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dc.contributor.supervisor Stewart, Ronald (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Desjardins, Danielle
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-04T19:36:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-04T19:36:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5025
dc.description.abstract Historic and future extreme precipitation and wind events over southern Baffin Island, more specifically Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung and Cape Dorset are examined. Two sets of modeled re-analysis data, the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) forced with European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Regional Analysis 40 (ERA40) and the other the North American Regional Re-analysis (NARR) dataset were used to characterize the atmosphere during historic events. Two sets of CRCM data forced with Canadian Global Climate Model (CGCM) data, one from 1961-1990 and the other from 2041-2070, are compared to assess the changes in extreme events in the future. Extreme events were defined by daily precipitation and sustained wind thresholds. Based on the CRCM future projection, events were inferred to increase in intensity for all communities and increase in frequency for 3 of the 4 communities. A shift in the Arctic storm season was also inferred in the future projection. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject weather en_US
dc.subject extreme en_US
dc.subject Baffin Island en_US
dc.subject Iqaluit en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject storm tracks en_US
dc.subject precipitation en_US
dc.subject wind en_US
dc.title Historic and future extreme weather events over southern Baffin Island en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hanesiak, John (Environment and Geography) Fulton, Dan (MSC, Environment Canada) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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