MSc. project in glaciology/hydrology

The Hydrosystem Dynamics Laboratory at the Environmental Science Department, UQTR, is searching for a MSc candidate to carry out a research project in the fields of glaciology/hydrology. The project aims to assess the climatic sensitivity of the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies, a region where the ongoing and projected glacial retreat could greatly modify the regional hydrology cycle and related ecosystem services. The MSc. candidate will use a glacier mass-balance model forced by meteorological data from the permanent weather observing network and from an automatic, on-glacier station to reconstruct the annual mass-balance of the icefield back to the early 20th century and assess its sensitivity to climate. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a field campaign on the Columbia Icefield.

The candidate will have a degree in Geography, Earth Sciences or related discipline, good skills in data processing and analysis and interest for fieldwork in remote sites. Candidates holding, or eligible, for external scholarship will be given priority, but funding is available to support the candidate.

The project will begin between Spring or Fall 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Kinnard (Dép. Sciences de l'Environnement, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, www.uqtr.ca/des). For further information or to apply please contact christophe.kinnard@uqtr.ca. Interested candidates should send (1) a letter of motivation, (2) a short CV with academic grades and (3) the name and email of two references.

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