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Section 1: Observatory Metadata
Marmot Creek Research Basin
Nelson - Saskatchewan River Basin
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Lead Investigator: John Pomeroy
Marmot Creek feeds the Kananaskis River and the Bow River system from the Rocky Mountains, Alberta. Its area is 14 km² and it is primarily covered with montane and subalpine forest with alpine tundra ridgetops. The basin has seasonally frozen soils. The basin has been subject to intensive hydrometeorological studies since the International Hydrological Decade. It has 8 permanent meteorological stations at elevations from 1450 m to 2500 m collecting precipitation, snow depth, soil moisture, soil temperature, short and longwave radiation, air temperature, humidity, wind speed, and turbulent fluxes of heat and water vapour. Observations of groundwater levels and streamflow are made by the federal and provincial governments.
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