Aerial view of Accomplishment Creek and the Sagavanirktok River in the Brooks Range of Alaska.  Photo by D.L. Kane






  
The Hydrologic Cycle and its Role in Arctic and Global Environmental Change: A Rationale and Strategy for Synthesis Study (CHAMP)


6 September 2001

Dear Arctic Colleague,

The Hydrologic Cycle and its Role in Arctic and Global Environmental Change: A Rationale and Strategy for Synthesis Study is now available. The report is available on request through ARCUS: Phone 907/474-1600, Fax 907/474-1604, e-mail arcus@arcus.org, fill out an on-line request form, or you may download an electronic copy as a PDF using the links to the right.

In September 2000, a workshop was convened to identify several notable gaps in our current level of understanding of arctic hydrological systems. Rapidly emerging data sets, technologies, and modeling resources provide an unprecedented opportunity to move forward.The report defines three major research and synthesis challenges and provides recommendations for critical and strategic investments in arctic system science.

Drafts of this document were circulated for broad community review. The editors thank all who contributed to this report for their suggestions and participation in this important arctic research community effort.

This publication may be cited as:

Vörösmarty, C.J., L.D. Hinzman, B.J. Peterson, D.H. Bromwich, L.C. Hamilton, J.Morison, V.E. Romanovsky, M.Sturm, and R.S. Webb. 2001. The Hydrologic Cycle and its Role in Arctic and Global Environmental Change: A Rationale and Strategy for Synthesis Study. Fairbanks, Alaska: Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., 84 pp.


Also available: Extended abstracts from the September 2000 Arctic hydrology workshop, Arctic Hydrology Meeting White Papers.Download the PDF (3.15 MB)
    
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Full Publication (2.72 MB)

 
Download the Report Chapter by Chapter

Introduction (438 K)
Title page through Chapter 1
 
Chapter 2 (806 KB)
A Strategy for Detecting and Understanding Arctic Hydrological Change:Arctic-CHAMP
 
Chapter 3 (246 KB)
Role and Importance of Water in the Arctic System
 
Chapter 4 (942 KB)
Unprecedented Change to Arctic Hydrological Systems
 
Chapter 5 (535 KB)
Impacts and Feedbacks Associated with Arctic Hydrological Change
 
Chapter 6 (96 KB)
Implementation of Arctic-CHAMP
 
Appendices, References, and Contributors(166 KB)
 
Front Cover (124 KB)
 
Back Cover (124 KB)


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Photo: Aerial view of Accomplishment Creek and the
     Sagavanirktok River in the Brooks Range of Alaska.  Photo by D.L. Kane