Current Research | Dec 16, 2017

Understanding How Climate Change Affects Carbon Loading to Boreal Lakes

Seeing how the impact of climate change may affect how carbon is loaded into lakes

Snow covered lake in Canada

Lake 239 is the site of this study that explores how climate change affects carbon loading to boreal lakes.

We want to understand how climate change affects carbon loading to boreal lakes, through long-term changes in precipitation and changes in the intensity and duration of storms. New data loggers and sensors for dissolved organic carbon have been installed on two of the Lake 239 inflow streams and the lake outflow.

We also want to understand the connectivity and mechanisms by which wetlands at IISD-ELA affect the physical and chemical characteristics of stream waters.