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The Resource Cold matters : the state and fate of Canada's fresh water, Robert William Sandford

Cold matters : the state and fate of Canada's fresh water, Robert William Sandford

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Cold matters : the state and fate of Canada's fresh water
Title
Cold matters
Title remainder
the state and fate of Canada's fresh water
Statement of responsibility
Robert William Sandford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cold Matters is a vital and approachable work that distills the scientific complexities of snow, ice, water and climate and presents the global implications of research put forth and funded by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. This timely book gives the concerned reader an opportunity to take part in the conversation about our global environment in a way that transcends traditional scientific journals, textbooks, public talks or newspaper articles that are so often ignored or forgotten. In the end, Cold Matters will change the way you think about ice and snow. The impassioned narrative and sophisticated illustrations found within the pages of Robert Sandford?s latest work offer ecologically and globally minded citizens an understanding of the behaviour of our ever-changing climate system and its effect on cold environments in western Canada over the past 400 years. Using revolutionary prediction scenarios to model glaciers and glacier meltwater in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Yukon, NWT and throughout the world, Cold Matters presents a clear snapshot of how altered ecosystems will impact future climates, urban centres and agricultural landscapes
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandford, Robert W
Dewey number
551.310971
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.I23
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Climatic changes
  • Freshwater ecology
  • SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Canada
Label
Cold matters : the state and fate of Canada's fresh water, Robert William Sandford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1""; ""The Roots of Hydrological Modelling in Canada""; ""The Cold Regions Model and CFCAS: A Decade of Advancement in Canadian Climate Science""; ""What is Parameterization?""; ""Building a Model that Never Stops Learning""; ""How to Handle All That Data""; ""Hydrology, Glaciology and Snowmelt""; ""The ISNOBAL Mountain Snowmelt Model""; ""Modelling the North and the Prairies â€?""; ""â€? and Confronting the Politics of Parameters""; ""Coming to Grips with Extreme Complexity""; ""Chapter 2""; ""WC2N""
  • ""WC2N and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site""""Glacier Recession: The Global as Represented in the Local""; ""Glacier Loss in the Mountain Parks""; ""Glacier Loss in Albertaâ€?s Provincial Parks""; ""Extending the Record Further Back in Time""; ""What the Research Tells Us""; ""What Is the Fate of Our Glaciers?""; ""Peering into the Future of the Mountain West: St. Elias Mountains, Yukon""; ""A Picturesque Drive to the Time of Ice""; ""Why Snow Dome is Important â€?""; ""â€? and How Things are Changing in the Mountains""; ""Chapter 3""; ""Modelling the Physics of Snow""
  • ""Much Depends on Coldness""""Snow Matters""; ""The Ultimate Snowblower""; ""Modelling Snow that Doesnâ€?t Reach the Ground""; ""Reflecting on Snow: The Albedo of Clear-cuts""; ""How Much Water is on Deposit in that Snowbank?""; ""Studying Snow at Marmot Creek""; ""What Happens When Snow Melts?""; ""The Importance of Marmot Lab""; ""Chapter 4""; ""Planetary-scale Water Transfers as an “Orderly Marketâ€?""; ""The Importance of Sea Ice""; ""Climate Change and Permafrost: A North Coming Unglued""; ""The Glaciology of Climate Change: The Arcticâ€?Alpine Link""
  • ""When the Mortar of Mountains Melts Away""""IP3 in NWT and Yukon: Figuring Out Where “Square 1â€? Is""; ""Flying on Instruments: Climate Modelling Needs Climate Monitoring""; ""Chapter 5""; ""The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment""; ""James Lovelock and the Importance of Monitoring""; ""Abandoning Stationarity: Nature Always Has “Pushed the Envelopeâ€?""; ""Dealing with Hydrologic Non-Stationarity""; ""The Consequences of Lost Stability""; ""Chapter 6""; ""How Northerners are Adapting""; ""Climate change and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge""; ""Nordicity: Cold is Cultural""
  • ""Cold Also Matters as a Water-Storage Medium""""Science to the Rescue""; ""When Democratic Government Actually Governs: Mitigating Climate Change with Sound Water Policy in NWT""; ""FLOWâ€?s Recommendations for Even Further Policy Improvement""; ""Chapter 7""; ""The Value of the Science to the Private Sector: The BC Hydro Business Case""; ""The Spin-Off Benefits of Good Research""; ""Continuing the Work of the IP3 & WCÂ2N Research Networks""; ""The Relevance of IP3 and WCÂ2N Research Outcomes""; ""Toward the Future""; ""Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
820147415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927330463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
da564782-46de-4481-9f40-c091892f6440
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820147415
Label
Cold matters : the state and fate of Canada's fresh water, Robert William Sandford
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1""; ""The Roots of Hydrological Modelling in Canada""; ""The Cold Regions Model and CFCAS: A Decade of Advancement in Canadian Climate Science""; ""What is Parameterization?""; ""Building a Model that Never Stops Learning""; ""How to Handle All That Data""; ""Hydrology, Glaciology and Snowmelt""; ""The ISNOBAL Mountain Snowmelt Model""; ""Modelling the North and the Prairies â€?""; ""â€? and Confronting the Politics of Parameters""; ""Coming to Grips with Extreme Complexity""; ""Chapter 2""; ""WC2N""
  • ""WC2N and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site""""Glacier Recession: The Global as Represented in the Local""; ""Glacier Loss in the Mountain Parks""; ""Glacier Loss in Albertaâ€?s Provincial Parks""; ""Extending the Record Further Back in Time""; ""What the Research Tells Us""; ""What Is the Fate of Our Glaciers?""; ""Peering into the Future of the Mountain West: St. Elias Mountains, Yukon""; ""A Picturesque Drive to the Time of Ice""; ""Why Snow Dome is Important â€?""; ""â€? and How Things are Changing in the Mountains""; ""Chapter 3""; ""Modelling the Physics of Snow""
  • ""Much Depends on Coldness""""Snow Matters""; ""The Ultimate Snowblower""; ""Modelling Snow that Doesnâ€?t Reach the Ground""; ""Reflecting on Snow: The Albedo of Clear-cuts""; ""How Much Water is on Deposit in that Snowbank?""; ""Studying Snow at Marmot Creek""; ""What Happens When Snow Melts?""; ""The Importance of Marmot Lab""; ""Chapter 4""; ""Planetary-scale Water Transfers as an “Orderly Marketâ€?""; ""The Importance of Sea Ice""; ""Climate Change and Permafrost: A North Coming Unglued""; ""The Glaciology of Climate Change: The Arcticâ€?Alpine Link""
  • ""When the Mortar of Mountains Melts Away""""IP3 in NWT and Yukon: Figuring Out Where “Square 1â€? Is""; ""Flying on Instruments: Climate Modelling Needs Climate Monitoring""; ""Chapter 5""; ""The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment""; ""James Lovelock and the Importance of Monitoring""; ""Abandoning Stationarity: Nature Always Has “Pushed the Envelopeâ€?""; ""Dealing with Hydrologic Non-Stationarity""; ""The Consequences of Lost Stability""; ""Chapter 6""; ""How Northerners are Adapting""; ""Climate change and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge""; ""Nordicity: Cold is Cultural""
  • ""Cold Also Matters as a Water-Storage Medium""""Science to the Rescue""; ""When Democratic Government Actually Governs: Mitigating Climate Change with Sound Water Policy in NWT""; ""FLOWâ€?s Recommendations for Even Further Policy Improvement""; ""Chapter 7""; ""The Value of the Science to the Private Sector: The BC Hydro Business Case""; ""The Spin-Off Benefits of Good Research""; ""Continuing the Work of the IP3 & WCÂ2N Research Networks""; ""The Relevance of IP3 and WCÂ2N Research Outcomes""; ""Toward the Future""; ""Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
820147415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927330463
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
da564782-46de-4481-9f40-c091892f6440
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820147415

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