Glacier and runoff changes study, Final Study Report /
Glaciers, permafrost, and the hydrologic cycle are expected to change in response to anticipated future atmospheric warming by the end of the 21st century, which could effect water yields to the proposed Susitna-Watana hydroelectric reservoir in Alaska. This study quantifies future changes in glacie...
|Additional Author(s):||Wolken, Gabriel,|
Youcha, Emily K.,
Zhang, Jing (Atmospheric physicist),
Liljedahl, Anna K.,
Beedlow, A. Cody,
|Corporate Contributor(s):||Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys,|
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
Alaska Energy Authority,
|Publisher:||[Alaska Energy Authority],|
|Report Numbers:||SuWa 290|
|Series:||Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project document ;
no. 290. |
|Online Access:||Link to Full Text|
|Library Holdings:||Print Versions|
|Summary:||Glaciers, permafrost, and the hydrologic cycle are expected to change in response to anticipated future atmospheric warming by the end of the 21st century, which could effect water yields to the proposed Susitna-Watana hydroelectric reservoir in Alaska. This study quantifies future changes in glacier wastage, surface and groundwater, permafrost, and evapotranspiration and their combined effect on runoff into the proposed reservoir. This report summarizes findings about potential future changes in runoff associated with anticipated climate change, and describes the glaciers, permafrost, hydrology, and climate, and soils of the upper Susitna River basin. Field measurements and computational modeling were combined to provide estimates of river discharge into the proposed reservoir through the end of the 21st century.|
|Physical Description:||196 p. : color illustrations, color maps, color charts ; 28 cm.|
|Notes:||"Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 14241)."|
"Prepared for Alaska Energy Authority."
Authors listed on page 2: Gabriel Wolken, Andrew Bliss, Regine Hock, Erin Whorton, Juliana Braun, Anna Liljedahl, Jing Zhang, Emily Youcha, Jörg Schulla, Alessio Gusmeroli, Caroline Aubry-Wake, A. Cody Beedlow, and Andrew Hoffman.
"February 2014 Draft"--Footers on pages 2-85.
"February 2015 Draft"--Footers on pages 86-196.
ARLIS assigned report number: SuWa 290.
This Initial Study Report completes the FERC-approved glacier and runoff changes study, so there is no corresponding study completion or study implementation report for the 2014-2015 period. However, this report is supplements: Glacier and runoff changes study, Study plan Section 7.7, Initial Study Report, Literature review / prepared by Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Department of Natural Resources & University of Alaska Fairbanks. -- June 2014 (but Part D is dated November 2015). -- (Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project document ; no. 223).
|Report Type:||Glacier and runoff changes study.|
|Supplement of:||Glacier and runoff changes study, Study plan Section 7.7, Initial Study Report, Literature review|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-78).|