Climate change is transforming the Arctic landscape. The overall rise in temperature affects some regions more and the impacts are varied: permafrost reduction, surface albedo variations from snow cover, wildlife, monitoring changes in the accumulated water in catchment areas. The study of snow cover is also extremely important from the point of view of public safety, where the characterization of snow cover helps to identify areas at risk of avalanche. The expertise of Cartel researchers in nival cover is recognized internationally and the Cartel is a world leader in cryosphere research.

Kalifa Goïta (snow cover hydrology, analysis of changes)
Alexandre Langlois (monitoring extreme climate events in the Arctic)
Ramata Magagi (characterization of snow cover, water equivalent, modeling)
Alain Royer (monitoring and evolution of snow cover, climate change)

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