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Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
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Chapter 8: River and Lake Ice
Alpine lake, Hardangervidda plateau, Western Norway, in early July, for years of low winter precipitation. Low snow fall years are associated with a weak North Atlantic Oscillation - R. Borgstrøm
Alpine lake, Hardangervidda plateau, Western Norway, in early July, for years of high winter precipitation. High snow fall years are associated with a strong North Atlantic Oscillation - R. Borgstrøm
Ice-jam flooding, Ounasjoki River, Finland - Esko Kuusisto
Lake ice fishing, Nunavut, Canada - Shari Gearheard
Loss of ice coverage reducing ice transportation access to northern communities, Liard River, Canada - T.D. Prowse
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Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada. Studies of future climate conditions for the Peace-Athabasca Delta indicate that a combination of thinner river ice and reduced spring runoff, due to smaller winter snowpack, will lead to decreased ice-jam flooding. This, combined with greater summer evaporation from warmer temperatures, will cause a decline in delta-pond water levels - Dörte Köster
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