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Latest News & Publications

2020 / 05 / 11
The NHG welcomes Natalya Klutz as a field/research assistant, and Marco Hernandez-Henriquez as a part-time Research Associate. Welcome (back) to both of you!

2020 / 05 / 04
The NHG welcomes Daniel Scurfield as a field/research assistant, Justin Kokoszka as an MSc student, and Aseem Sharma in his new role as a post-doctoral fellow with the group. Welcome to all of you!

2020 / 04 / 24
Michael successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "A spatio-temporal analysis of trends in Northern Hemisphere seasonal snow-cover, 1971-2017". Congratulations Michael!

2020 / 04 / 20
Brubacher, J., Allen, D. M., Déry, S. J., Parkes, M. W., Chhetri, B., Mak, S., Sobie, S., and Takaro, T. K., 2020: Associations of five food- and water-borne diseases and ecological zone, land use, and aquifer type in a changing climate, Science of the Total Environment, 138808, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138808. Full Document

2020 / 04 / 17
Aseem successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Role of atmospheric rivers on the hydrology of western Canada". Congratulations Aseem!

2020 / 04 / 16
Sharma, A. R., and Déry, S. J., 2020: Contribution of atmospheric rivers to annual, seasonal, and extreme precipitation across British Columbia and southeastern Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(9), e2019JD031823. Full Document

2020 / 04 / 01
Picketts, I. M., Déry, S. J., Parkes, M. W., Sharma, A. R., and Matthews, C. A., 2020: Scenarios of climate change and natural resource development: complexity and uncertainty in the Nechako Watershed, The Canadian Geographer, 64, doi: 10.1111/cag.12609. Full Document

2020 / 03 / 20
Thompson, H. D., Déry, S. J., Jackson, P. L., and Laval, B. E., 2020: A synoptic climatology of potential seiche-inducing winds in a large intermontane lake: Quesnel Lake, British Columbia, Canada, International Journal of Climatology, 40, doi: 10.1002/joc.6560. Full Document

2020 / 03 / 19
The second quarterly newsletter for the IRC program of research is now available online.

2020 / 02 / 18
Lilhare, R., Pokorny, S., Déry, S. J., Stadnyk, T. A., and Koenig, K. A., 2020: Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty assessment in water budgets simulated by the Variable Infiltration Capacity model in Canadian sub-arctic watersheds, Hydrological Processes, 34(9), 2057-2075. Full Document

2020 / 01 / 25
Stephen along with colleagues Drs. Kinnard and Rousseau are guest editors for a special issue of Water on cold regions hydrology in a changing climate. Consult the special issue description for further details. The article submission deadline for the special issue is August 31st, 2020.

2020 / 01 / 13
Li, Z., Shi, X., Tang, Q., Zhang, Y., Gao, H., Pan, X., Déry, S. J., Zhou, P., 2020: Partitioning the contributions of glacier melt and precipitation to the 1971-2010 runoff increases in a headwater basin of the Tarim River, Journal of Hydrology, 583, 124579. Full Document

2020 / 01 / 02
Sharma, A. R. and Déry, S. J., 2020: Variability and trends of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the Pacific Coast of northwestern North America, International Journal of Climatology, 40(1), 544-558. Full Document

2019 / 12 / 18
The first quarterly newsletter for the IRC program of research is now available online. The NHG and the IRC teams wish everyone very Happy Holidays!

2019 / 11 / 04
Stephen is named the NSERC/Rio Tinto Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Climate Change and Water Security. For details on this program of research, consult the IRC website and the media release issued jointly between UNBC and Rio Tinto.

2019 / 10 / 25
Stadnyk, T. A., Déry, S. J., MacDonald, M. K., and Koenig, K. A., 2019: Theme 1: Physical Environment. iv. The Freshwater System. In Kuzyk, Z.A. and Candlish, L. M. (eds.), From Science to Policy in the Greater Hudson Bay: An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of Climate Change and Modernization, ArcticNet, 113-155.

2019 / 10 / 05
Jeremy and Stephen participated in the annual QRRC open house and conducted field work in and around Quesnel Lake.

2019 / 09 / 27
Stephen and other members of UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group reported on their findings on integrative research in the Nechako Watershed at the weekly NRESi colloquium.

2019 / 08 / 14
Lilhare, R., Déry, S. J., Pokorny, S., Stadnyk, T. A., and Koenig, K. A., 2019: Inter-comparison of multiple hydro-climatic datasets across the Lower Nelson River Basin, Manitoba, Canada, Atmosphere-Ocean, 57, 262-278. Full Document.

2019 / 08 / 06
Islam, S. U., Hay, R. W., Déry, S. J. and Booth, B. P., 2019: Modelling the impacts of climate change on riverine thermal regimes in western Canada's largest Pacific watershed, Scientific Reports, 9, 11398. Full Document

2019 / 01 / 18
Stephen is elected co-chair of the evaluation panel for NSERC's Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada program.

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Welcome to the homepage of the northern hydrometeorology group (NHG) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

The NHG investigates the role of climate variability and climate change on the high-latitude and alpine water cycle. The research group is led by Stephen Déry, a tenured, full professor in the Environmental Science and Engineering Program of UNBC, as well as a member of UNBC's Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi). Details on the NHG's research including projects, funding sources, and members are found here.

A recent curriculum vitae and biography for Stephen are available online.

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Fall 2020

  • ENSC 312 (Biometeorology)

    Recent Courses

  • ENSC 201 (Weather and Climate)
  • ENSC 312 (Biometeorology)
  • ENSC 408/608 (Storms)
  • ENSC 454/654 (Snow and Ice)
  • GEOG 310 (Hydrology)
  • NRES 701 (Graduate Colloquia)
  • NRES 799 (Independent Study)

    Research Group

  • Meet the members of the NHG.