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The sediment and particulate organic carbon cycle of Lake Melville, Labrador: a fjard estuary undergoing hydrologic and climatic change

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dc.contributor.supervisor Kuzyk, Zou Zou (Geological Sciences) Stern, Gary (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kamula, Christina Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-14T23:23:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-14T23:23:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31087
dc.description.abstract To evaluate potential impacts of anthropogenic and climatic changes on Lake Melville, a large fjard estuary that receives runoff from the Churchill River in central Labrador, modern sedimentological processes, sources, and distribution of sediment and particulate organic carbon (POC) were investigated in recently deposited sediment (i.e., last 100-150 yrs.). This investigation showed that the Churchill River is the dominate source of sediment and terrestrial POC to the Lake Melville system which could double in the first two years following the proposed hydroelectric development on the Lower Churchill River. The sources, sinks, and losses of particulates and development of sediment and terrestrial and marine POC budgets established in this study can be used to assess changes to the system from future hydroelectric development or climatic changes. en_US
dc.subject Lake Melville en_US
dc.subject Particulate organic carbon en_US
dc.subject 210Pb en_US
dc.subject 137Cs en_US
dc.subject Box-model budgets en_US
dc.subject Sediment en_US
dc.title The sediment and particulate organic carbon cycle of Lake Melville, Labrador: a fjard estuary undergoing hydrologic and climatic change en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Macdonald, Robie (Environment and Geography) Lobb, David (Soil Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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