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Streamflow changes in Alaska between the cool phase (1947-1976) and the warm phase (1977-2006) of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation: The influence of glaciers

Water Resources Research

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DOI: 10.1029/2008WR007575

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Abstract

Streamflow data from 35 stations in and near Alaska were analyzed for changes between the cool phase (1947-1976) and the warm phase (1977-2006) of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Winter, spring, and summer flow changes and maximum annual flow changes were different for glaciated basins (more than 10% glacier-covered area) than for nonglaciated basins, showing the influence of glaciers on historical streamflowchanges. Mean February flows, for example, increased for the median of available stations by 45% for glaciated basins and by 17% for nonglaciated ones.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Streamflow changes in Alaska between the cool phase (1947-1976) and the warm phase (1977-2006) of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation: The influence of glaciers
Series title:
Water Resources Research
DOI:
10.1029/2008WR007575
Volume
45
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s):
New England Water Science Center
Description:
W06502; 5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Water Resources Research
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska