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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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https://doi.org/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 streamflow changes. 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:
Article W06502; 5 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska