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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, in press. Full Document

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

2020 / 02 / 26
The NHG welcomes Natalya Klutz and Daniel Scurfield as undergraduate research experience students. Welcome to both of you!

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. 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 / 07 / 24
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the pilot project underway in the Nechako River to measure its water temperature this summer. Listen to their discussion here.

2019 / 07 / 17
Allchin, M. and Déry, S. J., 2019: Shifting spatial and temporal patterns in the onset of seasonally snow-dominated conditions in the Northern Hemisphere, 1972-2017, Journal of Climate, 32(16), 4981-5001. Full Document

2019 / 07 / 8-13
Siraj, Rajtantra, Andrew and Stephen all presented their latest research findings at the 27th IUGG General Assembly in Montreal, Quebec.

2019 / 06 / 21
The NHG team contributing to the "Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment" (or SPADE) field campaign is profiled in a UNBC press release. For stories about the SPADE field campaign, check out the Prince George Citizen or the Columbia Valley Pioneer.

2019 / 05 / 08
Our new Tri-University project titled "Earth, Air, Water and Fire (EAWF): Western science and traditional knowledge perspectives on the nexus between land, droughts, floods, wildfires and the health of Elders in BC" and involving a collaboration between TRU, UBCO and UNBC, has been announced. Check out the UNBC press release for details.

2019 / 04 / 28
Juris, Selina, Hadleigh, Hilary, Jeremy and Stephen are all embarking on the SPADE field campaign for the next two months probing storms along the continental divide in southeastern BC and southwestern Alberta. Follow updates of the SPADE field campaign our blog.

2019 / 04 / 16
Hadleigh successfully defended his MSc thesis entitled "Wind climatology of Quesnel Lake, British Columbia". Congratulations Hadleigh!

2019 / 04 / 11
Aseem, Siraj and Stephen presented their findings on the 2016 Northern Rockies flood event in two public presentations in Dawson Creek. Please consult the following poster for details on these presentations.

2019 / 03 / 28
Gateuille, D., Owens, P. N., Petticrew, E. L., Booth, B. P., French, T. D., and Déry, S. J., 2019: Determining contemporary and historical sediment sources in a large drainage basin impacted by cumulative effects: the regulated Nechako River, British Columbia, Canada, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 19(9), 3357-3373. Full Document

2019 / 02 / 13
Islam, S. U., Curry, C. L., Déry, S. J. and Zwiers, F. W., 2019: Quantifying projected changes in runoff variability and flow regimes of the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 811-828, doi: 10.5194/hess-23-1-2019. Full Document

2019 / 02 / 06
Curry, C.L., Islam, S. U., Zwiers, F. W., and Déry, S. J., 2019: Atmospheric rivers increase future flood risk in western Canada's largest Pacific River, Geophysical Research Letters, 46(3), 1651-1661, doi: 10.1029/2018GL080720.

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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Winter 2020

  • ENSC 454/654 (Snow and Ice)

    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.