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Region Map George River Payne River Nephijee System
Years of Operation 2005 to 2012
George River Region 2005 - 2012 (1 river section)
Payne River Region 2005 - 2012 (6 river sections)
Nephijee Region 2009 - 2012 (1 river section)
River Ice Monitoring

River Ice Monitoring

Understanding current river ice conditions and monitoring changes in ice conditions are important for northern communities, and to resource development, environmental management, and climate change research. Using Earth observation satellites, real-time weather data, and local environmental knowledge, ice conditions for key rivers near the communities of Kangiqusualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, and Kangirsuk are provided in this section.

Information on river ice types, and ice conditions from initial ice formation, complete ice cover, and ice break-up are provided. Individual observation of ice conditions and types are also supported by satellite imagery and in-situ weather data.

Select the desired study area, using the map (left) to obtain a summary of ice conditions from 2005 to 2012. Detailed ice information data for each river section can be accessed through the “Ice Data” and “Ice Classification” tab.