Erosion potential of dynamic ice breakup in Lower Athabasca River. Part I: Field measurements and initial quantification
The EXCEL workbooks contained in this dataset primarily contain temporal variations of the water surface elevation (water level) at 12 locations situated along the lower Athabasca River during the 2013 spring ice breakup. This information was obtained using portable pressure (and occasionally temperature) loggers, inserted in robust casing designed to survive large water- and ice-induced forces. Such forces are generated by stationary or moving ice sheets and blocks as well as by sharp river waves that often accompany ice jam releases. Prolonged time periods of constant water level signify that the sensors were above water, recording atmospheric pressure and air temperature, where applicable.
Detailed information regarding this dataset can be found in the following publication:
Beltaos, S., Carter, T., Rowsell, R., and DePalma, S.G.S. 2018. Erosion potential of dynamic ice breakup in Lower Athabasca River. Part I: Field measurements and initial quantification. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Vol. 149: 16-28.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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