Updating the Canadian Reference Hydrometric Basin Network to detect climate-related trends in streamflow
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This thesis developed a new set of selection criteria to renew the Canadian Reference Hydrometric Basin Network (RHBN) and improve its coverage of non-atmospheric factors affecting streamflow such as geographic location, ecological factors as represented by ecoregions, and watershed characteristics (e.g., watershed size). This dataset was further analyzed to provide a national outlook on climate-related trends in streamflow. The usefulness of categorizing streamflows by ecoregion groups or major precipitation mechanism was confirmed. The development of a storage effect indicator that may be used to differentiate between stations with flows controlled by annual phenomena and those with significant carryover between years is an additional contribution.
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Jennifer Pellerin (2019). Updating the Canadian Reference Hydrometric Basin Network to detect climate-related trends in streamflow. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14574