|Institution||Universite du Quebec, University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||Masters Degree|
|Graduate Program Type||Engineering|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-fredericton/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
M.Sc. (Hydrological Modeling) - Modeling predicted thermal regimes downstream during reservoir drawdown.
The objective of the project is to predict reservoir temperatures and the water temperature downstream of the dam under various release scenarios to minimize the temperature impacts. Working closely with a PDF mainly responsible for downstream scenarios, the M.Sc. candidate will concentrate on establishing the reservoir temperature conditions.
To account for vertical thermal variability in the reservoir, e.g., seasonal stratification, a CEQUEAU thermal model complemented by a 1D vertical water temperature model called MyLAKE (Multi-year Lake simulation model) will be used. Thermal indices will be computed from synthetic temperature time series.
These indices are descriptive statistics that quantify spatio-temporal variability in water temperature amplitude, frequency, timing and duration of warm events, and will be compared with habitat maps and biota distribution to examine implications for dam removal and longer term, environmental flow regimes.
[Supervisor Dr. Andre St-Hilaire, INRS Quebec City – note that proficiency in French is required]
Prospective candidates should email a cover letter, CV, unofficial university transcripts and contact information for three people who can serve as references. The cover letter must clearly indicate the project being applied for, and outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared him/her to function as a leader of the respective MAES study component, and what specific qualifications the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.
Review of applicants for the projects starting in summer 2014 will begin 21 February 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. Ideal start date for 2014 projects is in March/April. For positions starting 2015, applications can be provided until fall of 2014.
Send complete application packages to Project Manager Gordon Yamazaki by email ([email protected]).
This research is led by The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) which was founded in 2000 as a collaboration of researchers at the University of New Brunswick.
For further information, please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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