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MAGS: The Mackenzie Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Study
Section 1: Project Information
University of Saskatchewan
University of Washington
Science Committee Chair
International Advisory Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140 ext. 24535
Classification (e.g., "GWF Pillar 3", "CCRN", etc.)
Note: Original site wxww.usask.ca/geography/MAGS/ (was decommissioned in June 2021)
The Canadian Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) focuses on understanding and modelling the flows of energy and water into and through the atmospheric and hydrological systems of the Mackenzie River basin.
The Mackenzie River basin yeilds the largest North American source of fresh water discharge into the Arctic Ocean. The Basin itself is subjected to wide climatic fluctuations, and is currently experiencing a warming trend. MAGS involved research into atmospheric, land surface, and hydrological issues assosicated with cold climate systems.
The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) is an international effort developed by the World Climate Research Programme as a coordinated group of activities aimed at improving our understanding and prediction of the role that the water cycle plays in the climate system. The Canadian Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) represents a major contribution to this global effort.
- measure global hydrological cycle and energy fluxes,
- model the global hydrological cycle and its impact on atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces,
- predict global and regional response of water resources to environmental change,
- advance observing techniques and data management and assimilation systems.
Position, Institution, and Contact Information
Theme 1 Leader
Theme 2 Leader
Theme 3 Leader
E.D. (Ric) Soulis
Theme 4 Leader
Theme 5 Leader
Current Status of this Project
○ In Progress
T-2021-03-16-O1qGDZv8bgU6O1SxdPypQE5A Project 1.2