next Steps
Followed by Field Site Tour – Lower Hydrometeorological Stations at Marmot Creek Research Basin