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dc.contributor.supervisor Kienzle, Stefan W.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Timothy S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T19:23:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T19:23:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3522
dc.description.abstract The ACRU (Agricultural Catchments Research Unit) agro-hydrological model was used to estimate historical and future hydro-climatological variables including streamflow that have occurred during 1951-2010, and to simulate the impacts of climate change in the Castle River watershed (CRW) for the future period 2041-2070. ACRU is driven by a driver station(s) by extrapolating meteorological variables across the watershed, making corrections for differences between elevation, slope and aspect. Two driver station datasets, the Beaver Mines Climate Station (BMCS, 05AA022) and 10 km Grid (Hutchinson et al., 2009) are compared to determine whether impacts of climate change are best suited for simulation using single point locations or spatially interpolated grids. Model parameterization is based on the Hydrological Response Unit (HRU) concept. Verification of mean temperature, snow water equivalent (SWE) and streamflow is reported. Projected increases in air temperature and precipitation resulted in decreases of SWE and increases in streamflow during peak runoff season. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject hydrological modelling en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject Castle River en_US
dc.subject Alberta en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject streamflow en_US
dc.title Hydrological impacts of climate change on the Castle River watershed, Alberta, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0388 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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