Sean Carey heads the Cold Regions Hydrology Lab in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University. The Lab’s mission is to advance understanding of hydrological processes in northern environments. Combining field, laboratory and modelling approaches, Dr Carey’s group seeks to identify the factors that control the magnitude, timing and pathways of water movement in catchments where snow, ice, permafrost and cold temperatures play an important role. For the past several years, Dr Carey and his research team have been examining: i) hydrological and land surface processes in the southern Yukon near Whitehorse and, ii) ecohydrology and reclamation hydrology associated with oil-sands mining in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Please visit Sean’s personal website http://www.carleton.ca/~scarey for research opportunities.
Recent Publications (* indicates student)
El-Baroudy I*, Elshorbagy A, Carey SK, Giustolisi O, Savic D. Comparison of three data-driven techniques in modelling the evapotranspiration process. Journal of Hydroinformatics. In Press.
Keshta N, Elshorbagy A, Carey SK. 2009. A generic system dynamics model for simulating and evaluating the performance of reconstructed watersheds. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 865-881.
Quinton WL, Bemrose RK, Zhang Y, Carey SK. 2009. The influence of spatial variability in snowmelt and active layer thaw on hillslope drainage for an alpine tundra hillslope. Hydrological Processes, 23, 2628-2639. DOI: 10.1002/hyp 7327.
Carey SK, Pomeroy JW. 2009. Progress in Canadian snow and frozen ground hydrology, 2003-2007. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 32(2), 127-138.
Carey SK. 2009. Hydrology and water resources in Canadian geography. The Canadian Geographer, 53, 500-505.
Quinton WL, Carey SK. 2008 Towards an energy-based runoff generation theory for tundra landscapes. Hydrological Processes, 22, 4649-4653.
Zhang Y*, Carey SK, Quinton WL. 2008. Evaluation of the algorithms and parameterizations for ground thawing and freezing simulation in permafrost regions. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 113, D17116, doi:10.1029/2007JD009343.
Dornes P*, Pomeroy JW, Pietroniro A, Carey SK, Quinton WL. 2008. Influence of landscape aggregation in modelling snow-cover ablation and snowmelt runoff in a subarctic mountainous environment. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53, 725-740.
Carey SK. 2008. Growing Season Energy and Water Exchange from an Oil sands Overburden Reclamation Soil Cover, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 22, 2847-2857.
Quinton WL, Hayashi M, Carey SK. 2008. Peat hydraulic conductivity in cold regions and its relation to pore size and geometry. Hydrological Processes, 22, 2829-2837.
Woo MK, Kane DL, Carey SK, Yang D. 2008. Progress in Permafrost Hydrology in the New Millennium. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19, 237-254.
Carey SK, Quinton WL, Goeller NT*. 2007. Field and laboratory estimates of pore size properties and hydraulic characteristics for subarctic organic soils. Hydrological Processes, 21, 2560-2571.
Pomeroy JW, Gray DM, Brown T, Hedstrom NR, Quinton WL, Granger RJ, Carey SK. 2007. The cold regions hydrological model, a platform for basing process representation and model structure on physical evidence. Hydrological Processes, 21, 2650-2667.
Parasuraman K*, Elshorbagy A, Carey SK. 2007. Modelling the dynamics of evapotranspiration process using genetic programming. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 52 (3), 563-578
Pisaric MFJ, Carey SK, Kokelj SV, Youngblut D*. 2007. Anomalous 20th century tree growth, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, No. 5, L05714, 10.1029/2006GL029139.
Parasuraman K*, Elshorbagy A, Carey SK. 2006. Spiking-modular neural networks: a neural network modeling approach for hydrological processes. Water Resources Research, 42, W05412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004317
McCartney SE*, Carey SK, Pomeroy JW. 2006. Intra-basin variability of snowmelt water balance calculations in a Subarctic catchment. Hydrological Processes, 20: 1001-1016.
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