Members of the Remote Sensing of Environmental Change research group took to the 33rd annual Cold Regions Research Centre conference on November 26th and 27th that was held remotely to introduce their preliminary research.
Our very own Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour spoke as Emerging Researcher Keynote speaker,
Introducing how ReSEC is utilizing remote sensing techniques to understand lake ice, snow cover and fresh water to evaluate the response of lake ice to regional weather and climate. PhD student, Gifty Attiah gave a 15-minute talk introducing her research on modeling the spatial variability of ice thickness and ice phenology on lakes in the North Slave Region, NWT. While a number of undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 3-minute research synopsis competition. Overall, resulting with two of our own placing 1st and 2nd, Alicia Pouw and Jane Ye. The following is a list of the participants and their research:
Gifty Attiah (GES, PhD): Modeling the Spatial Variability of Ice Thickness and Phenology on Lakes in North Slave Region, NWT
Jeremy Harbinson (GES MSc): Trend Analysis of Water Quality and Temperature in Response to Climate Change of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories.
Coleton Madge (GES MSc): A Bird’s Eye View from the Eastern Mackenzie Basin, NWT: Lake Vulnerability to the Changing Climate
Alicia Pouw (GES MSc): Estimation of the Depth and Spatial Distribution of Snow Over Lake Ice Using Ground Penetrating Radar and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.
Vivian Gao (Biology/GES MES): Gravel Road Runoff in an Arctic Environment: An Assessment of the Impact on Macroinvertebrates in Roadside Lakes
Jason Skidmore (GES UG): Investigating Lake Ice Thickness Monitoring using Ground Penetrating Radar, Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories
Jane Ye (WLU/UW UG): Surface solar radiation and lake productivity: Quantifying a global relationship.