CEN researchers have just published in the Hydrogeology Journal a special mini issue (Topical Collection) on the hydrogeology of the Tasiapik Valley, near the village of Umiujaq in Nunavik.
Hydrogeology of a cold-region watershed near Umiujaq (Nunavik, Canada) - Hydrogeology Journal, 28(3)
The articles respectively address the following topics: 3D geological modeling of the aquifer system, the realization of a detailed water balance of the watershed, hydrogeochemical characterization of groundwater and surface water, the application of a tracing method to quantify groundwater flows, the realization of a 2D numerical model identifying the impacts of groundwater flow on permafrost dynamics, and presents a sensitivity analysis of the model parameters. The work presented can be used as a guide for the development of site characterization plans for sites in similar environments affected by permafrost and to assess their potential for groundwater resource development.
The papers will be available free of charge for some time by following the link above.For more information