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2023 / 06 / 06
Stephen was interviewed by Jack Clark of CKPG News to discuss the current warm, dry spell predicted in northern BC for the next.

2023 / 06 / 06
The NHG is pleased to announce an employment opportunity for the position of Research Manager in the group. Consult the following ad for full details on the position. The application deadline is Friday 30 June or until the position is filled.

2023 / 05 / 31
Justin and Stephen participated in the Koh Learning event at Stellat'en First Nation.

2023 / 05 / 26
The NHG congratulates all UNBC students graduating today! Special congratulations to six recent / current NHG who are being conferred their degrees today: Selina Mitchell (MSc), Lisa Rickard (MSc), Spencer Woyke (BSc), Laura-Anne Browning (BSc), Jade Reynolds (BSc) and Dylan Broeke (BSc). Well done!

2023 / 05 / 7-11
Bruno and Stephen presented their latest findings on the role of atmospheric rivers in the Nechako Watershed's hydrology and on the impact of extreme events on water temperatures, respectively, during the 2023 annual meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union in Banff, Alberta.

2023 / 04 / 21
Martins, E. G., Déry, S. J., and D. A. Patterson, 2023: Chapter 15: Fraser River Basin, In DeLong, M. (Ed.), Rivers of North America, Elsevier, pp. 650-674

2023 / 04 / 19
Spencer presented his undergraduate thesis entitled "Multi-site analysis of peak storm events at Tahtsa Ranges using MRR and disdrometer data". Congratulations Spencer on successfully completing your undergraduate thesis and course!

2023 / 04 / 11
Stephen was interviewed by Cheryl Jahn of CKPG News to discuss the exceptionally low water levels in northern BC rivers. Read and hear more here about their conversation and potential implications to this summer's water levels.

2023 / 04 / 04
The spring 2023 issue of the Nechkako IRC newsletter is now available online.

2023 / 03 / 31
Lisa successfully defended her MSc thesis entitled "Comparison of recent major spring flood events in the Saint John River Basin". Congratulations Lisa!

2023 / 03 / 28
Thompson, H.D., Thériault, J. M., Déry, S. J., Stewart, R. E., Boisvert, D., Rickard, L. , Leroux, N. R., Colli, M. and Vionnet, V., 2023: Atmospheric and surface observations during the Saint John River Experiment on Cold Season Storms, submitted to Earth System Science Data Discussions. Full Document

2023 / 03 / 01
Members of the IRC team (Kirsten, Justin, Jade, Tamar, Bruno, and Jingwen) along with Stephen and other members of UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group participated in a public presentation titled "An Evening on the Nechako: A virtual update and interactive discussion with UNBC's Integrated Watershed Research Group."

2023 / 02 / 27
The NHG is pleased to welcome Laura-Anne Browning to the IRC team as a Research Skills Trainee. Welcome Laura-Anne!

2023 / 02 / 16
Stephen presented a talk entitled "Nechako Watershed stream temperature monitoring and research, 2019-2023" as part of the Climate Science Informal Seminars at UNBC sponsored by CMOS and PICS.

2023 / 02 / 01
We are pleased to announce the return Jade Reynolds to the NHG as a Researck Skills Trainee. Welcome back Jade!

2023 / 01 / 10
Stephen was interviewed by Hiren Mansukhani of the PG Post to discuss the recent dry weather in northern BC including the fifth driest year on record in Prince George. Read the story here.

2023 / 01 / 01
The Nothern Hydrometeorology Group wishes everyone a very Happy New Year! All the best in 2023!

2022 / 12 / 19
The December 2022 IRC quarterly newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 4) is now available here. The NSERC/Rio Tinto IRC team and all of the NHG wish everyone safe and Happy Holidays!

2022 / 11 / 18
Jingwen and Stephen are part of a team with Associated Engineering that will undertake flood plain mapping over the next year for the lower Nechako and upper Fraser rivers thanks to support from the Fraser Basin Council.

2022 / 11 / 14
The NHG is pleased to welcome Kirsten Calder-Sutt as a new Research Associate/Hydrometeorological Technician who will lead the development of the MECHE observatory. Welcome to the team Kirsten!

2022 / 11 / 10
Stephen provided his insights on recent climate change and impacts to the Nechako Watershed for this The Tyee article titled "How the Kenney Dam broke the Nechako River".

2022 / 11 / 03
Selina successfully defended her MSc thesis titled "Precipitation Gradients Across the Continental Divide in the Southern Canadian Rockies". Congratulations Selina!

2022 / 10 / 27
Lilhare, R., Déry, S. J., Stadnyk, T. A., Pokorny, S., and Koenig, K. A., 2022: Warming soil temperature and increasing baseflow in response to recent and potential future climate change across northern Manitoba, Canada, Hydrological Processes, 36(11), e14748, doi: 10.1002/hyp.14748. Full Document

2022 / 10 / 27
Justin and Stephen participated in the fall meeting of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable.

2022 / 10 / 17
The NHG is pleased to welcome Justin Kokoszka as its new part-time research manager!

2022 / 10 / 13
Numerical modelling forms an important part of the IRC's program of research and TRARE is providing critical data to validate simulations as you can hear from this Youtube video captured during the TRARE field campaign in October 2021.

2022 / 09 / 20
Read here a UNBC story on the official announcement of provincial funding from the BC Knowledge Development Fund along with the Canada Foundation for Innovation that will support the creation of the MECHE observatory.

2022 / 09 / 15
The September 2022 IRC quarterly newsletter is now available here

2022 / 09 / 14
Thériault, J. M., Leroux, N. R., Stewart, R. E., Bertoncini, A., Déry, S. J., Pomeroy, J. W., Thompson, H. D., Smith, H. M., Mariani, Z., Desroches-Lapointe, A., Mitchell, S., and Almonte, J., 2022: The Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment (SPADE), Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103(11), E2628-E2649. Full Document

2022 / 09 / 03
The NHG is pleased to announce we have two openings for M.Sc. students starting in the Summer or Fall 2023 semesters at UNBC. Please consult the following ad for details on the positions and how to apply.

2022 / 08 / 12
Find out more details on last fall's TRARE field experiment in this YouTube video.

2022 / 07 / 20
Learn more on the state-of-the-art meteorological equipment that was deployed during the TRARE field campaign and how this is leading to a better understanding of the atmospheric river phenonmenon in this YouTube video.

2022 / 07 / 12
Listen to Kelly and Stephen describe last autumn's TRARE field campaign in this YouTube video.

2022 / 06 / 27
Gilbert, D. E., Morris, J. E., Kaveney, A. R., Déry, S. J., 2022: Sub-hourly water temperature data collected across the Nechako Watershed, 2019-2021, Data in Brief, 43, 108425. Full Document

2022 / 06 / 21
The June IRC quarterly newsletter is now available here.

2022 / 06 / 08
Stephen presented a talk entitled "Atmospheric rivers and their role in floods in British Columbia" to the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the BC Northern Real Estate Board.

2022 / 06 / 01
Tamar, Rajtantra and Stephen presented their latest findings on atmospheric rivers and the changing hydrology of the Nechako Watershed at the joint CMOS/CGU/ESC meeting.

2022 / 05 / 30
Gracie Wilson joins the Northern Hydrometeorology Group as a Research Skills Trainee. Welcome Gracie!

2022 / 05 / 25
On behalf of co-authors Rajtantra and Jingwen, Stephen presented an overview of recent NHG research on climate change across the Nechako Watershed to the Main Table of Rio Tinto's Water Engagement Initiative.

2022 / 05 / 16
Meghan Hunter-Gauthier joins the Northern Hydrometeorology Group as a Research Skills Trainee while Abhishek Arora joins the group as a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant. Welcome Meghan and Abhi!

2022 / 05 / 02
Jade Reynolds joins the Northern Hydrometeorology Group as an Undergraduate Research Assistant/field technician. Welcome Jade!

2022 / 04 / 25
Stephen delivered a talk entitled "Rivers in the sky: Unraveling the atmospheric river phenomenon" as part of the Exploration Place's Adult Speaker Series.

2022 / 04 / 19-22
Kelly, Derek, Spencer & Stephen deployed a new meteorological station in Terrace at UNBC's Northwest campus in an effort to improve monitoring, understanding and prediction of atmospheric rivers.

2022 / 03 / 16
The latest IRC quarterly newsletter is now available here.

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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 Program in UNBC's Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 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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