Articles | Volume 27, issue 19
Research article
09 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 09 Oct 2023

Modelling the regional sensitivity of snowmelt, soil moisture, and streamflow generation to climate over the Canadian Prairies using a basin classification approach

Zhihua He, Kevin Shook, Christopher Spence, John W. Pomeroy, and Colin Whitfield

Data sets

Virtual Watershed Model Simulations for Typified Prairie Watersheds in Seven Basin Classes Z. He, K. Shook, C. Spence, J. Pomeroy, and C. Whitfield

Short summary
This study evaluated the impacts of climate change on snowmelt, soil moisture, and streamflow over the Canadian Prairies. The entire prairie region was divided into seven basin types. We found strong variations of hydrological sensitivity to precipitation and temperature changes in different land covers and basins, which suggests that different water management and adaptation methods are needed to address enhanced water stress due to expected climate change in different regions of the prairies.