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Project Leader(s): 

Dr. François Anctil, Université Laval

Project team: 
Dr. Anne-Catherine Favre, Université Laval
Dr. Vincent Fortin, Environment Canada
Dr. Christian Genes, Université Laval
Dr. Barbara Lence, University of British Columbia
Dr. Peter Yau, McGill University
Funding period: 
October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

The goal of this project is to evaluate if mesoscale (35 km) meteorological ensemble forecasts coupled to a short-range hydrological forecasting system can lead to improved forecasts, and thus help maximize hydropower production and minimize flood risks. Positive results would pave the way for a full project which would aim to design an efficient short-range hydrological ensemble forecasting system adapted to the climate and hydrology of the Great-Lakes and Saint Lawrence River basin.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Laxmi Sushama, Université du Québec à Montréal

Project team: 
Dr. Ramón de Elia, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dr. John Gyakum, McGill University
Dr. René Laprise, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dr. Adam Monahan, University of Victoria
Dr. Paul Vaillancourt, Meteorological Service of Canada
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Anthropogenic (or human caused) climate change is one of the main environmental threats facing the Earth today. The ability to make accurate estimates of future climate conditions is a necessity for governments, ecosystem planners and large businesses. The main way to make estimates of future climate conditions is to integrate complex mathematical models of the global climate system forwards in time. Thus, this research team aims to evaluate and improve the representation of regional climate processes using a newly-developed regional climate model called CRCM5.