Research

Many individual and collective research activities will be carried out within DRI. Information on these activities and their results will be added to this site as DRI proceeds.

Individual Research

  • Canadian Lightning Detection Network – ASCII data on all lightning events within the CLDN real-time delivery region (1997-2005) can be made available by contacting John Hanesiak.
  • 1st and 2nd Generation Crop Phenology and Water-Use Models – enquiries through Rick Raddatz or Julian Brimelow.

Research Sites and Datasets

  • A-GAME (Alberta GPS Atmospheric Moisture Evaluation): GPS moisture data, radiosonde data, surface transect data, radar images – enquiries through Susan Skone or Geoff Strong
  • ALHAP (Alberta Hail Project): radar, aircraft, surface precipitation and upper-air data (1979-’85,’89,’91)
  • AmeriFlux Network: a network providing continuous observations of ecosystem level exchanges of CO2, water, energy and momentum; currently composed of sites from North America, Central America, and South America.
  • Assiniboine Delta Aquifer: resurrected dataset from Manitoba Conservation – enquiries through Ken Snelgrove
  • Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites (BERMS) – enquiries through Erin Thompson
  • Bratt’s Lake – enquiries through David Halliwell
  • Fluxnet-Canada Data Portal (registration required)
    • Standard Measurements
  • South Saskatchewan River Basin Project – enquiries through Matt Regier
    • Project Overview
  • St. Denis National Wildlife Area – enquiries through Malcolm Conly
  • West Nose Creek: groundwater monitoring and hydrometeorological data – enquiries through Masaki Hayashi

Surface Moisture and Precipitation Trends

  • Climate trends in surface mixing ratio, Edmonton, 1971-2000
  • Climate trends in surface mixing ratio, Saskatoon, 1971-2000
  • Climate trends in surface mixing ratio, Winnipeg, 1971-2000
  • Climate trends in surface mixing ratio, Whitehorse, 1971-2000
  • Winter/Summer trends in surface mixing ratio, YXD/YXE/YWG, 1971-2000
  • North-South Cross-section of Seasonal Precipitation, Inuvik to Lethbridge, 1971-2000
  • West-East Cross-section of Seasonal Precipitation, Grand Cache to Winnipeg, 1971-2000