Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Research article
12 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2014

Meltwater run-off from Haig Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2002–2013

S. J. Marshall


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Oct 2014) by Jan Seibert
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Nov 2014) by Jan Seibert
Short summary
This paper presents a new 12-year glacier meteorological, mass balance, and run-off record from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This provides insight into the glaciohydrological regime of the Rockies. For the period 2002-2013, about 60% of glacier meltwater run-off originated from seasonal snow and 40% was derived from glacier ice and firn. Ice and firn run-off is concentrated in the months of August and September, at which time it contributes significantly to regional-scale water resources.