New research reveals surprising seasonal changes in Hudson Bay currents – Folio

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202068 Views

February 11, 2020

Flow reversal in May and June may be partly due to hydroelectric power generation, studies by U of A oceanographers suggest.

Research by University of Alberta oceanographers is shedding new light on the complexities of currents in Hudson Bay—and how the hydroelectric power industry may be affecting them.

“Our most significant finding was that there is a seasonal flow reversal in eastern Hudson Bay,” said Natasha Ridenour, a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and lead author of two studies on the topic.

“This gives us a better understanding of the impact the hydroelectric industry has on Hudson Bay—and a better understanding of where river water carries nutrients, pollutants and contaminants in the bay, which can get into the food chain.”

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