9. Lake and River Ice in Canada

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. Terry Prowse

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch9

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Prowse, T. (2011) Lake and River Ice in Canada, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Victoria, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • lake and river ice in Canada;
  • Canadian landscape, and freshwater ice features;
  • break-up of freshwater ice;
  • freeze-up and break-up patterns;
  • isotherm delineations of river ice regimes;
  • lake ice in hydrology of cold region environments;
  • atmospheric teleconnections in phenology changes;
  • Northeastern North America and NAO and Arctic Oscillation (AO);
  • ice regime change implications;
  • ice condition changes, affecting northern Canada's hydro-electric industry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Role in the Climate System

  • Climatic Controls

  • Historical Trends and Linkages to Climate

  • Future Ice Regime Projections

  • Implications of Ice Regime Changes

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources