Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5181–5200, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5181-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5181–5200, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5181-2014

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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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.