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Climate Change and Water Levels in Great Slave Lake, Canada

62.6N 110.5W

June 23rd, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes MODISTerra

Canada – June 22nd, 2013

A wide array of climate change scenarios arise from global climate models, with a clear warming trend common to most of them. All lakes and reservoirs in Canada will be affected by climate change.

Models have shown that Canada’s large lakes, such as the Great Slave Lake, visible here, indicate that the over-lake meteorological conditions are conducive to increased annual lake evaporation. Under sunny conditions, the Great Slave Lake can increase its seasonal evaporation by 28% (click here for more information).

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