Ecohydrology data during snowmelt, Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut

Polar Bear Pass (PBP) National Wildlife area is a large regional wetland (100 km2) on Bathurst Island, and is considered one of the most critical ecological sites on the island. Detailed hydrological and hydrochemical investigations were initiated in the summer of 2007 and have been continued in the summers of 2008 and 2009 to answer questions of sustainability of this large freshwater ecosystem under ongoing climate change. More detailed sampling initiated in 2009 was continued during the 2010 snowmelt and early post-snowmelt season lasting from May until early July. In addition to water samples collected from the monitored ponds for analysis of dissolved organic carbon sources, samples were collected for analysis of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide), dissolved inorganic carbon and important nutrients (major ions, phosphorus and nitrogen components).

Metadata Access
Creator Kathy Young; Anna Abnizova; Adrian Swidzinski; Elizabeth Miller; John Siferd
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2014
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact klyoung(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-98.744W, 75.686S, -98.080E, 75.731N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-05-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-07-04T00:00:00Z