Latest News & Publications
2023 / 06 / 06
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.
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
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
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
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
2023 / 01 / 01
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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