Mackenzie GEWEX Study

Project Description
The Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) is a set ofB coordinated process,
remote sensing and modelling studies of the behaviour and the
connections between the atmospheric and hydrologic (water) systems of
the Mackenzie River Basin in northern Canada. It is being conducted by
a network of Canadian government and university scientists supported
by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of
Canada, Environment Canada, and other government and industrial

The goal of MAGS is to improve our understanding of the water and
energy cycle of the Mackenzie River Basin in particular and of cold
regions in general. One its major objectives is to develop coupled
models of the atmospheric and hydrological processes of the Mackenzie
River Basin that can be used to evaluate the impact of both
human-induced climate change and natural climate variability on
Canada's water resources.

MAGS is also an important Canadian contribution to the Global Water
and Energy Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) ; a major international research
project coordinated by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

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