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Observations of Flow Distributions and River Breakup in the Mackenzie Delta, NWT

  • Author / Creator
    Morley, Janelle KA
  • This study was part the Canadian International Polar Year (IPY) project entitled Study of Canadian Arctic River-delta Fluxes (IPY-SCARF), aimed at quantifying fluxes from the Mackenzie Delta channels towards the Beaufort Sea. The flow and water level data collected during the study period from 2006 to 2010 are presented. In addition, river breakup observations during each year of the study are shown, including oblique photos and satellite imagery that was used to document breakup progression. In support of the development of the Mackenzie Delta Hydrodynamic Model, a one-dimensional model was used to calibrate channel geometry and, in particular, channel bed slope for the seven primary channels of the Mackenzie Delta. The result and limitations of this modeling effort and suggestions for future data collection are presented.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3N02H
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Water Resources
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Faye Hicks, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Suzanne Kresta, Chemical and Materials Engineering
    • Dr. Mark Loewen, Civil and Environmental Engineering